It has been a long time since I’ve posted and a lot has happened! I am now nearly six months into my MA in Graphic Design (Online) at the University of Hertfordshire and I am absolutely loving it. My grades came back for one of the modules last semester and I did really well so I plan to keep up my winning streak and work hard to achieve my #goals!
I must admit, there hasn’t been a lot of creative writing time these past few weeks, due to having a full time job and uni work, plus general life stuff. I have been doing a ton of graphic design and I thought it would be nice to post some of the book cover designs I’ve made in the past and also a newer one I did a year or so ago.
First up is the cover I created for my short horror-fantasy story Shuffle, published back in 2015 at Kaleidotrope magazine. I created a photomanipulation but recently updated it with new typography.
I’m so happy with how this turned out. A lot of work (and layers!) went into creating the zombified look. The stock image I used for the woman (my character Sarah) was a normal-looking woman. Definitely not un-dead!
I will post a few more of my book covers over the coming weeks. If you are an author looking for professional book cover design drop me a message with your budget at joliverdesigns(at)gmail(dot)com. I’d love to hear from you!