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Children’s Book Illustration
Guitar Case Commission
One Just for Fun
Thought I’d go ahead and share some projects I’ve been working on recently. I’d love to hear your comments 🙂
I am happy to let you all know that I have recently come up with a new logo design that I illustrated to go with my business name, Mundus Media Ink. What do you think?
I like the idea of an octopus because they squirt ink, so here’s my little ink squirter which is meant to represent me busy at designing. He keeps me in-line, see his little eyes, he’s making sure I’m working 🙂
So this eight armed guy inspired me to revamp my whole website and make it easier for authors to find all the services I provide, from book cover design to website design and author image branding. My new website design clearly states all my pricing up-front and makes it easy for you to contact me for any service they might be interested in. Take a look and let me know what you think 🙂
At the same time, I finally came up with a brand new business card design. This is great because I had never gotten around to designing one before. I have a lot of author events that I’m attending in the near future and I have a beautiful business card to hand out to all the new authors I meet.
It’s a folding design so I could include a lot of information, which I really like. Have a look…
These were the front, insides, and then back of the business card. Also, I redesigned my headshot for the website, here’s the final result…
Thanks for taking the time to have a look at my new designs and illustrations. If you’re interested in any of the services I have to offer you can have a look at them here…
Hope you had a great weekend 🙂
Through Mundus Media Ink I am happy to provide services to the indie author community as well as to those authors who have signed with a traditional publishing company. At MMI we have a wide range of services to aid you in your publishing experience. Take your time and have a look through all of the affordable services we have to offer on our website. below are some of the more popular services we provide.
Thinking you’d like more than just one service that we provide? Check out this package we’ve put together to save you some cash on your author brand image design.
A collection of premade book covers for indie authors, affordable yet stunning designs. Once sold, a premade cover is not available for resale, i.e, you get a unique book cover.
High resolution book cover designs for your eBook and print covers. No extra charges for stock images used in the design. You get a unique and stunning design that will skyrocket your book sales.
A well designed book cover talks to the reader and convinces them to pick it up and have a look inside. An award winning illustrator, I will take the ideas inspired from your book as well as what you envision, and illustrate a cover that will generate sales.
If you’re looking for a map to illustrate the world you’ve created, you couldn’t have picked a better place to get it. Let our award winning illustrator work her magic for your book.
Trying to attract attention to your books and your blog? Do you need an eye-catching banner for your website or social media page? We will design your banners to flow seamlessly with your brand and your books.
Do you need an awesome image that will help you sell your books? Look no further. Our book teaser design will help you market your books across your social media platforms. We will create a beautiful design that will drive more traffic to your point-of-purchase.
We create some of the best logo’s in the business! Get a logo that will grab the viewer’s attention with a design that reflects your publishing company or brand.
I was happy when I received a commission last month to illustrate a Map for Aaron Thomas, author of The Weapon Bearer. Check out his website and books here.
Maps are one of my favorite things to illustrate, I love the look of an old map, they just whisk you away to far off worlds in your mind and you’re instantly on an adventure.
This is only the third map I have ever created but I think I’m improving a lot with each project. If you have any suggestions for my future creations I’d love to hear them. I hope to do many more map illustrations in the future.
If you are looking for a map illustration I’d love to hear from you. Check out this link to find out more information.
Let’s be honest, we all judge a book by its cover most of the time (and there are legions of blogs dedicated to the pastime).
Books with good graphics, and eye-catching font are good quality covers that sell more copies – simple fact.
Book cover design is booming and even have their own awards.
The Internet has also enabled fast and effective circulation and exchange of documents, ideas and feedback which is commonplace among designers and authors, sharing book cover designs for feedback before they go to publishing.
But whether you choose to design your cover yourself, or will be working with a professional designer, there are a few things that will help you from start to finish.
Before you get started on creating a brief for a cover design, or before starting to design one yourself, you need to decide on the message you want to send.
If you want to design your own book cover or if you’ve just hired a cover designer, here’s a list of useful tips and tricks to consider for your project. Good luck!
Generate excitement. Grab attention. The main goal of every book cover is to generate excitement. The cover is one of the best tools in your marketing arsenal. That’s why you should create something that will stop people in their tracks and evoke interest.
The book cover is the hook that will help you to promote your book. It is not a specific scene from your book featuring your main character. If it is, you should be ready to look for a general type of character in your imagery, or just a back view or partial view of them. The partial views generate more excitement. Coming up with a specific scene from the book may confuse the viewer or clutter up your cover. Better to stick with ideas generated from the points listed above for a clean and powerful cover design.
Announce its genre
Clearly, many book buyers search for books by category, niche, or genre, so this instant identification with where your book belongs is a critical task. The book cover should show what genre the book is. Look at these book covers. It is an easy task to understand what kind of books are in front of you, right? A really good book cover “talks” to its readers through choice of typography, imagery and metaphor.
Telegraph its tone
Although more subtle, it’s also important to imply the tone of a work, especially fiction. Is it a brash, over-the-top page turner, or a subtle character study?
Explain its scope
More common to nonfiction, readers need to know what’s included in your book and what’s not—in terms of subject matter, time periods, geography, skill levels, or any other guide that will give potential buyers this information.
Effective book covers have a “hook”—something that intrigues, grabs you by the throat, makes a promise—something that will attract and hold a reader’s attention and make them want to know more.
Establish a market position
Your book cover can help browsers by letting them know where your book fits in with other, similar books they are already familiar with. More encyclopedic? With vampires? And tons of resources?
Minimal style is timeless. It helps to focus on the book’s title and authors name.
It is good practice to look at bad design examples too. In fact crap, trashy book covers has become a meme in itself, whether it’s the romance genre or the aptly titled ‘funny as shit book covers’ board on Pinterest. Unfortunately there are so many bad cover designs.
Overwrought and over-thought typography is the main offender but using stock imagery can also destroy a book’s visual credibility. Be careful with fonts and stock images. Or seek out a professional cover designer.
Think you’ve learned enough to create a stunning book cover design? Slow down! To get really inspired you need to immerse yourself amongst book cover design lovers. Look no further than Pinterest to find minimalist, bold, graphic-driven book cover boards that will make you swoon.
But it doesn’t stop there. Head to Flickr and the Book Cover Archive for more visual treats!