Today, I’m sooo excited to show off the cover to Secondhand Shoes and introduce you to the cover artist, Collin Beishir. I’m sure he thought I was a
royal pain the ass. little confused about what I really wanted.
But anyway here’s the cover:
Ain’t she purdy?
Collin you did a fantabulous job. Hugs and chocolate chip cookies to you.
Me: So Collin, briefly tell me about yourself and what you do.
Collin: Well, I am 33 year old Graphic Artist. I may not have a degree in Graphic Arts but I founded Beishir Media to provide a wide variety of design services from individuals to companies anywhere at a reasonable price.
Me: How did you get started in creating book covers?
Collin: I got started when Norma needed a cover for Chasing The Wind, so I used a DNA image, watermarking the image using a word processing program, a scanner, and some ingenuity.Now I only use Adobe products in my artwork and Open Office for my typesetting-and book covers isn't the only think I'll be doing in the near future. I am branching out into advertising, web design, web mastering, and other printed materials.
Me:Was I one of those peeps who drove you absolutely crazy and wished he could ditch? Just wondering.
Nope. Dealing with people is the fun part because of the unpredictability, some people do get difficult, some are amazed after just one draft. I prefer to use client input along with using the concept to build the image design for a project. Everyone goes through difficult clients or readers.
Me: Well, I can tell your mama raised you right. Personally, I’ve dubbed him to sainthood. Saint Collin.
Where can people find out more about what you do and get some samples of your work?
Collin:Here’s the link to where you can find out more about me: Beishir Media
Me: Collin, thank you soooo much for sharing with us and for putting together my lovely cover. Hope to see you again soon.
And to everyone else, I hope you like my baby’s dress. There’s nothing like having peeps thinking your kid ran through the ugly forest.
Also, I’m picking through what my editor has suggested. Then it will get a proofread before going to the formatter. After that, it gets another proofread, and then if everything is good, it will be made into a paperback and an e-book. So its looking like the baby will be here around the end of August or sometime in September. Yay!
Hugs and chocolate,