At the beginning of your scheduled session, we will take a few minutes to review your theme and the inspiration or source of your theme. From here, if there are existing layout ideas, we’ll start to explore sourcing art (stock, etc.) and discuss typography. If we’re starting from scratch, we’ll discuss the elements needed on the cover and how the theme can be used to incorporate those pieces.
We may discuss how the theme relates to the cover and ways to carry your design elements throughout your spreads, endsheets, title pages, etc. The color palette will be established, as well as typography. Depending on your platform, we will work with Friesens selection of fonts available via ConnectMe or with Adobe Fonts included in your Adobe CC subscription.
As our design progresses, we’ll see the cover design come together using the assets, fonts and design elements that we’ve discussed. Depending on our time frame, hopefully we’re close to finalizing your cover, setting up the spine text, adding some content or elements to the back cover. Our goal is to get as close as possible to your final cover within the time allotted for our session.
The final production aspect of your cover occurs after our session. The rough edges are polished and any adjustments or edits we discussed are applied. Press-ready, production artwork is delivered to your Friesens representative. You will receive a 3D mockup of your cover along with flat artwork – ideal for promoting yearbook sales. Any additional assets discussed for use throughout your book will also be provided.
If artwork, additional illustration, or changes are required after session, a quote will be provided for additional services. This quote will need to be approved before additional work is started.