Emily Macomber got their new podcast by running a design contest:
The Dream Dealer's Daughter needs Striking Podcast Cover Art
Check out Emily Macomber's Podcast contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
The Dream Dealer’s Daughter is a sci-fi fantasy audiobook featuring sound effects and theme music that will be released as a weekly podcast. And I need an illustrated cover that sets the tone for the story I’m telling. The Dream Dealer’s Daughter explores time travel, the subconscious universe, multi-dimensions, body recycling, the intricacy of the physical senses, and how every existence is connected by something we don’t yet understand. Here's a link to a tiktok video with a sample of the podcast so you can get an idea of what it's like: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8UAbcrw/
What's your vision?
What I picture: The silhouette of a person running toward a hazy lighthouse and beneath their feet is the texture of sand dunes (see example photos). I am mainly aiming for an illustrated design, but I am okay with stock photos being used so long as it portrays what I’m looking for. I however, would also like to avoid the added expense of stock photos. The title of the podcast is: The Dream Dealer's Daughter Author information needed on the cover: by Emily Macomber About the example photos, what's important and what isn't: The photo of a person running on the beach, in my mind, represents my main character who is a 17-year-old girl. I like their footprints in the sand, and the movement of their coat because it feels dramatic. The birds in that photo aren't relevant to the story though. I love the photo of the lighthouse with the people standing in the distance, this is significant to the story, but if the shadows of people make the cover too cluttered, I'm perfectly happy with having that element cut. I like the lines in the sand dune photo and how it looks like these lines could be leading someone in a certain direction. When it comes to colors, I’m intrigued by the contrast between black, dark greys, and pops of white, but I am open to other colors too. If you are inspired and think a certain color would make the cover stand out, give it a shot. What I’m striving for is authenticity and uniqueness. Think eerie and profound. Something that captures the feeling of being alone on a stormy beach or that feeling when you're alone in the house and you’ve heard a strange noise. Dimension Requirements (I just copied and pasted this from an article): Podcast cover art dimensions are 3000 x 3000 pixels, which is an 1:1 aspect ratio. You should be using JPEG or PNG files with 72 dpi in the RGB color space. Note: To make sure artwork elements aren’t obscured by play progress and played indicators, avoid putting artwork elements in the bottom fifth of your image.
Hello! I’m Emily, the creator, and host of The Dream Dealer’s Daughter. I chose to do a contest because I want to see a multitude of cool designs as this podcast is part of a series and I’m hoping to find an artist or artists that I can work with on future projects as well. Other things to note: -Since the title is long, I really want a font that is easy to read and that will reproduce well in large and small formats. -One of the inspiration photos I included features a person running on the beach, their coat flapping in the wind, but my main character is bodiless at different parts in the story, so if you want to play around with what a non-physical existence would look like, have at it. -The example pictures I’ve shared can be used for inspiration purposes only, because I do not own the copyright. And these photos are just encouragement, not definite. I’m really hoping to see some unique designs. -Not intrigued by the lighthouse and sand theme? Other important elements in the story include a gold metal hand that contains important information, a pocket-watch that tells time in multiple dimensions, a faceless presence that roams time, and a yellow card that acts as an invitation into a person’s mind. -I am inspired by the sample photo of the lighthouse with shadowed silhouettes, and it's grainy-quality. So it'd be great if that could be incorporated. -Since this is going to be the face of my podcast, once I've chosen a design and the Design Transfer Agreement has been signed, I'm stating here that it will be used for commercial use.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Podcast starts at £159.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their podcast.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Emily Macomber collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Kateryna has taught me a valuable life lesson - Do what you want to do regardless of opposition because no one is going to be able to do what you can or even want to do. I'm sure this project in the hands of millions of other people would've never came out the way it did if it weren't for her. I hope this project inspires those who come after us. Today it seems like a crazy stupid idea, but tomorrow it's revolutionary. Kateryna is a visionary, a leader, and a to be legend!
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