Welcome back to the book cover design miniseries! To recap:
Part 2 is about the process of commissioning a cover design
Part 3 (first published in the Nov. 27, 2018 NL) will be about the design for Blind the Eyes specifically.
What it’s like working with a cover designer
While designing my own covers was good practice and the outcome could have looked (much) worse, leaning too hard into a D.I.Y. ethos can be a mistake. I felt it was important to work with experts where appropriate—and design work (like editing) is one of those areas where it makes sense to recognize your own limitations and invest.
In this case, those limitations were both creative and technical. My artistic and Photoshop skills aren’t that finely honed,... Read more