Dalim was wonderful to work with. In the final stage of the contest, I had 3 designers whose work I liked, each one of them working with a quite similar design, but none of them feeling magic. Then, at the last moment, Dalim sailed in with Gold Ink in the title and that was what did it! The image truly clicked. She was very timely about her communication and willing to make whatever changes were desired. My only recommendation was that she let people know she is a woman. Somehow, once I found that out, I felt even happier to have chosen her.
- Mariela Mihaylova
Mariela's design was amazing. She got the concept right from the start and translated it into her design perfectly. I am so happy that I discovered 99designs and that Mariela decided to enter my contest. I knew I liked it immediately. She was so patient when working through various changes in colors and wording. Thank you Mariela for all your hard work and for providing a design that was exactly what I had in mind. And thank you 99designs for a great way to bring high quality designers to those of us who need them.
How Malinimathew started their book cover journey
Who are you known as?
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
I want a book cover for an ebook.
I would like the cover to have illustrations. The cover should be indicative of the contents of the book so people know what the book is about by looking at the cover.
The synopsis of the book is given below.
I have been looking into writing a blog about baby products ever since I had my first born. It’s only now that I feel I’m ready. I started researching baby products before my eldest Gautam was born. He is five now. And then Aaliyah came along three years later. I have modified the new born baby essentials list over the years for friends and family. Many have found it useful, so my husband, Paulose, has been pretty persistent about me putting it out there. I am a person who functions best with lists because I have too much going on in my head most of the time. Planning is my forte and obsession because I feel I am more at ease then. I am sure there are many of you like me. Kids have so many necessities that move along with them so I decided to extend the coverage of my lists.
I come from a place called Kottayam which is in the south of India. The climate here is tropical and pretty much the same throughout the year except a few months of heavy rain. Therefore, my information tends to be more relative to a hot and humid climate rather than a cold place where a baby will need to be bundled up most of the time. I have tried to make my lists universal, as far as availability of products is concerned. My information is more or less appropriate for babies up to 18 months of age.
This book is divided into five segments. The first contains a list of things which you should get for your new born before he/she arrives. The second is a list of things that you as a mom should get for yourself before your new born arrives. It recommends brands that are good also. Once a baby arrives, there will be no time to research and decide on products. So I recommend you decide on which brand of each product even if you plan to buy only after the baby arrives. The third segment is a list of things that should be packed in a hospital bag. This should be typically done in the last month of pregnancy. The fourth segment is a check list of things that should be in your diaper bag when you are moving around with the baby. The last part is a check list for traveling overnight with a baby. Many moms are skeptical about traveling with their little one so I hope this list will help.
The name of the book is-The Baby Checklist - Ultimate secrets for a new Mum
The book should have my name as author. Malini Mathew Varughese.