Fantasia Frog Designs
FFD strives to meet each author’s end goal for their cover, and therefore each cover strongly reflects each author’s preferences and personal taste.
Eggnog or Mimosas? Are you old enough to drink?
Definitely eggnog over Mimosas, but if you don’t mind, put a little rum in it
We’re also taking pictures with Santa, did you bring a gift for him? (Maybe a new release or a pretty book cover…)
Ack! Santa’s here!! I haven’t been good. (Hides)
Please enter. Drinks are served by the elves in the corner.
Lovely, I like that tall one – impish little fella isn’t he?
What’s your favorite holiday and why?
Valentine’s Day. Do I really have to say why…. Okay. (I get to chill with my man).
Did you ask Santa for anything good?
He can’t know where I am. Remember? Bad.
What’s your favorite place to spend the holidays?
Well… normally at home by the fire with my husband and son, but this year I’m taking a train out West and that just might be AWESOME!
What is your favorite Christmas memory?
Discovering my husband is a big kid. On our second Christmas together he got up at three a.m. so excited because it was time to go down and look at the tree. Goofy looks good on him.
Do you have personal resolutions for the New Years? Anything interesting?
Hmm, no. Boring aren’t I?
How did Fantasia Frog start?
I worked in a bookstore for ten years, reading back covers of books, staring in awe at the pretty front covers, and then I happened to ask one of my co-workers what program I would need to design my own. He pointed me in the direction of the photoshop program and voila!
What is your process in designing covers and promotional materials?
I have a variety of processes. Sometimes I browse photostock sites and a few images strikes my fancy. I put them together and sell them as premade covers. Otherwise I wait until one of the publishers I work with sends me a cover art form. Then I search for specific photos. I often do a few style trials. If the images don’t look right I keep adjusting the layer’s tone and eventually something seems to fit.
What do clients usually look for when they contact you?
To be honest I don’t really know. They often say they like one or two of my premade covers to give me an idea what they are hoping for.
Is Fantasia Frogs working on anything exciting at the moment?
I’d still like to design vectors. I’m teaching myself the process at the moment, but there really isn’t much time to dedicate to it at the moment.
FFD also has a large number of premade covers which are broken in to specific categories according to their genre. If you are searching for something a little more mainstream, FFD works alongside Spittyfish Designs, a Young Adult/Contemporary Adult site focusing on all of the genres excerpt erotica or steamy romance.
What goals does Fantasia Frog have for the new upcoming year?
I’m buying myself a toy, a designing toy, but I’m not telling what. (Just in case I’m inept at figuring out how to work it). But if I do figure it out, you’ll be the first to know.
Where can readers find you?
a. Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/FantasiaFrog
c. Website: http://fantasiafrogdesigns.wordpress.com
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