couderkirk got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Agile PR — we need a hip but professional cover about modern public relations
Check out couderkirk's Book cover contest…
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Hello designers. We’d like for you to design a 6.125” x 9.25” hardcover for us. Here’s the information on the book: Title: Agile PR Subtitle: Expert Messaging in a Hyper-Connected, Always-On World Author: Marian Salzman and the team at Havas PR (for the author treatment, we'd like "Marian Salzman" to be 2-3" wide, with "and the team at Havas PR" follow her on the same line but in much smaller type. We want it to be clear that she is the author and they are helping.) ----Design Information---- Audience: PR (Public Relations) professionals who need to understand the latest techniques for how to send out truly effective communication messages about their clients in our very complicated, fast-moving, and, ever-changing world. This book book covers social media and online activities extensively, but it is NOT a technical or “computer” book. It’s closer to a marketing book in feel Over all “look and feel”: We need something very hip and contemporary, but in an adult, professional way. A bit like “Wired” magazine. It should be bold and attention-grabbing, but not “heavy-” feeling, as it’s about being agile. Maybe there’s one surprising element that says “agile.” The book should say: this is the most cutting-edge book on public relations. Possible imagery: This should be most text with a big title, but we would like some image, even if it’s embedded within the title. Agile means flexible, nimble, can move quickly and change directions easily, so: - the title could have a bit of “agility” within the way it appears. - Another direction would be some image that implies navigating the world of texting, websites, newspapers, magazines, twitter — that is, approaching all the media in a flexible way. - or, possibly something connections, - or, the 24/7, always-on new nature of PR - maybe one hand-written element We do not want any stock photos of businesspeople in suits Published books with similar feel: I’m attaching a group of books I’m calling HipProfessional to give you an idea of the general feeling. Some information about the book is attached. NOTE: Please show me your designs as a face-front, flat image. You’re welcome to also include an angled “3D” version if you want, but we want to be able to compare all the designs in a FLAT format. We prefer jpgs that are about 1200 pixels tall. We do not want to see a spine or a back cover. Thanks, Cathleen Ouderkirk
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at €269.
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 book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
couderkirk 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.
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And then… they selected a winner!
As a designer myself, I wanted to get another perspective based on the book details I provided because I am too critical of my own work. He was absolutely great! Easy to work with and just loved the vibrancy of the colors, just like I wanted. My book cover is already being praised on social media. I highly recommend him.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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