Welcome back to Najla Qamber Designs! We’re all about bringing your vision to life one pixel at a time. Today we wanted to highlight another amazing author we’ve worked with but this time she’s also part of our QD&M team! Author Jennifer Silverwood. We’ve also covered all her books to date. It’s so exciting to see all our covers together! Old and new!
Naj gushing: After years of working together on her covers, she’s become a huge asset to the company in many ways. Every cover we work on for her, every illustration we commission her with and every idea she brings to us to better the business has not only strengthened our foundations as a company but our bond as a power trio (Najla, Nada and Jennifer) in the industry! We’re very grateful that she found us!
Then VS. Now
Not only have we designed 23 covers for Jennifer to-date, including re-covers, but we’ve also created countless teasers and website themes through the years. Design trends are ever-shifting. When planning your book covers for a series, one of the best things you can do are to look at best-selling books in your target genre. Different genres will use different fonts and subject matter. We at Najla Qamber Designs also research and pay attention to current and emerging trends. Jennifer is primarily a fantasy romance author, but she also writes cross-genre into sci-fi/steampunk and contemporary romance. Check out the difference between the first editions of this Young Adult Sci-fi series and the 2017 recovers:
Another example is 2012 vs 2018 Editions of Silver Hollow:
Logos are a great way to create an easily identifiable brand you can use across platforms. Here are samples of two different logo designs we did for Jennifer Silverwood in 2013 and then 2017:
A Word from Jenn
I was lucky to stumble across Najla’s Deviantart page while still in the process of writing my first full-length novel. Six years later she’s still my go-to for every project. The best part is my writing has improved alongside her design skills. With each book, I believe we get even better.”
About the Author
Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time, she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it’s the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador, or a road trip to the next town. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas. She is the author of two series—Heaven’s Edge and Wylder Tales—and the stand-alone titles Stay and She Walks in Moonlight. Silver Hollow 2018 Edition available for pre-order wherever eBooks are sold.