It starts with a simple email. What is your book like? Describe its genre, tone, plot or main ideas, target group and publishing platform. Give any other important information (i.e. deadline). What kind of cover do you have in mind? Be as precise as you want – give strict guidelines or leave me a full creative freedom.
I get back to you as soon as possible after conducting a short research. I inform you if I am able to deliver what you have envisioned and provide you with a price estimate. After we reach an agreement you pay an advance and I start designing.
In my work I use a mix of photo manipulation, painting and graphic design to offer an unique and original artwork that properly balances the form and function of a book cover. After I sent you a finished cover, your thoughts are welcomed – and with your suggestions we can go through up to three rounds of revisions.
After the final revisions end up with a fully satisfying cover for your book, you transfer the rest of the payment (via PayPal). I send you the cover in full resolution, adjusted to your publishing platform(s). You retain the copyright to the design and the cover. Now, you can use your new book cover anywhere, in any way you like.