We require a talented book cover designer who is able to create original cover art as well as design the front, back and spine of a novel that we are in the process of publishing. The size of the book is 4.5" x 7.5". Spine measurement will be advised once the interior design/number of pages is finalised, but for initial design purposes, the designer may utilise a measurement of 1.3" (allowing for increase) as the manuscript is lengthy.
The story is about child abuse and is written in Malay for the Malaysian market. So, the designer should be prepared to work with text in a foreign language. Translation/explanation where necessary will be provided.
For the cover design, the author has an idea of a concept, as follows:
A little girl of about 5 years old dragging a teddy bear by the hand along the ground. The girl's face is obscured/unseen. There should be a swing nearby and trees/greenery in the background.
The design should be hand-rendered, preferably in watercolour. The type face for the title and author's name should be prominent/bold-faced, and preferably hand-rendered as well.
The final design should be delivered in both AI and pdf. Designer must add crop marks and bleeding of 0.5mm all around. Designer must also additionally agree to enclose black and white versions of the design for blind emboss and spot UV purposes, if required.
Further details will be discussed with the successful bidder. However, feel free to message any questions you might have.
Attached is a sample of the author's previous book cover design to give an idea of what we've done before.