Excellent work by 3224rholic. He really fulfilled the brief, was very responsive when I suggested changes, and I was delighted by the end result.
How Denise Stokes started their print or packaging design journey
Who are you known as?
"From the Crack House to the White House"
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Entertainment & The Arts
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
cover art for an autobiography
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
I need cover art and/or the layout for an autobiography entitled "From the Crack House to the White House. Please read the book synopsis and design ideas and let me know if this is a project for you.
As a little girl, Denise was full of unanswered questions and struggling in a painful relationship with her mother, a popular radio DJ in South Georgia. Raped of her virginity at 13, Denise ran home to find little consolation from her mother. Devastated, with no father to turn to Denise did everything she could to salvage the pieces of her childhood. With little success in finding peace or love at home, Denise desperately turned to the comfort of an older man which ignited a war at home leaving her abandoned by her mother and homeless at 16.
Without the guidance of loving parents Denise was left to be preyed upon by the dangerous streets which lead her to a manipulative pimp and a horrifying gang rape. Challenged for survival Denise made the mistake of losing herself to drug and alcohol addiction. Denise felt and acted as if her life was lost to circumstance and poor choices. Denise stopped waiting to die and began to learn how to live. She learned about herself and became empowered enough to shed the labels and stereotypes that almost broke her spirit.
Denise’s story takes you from the crack house where she went hungry and begged for drugs all the way to the White House, where she advised President Clinton. Once broken and hopeless, Denise triumphed with honesty, compassion and persistence to earn the respect of her peers, audiences and most importantly, herself!
The first idea for this book was to somehow transition or blend a picture of the White House with a dilapidated “drug” house and somehow place a picture of me in the midst of it. I have attached my (very feeble) attempt. Please continue with this idea if it moves you or if you feel something different from the synopsis and title I am completely open to your artistic interpretation!
Again, you may stick with the original concept if you feel you can make it pop and reflect the book or if your creative ideas take you in another direction, please feel free.
If your design is chosen I will need very high resolution graphics (both jpg and layered psd) to print the cover and other necessary promotional materials)