The Lazy Designer

Cover Thoughts?

If and when I ever decide to take the plunge into self publishing novels (still undecided!) I’m going to use a professional cover artist. But for my story collections and non-fiction I’m still messing about with pixels on my own.

Any major concerns with this cover? To encourage myself to actually finish the Lazy Designer I’m going to release the book in six parts (i.e., instead of waiting until forever happens before finishing the entire thing).

Each book cover will have a slightly different subtitle in the center but will otherwise look the same (I’m debating changing the ‘banner’ color as well with each).

Former lead designer at BioWare (Dragon Age: Origins, Neverwinter Nights). Creator of Raiders of the Serpent Sea.


  • Robert

    Looks good! Just a bit puzzled about the ‘career’ subtitle going right in with ‘book 1’. Are you only gunning for those looking to get into the industry? If you’ve considered making the scope broader, why not start the series with a subtitle that pulls in both gamers and budding designers? Something like a mix of “Extra Credits” and ‘making of’?


  • Brent Knowles


    Thanks! The first book will be geared towards getting into the industry, with the next five releases becoming more detailed (delving into specializations and managerial aspects of larger and larger projects). 

    I do intend to have a bit of “making of” content in all six books. I’ll take another look at the cover and see if it makes sense tweaking the subtitle. Thanks for the suggestions.

    – Brent

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