otto-o got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Bold, Beautiful Book Cover Artist Needed
Check out otto-o's Book cover contest…
We help doctors write books.
What's your vision?
I'm working with a doctor who needs a book cover for a book he's writing on skin and wrinkles. The goal of the book is to help educate patients on skin and skin care. The target audience is (mostly) women between the ages of 42 and 65. THE TITLE: A Place Without Creases: Getting your best-looking face with or without cosmetic procedures AUTHOR: Barry Keller, MD OVERALL AESTHETIC: I envision the cover of the book having the following: - a testimonial at the top - a single image - the authors name The three words that I would use to describe what we are looking for in this project, they would be: 1) Simple 2) Clean 3) Bold. We want the book to appear very credible and professional. It should appeal to women. Light colors or white - clean. No dark colors. We want to use eye-catching, clean typography.
Examples of covers the doctor likes are below - these should be used for style/form inspiration. Please don't copy them. The doctor floated two ideas for the possible book cover - this doesn't mean he'll use this, but it may help direction: 1) He envisioned a design like the American Nerd design below...but with mannequin heads in picture frames 2) The other idea in his head was a smooth face or plastic face looking up... This project includes having the cover, spine, and back cover designed. The project should be designed in Adobe InDesign CS6. This book initially will be printed with Createspace as a 8.5" X 8.5" square, perfect bound book (around 200 pages) - so it must meet their guidelines. I will attach the template later. I'd also like the cover to look good on a thumbnail on Amazon or other website - so designing a clear image that can be seen from "across the room" is important. Thanks for your interest in the project. If you have any questions at any point - please ask and I will clarify within hours. The doctor and I will post feedback daily, and I'll do my best to leave personal feedback on each design. I'm looking build a long-term working relationship with the winning artist.
$499 Silver package
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.
otto-o 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!
Excellent work on the design of my book cover. Tracy's skill is top-notch and meets all the required standards for today's publishers. Her talent brought together my core ideas and transformed them into an eye-catching design I am proud to show off. Highly recommended.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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