Spring is a busy season for surface pattern designers. During March, April, and May I spent a great deal of my time creating new work for the art licensing shows. The deadlines were tight and back to back. In the midst of all that was going on I caught wind of the Golden Coil cover design contest with an entry deadline of April 30th. I had too much great new work not to jump in and try! At the last moment I switched up a few of my designs and submitted them. You never know where this kind of exposure leads, and it’s the kind of thing that many art directors peruse.
Here are the two entries. The first design was selected in the top ten and then became a part of the overall vote on Instagram.
We were really happy to be selected as one of the top ten designs for such a neat company. Customized planners, beautiful pages, many covers to choose from… and the box it comes in is to die for. I’m trying to justify a mid-year purchase. Although my design didn’t come out on top, I’m still really happy with the results. I’ve made lots of great contacts and now I know where I’m buying my next planner! Check them out on Instagram @goldencoil and online Golden Coil.
* Mock up courtesy of Golden Coil. Cover designs ©2018 Bova Creative