Freeman CFP® got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Illustrate a book cover to help people successfully retire
Check out Freeman CFP®'s Book cover contest…
3D Retirement Income
Freeman Linde, CFP®, EA
Freeman Linde is a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional and an Enrolled Agent to practice before the IRS. He is a co-founder and partner at La Crosse Financial Planning, a full service retirement and financial planning firm that specializes in helping people age 50 and older to retire successfully and stay successfully retired.
3D Retirement Income teaches people close to retirement how to turn their retirement nest egg into a retirement income that out-lives them, out-paces inflation, and out-maneuvers life.
People over age 50 who are trying to retire in the next ten years or have retired in the last ten years.
Book cover type
NO STOCK PHOTOS! If I wanted a stock image, I can find those myself for $10. I'm not paying $800 for someone to find stock image and put text one it. I want ORIGINAL illustrations. I don't want someone seeing the the image elsewhere. (Now, if there is a stock illustration that you think might pop, AND YOU COULD RECREATE SOMETHING SIMILAR THAT WOULD BE ORIGINAL ARTWORK, you are free to submit the stock illustration with your mock-up just to see if I like the overall idea. But the end work would need to be original.) This is your chance to surprise and delight. What do you think might grab a bookstore-browser's attention that would fit with the title?
What to avoid
NO STOCK IMAGES! I don't like campy things. So no "retro style 3D" images or styles. "3D" is not the focus, and it actually stands for "Direction, Duration, and Deviation", not for Three Dimensional.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at MX$5,699.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Freeman CFP® collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Semnitz created a cover for the second book in my series. He was a great designer to work with. Made changes fast and was open to my suggestions. His work is of a very professional level. Great job!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
Recently completed contests:
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