Tiffany Munro's fantasy maps, cartography, and concept art portfolio

Vibrant Pink 2018 Contemporary Science Fiction Book Cover Graphic Design

Time Travel Book Cover

A science fiction book cover in fushia pink. Imagining time travel, layers, interface, technobabble. I really wanted to evoke very contemporary design–so bright bright bright, colors from the future. We all thought the future would be shiny white. Tell that to my printed leggings and LURID COLOR SCHEME FROM BEYOND THE ABYSS. Turns out with contemporary graphic design, you can just slam letters wherever you want, it doesn’t even matter if it’s legible. I’ve done a poster or two that really pushes that to the edge. In this case, I just wanted lettering that implied multiple timelines butting into each other and making a mess. I also wanted to evoke some of the contemporary technology, like the LHC. Finally, hexagons are my favorite shape. Pink is not my favorite color. Green is. But shush. Pink seems to be super trendy right now and I wanted a portfolio piece that proved I could do modern as well as my usual fantasy map shindig. Not that I don’t love making them, but I am open to doing all kinds of graphical work!

During a lull between clients, I made this more contemporary book cover design for a hypothetical science fiction novel I named Repeat.

This isn’t for a real book

This design was made for myself and is available to be purchased and customized if you want it for some reason. Sometimes I have gaps in my portfolio so I’ll do a piece of random art to try fill it up.

Hire me to make fantasy and science fiction book covers for you!

I am very interested in taking on commissions for fantasy and science fiction book covers. While I do this whole fantasy niche, it does mean most of my covers have been fantasy cities and such, I can do moody girls in forests too. You are the client and you can tell me to draw whatever would like for money.

Next Post

Previous Post

2 Comments

  1. Jan Zac March 4, 2018

    Hello ,

    I saw your tweets and thought I will check your website. Have to say it looks very good!
    I’m also interested in this topic and have recently started my journey as young entrepreneur.

    I’m also looking for the ways on how to promote my website. I have tried AdSense and Facebok Ads, however it is getting very expensive. Was thinking about starting using analytics. Do you recommend it?
    Can you recommend something what works best for you?

    I also want to improve SEO of my website. Would appreciate, if you can have a quick look at my website and give me an advice what I should improve: http://janzac.com/
    (Recently I have added a new page about FutureNet and the way how users can make money on this social networking portal.)

    I wanted to subscribe to your newsletter, but I couldn’t find it. Do you have it?

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    P.S.
    Maybe I will add link to your website on my website and you will add link to my website on your website? It will improve SEO of our websites, right? What do you think?

    Regards
    Jan Zac

    • Tiffany Munro March 16, 2018 — Post Author

      Hello Jan! I don’t actually have a newsletter at current, because my work is usually piece work for individual clients I never thought it would be something too useful for my product. Maybe I should add one, but I don’t want to add one unless I have a decent idea of what kind of content to send out, and then I just start overthinking it, fall over and die. I’m bad at the social media aspect of my freelancery. I see you also do not have one up front.

      You should absolutely use Analytics, it gives you an idea of who your customers and traffic are, plus it’s a free tool. I don’t use any paid advertising, to be honest. I sometimes put ads on Project Wonderful, but I haven’t done that in quite a while, and never for this site. What I do is, I join relevant forums where the people who might want to buy my product participate, put a link in my signature, and participate. And when I do get a chance to link to myself, I make sure that the link has relevant text for my brand. This is so I show up when people search for things like “fantasy country map”, one keyword set that brings me traffic. It’s exhausting, but I try to put out small amounts of quality content around the web on forums so that my link gets associated with keywords I want it appearing alongside in searches. I don’t get a lot of traffic, but it’s free!

      If you are going to spend money, I would use it to beef up your content. Good sharable content is going to really help your image and make a valuable resource. There’s no shortcut to making passive money.

      Here’s the thing. Your message to me half suggested you were a spammer, but your blog doesn’t clearly and right up front show a product. You’re going with the entrepreneur, be an independent angle, but you’re not selling a training program. You have some pyramid scam “social networking platform” going on, but it’s not well explained or up front, and it’s tucked away with cryptocurrency?

      I like the above the fold navigation, but there’s no clear call to action above the fold, and I’m not really finding good quality, sharable content. In my case, that’s because my site is a portfolio. There are definitely places I could and should improve (for example, I want a quote generator, some call to action above the fold, should probably encourage some following, and oh boy do I need to start blogging or something). With your site, I wasn’t sure what I was looking, how I should engage with its content. So it’s not bad, but I think it could be simplified, and the content strengthened. It feels to me more like a portfolio example of a site rather than a site that’s alive and growing.

      Visually, the site design isn’t too bad! A lot of people don’t get that easily accessible navigation at the top. Now get some social media and similar links up there too.

      Yes, link sharing does improve SEO. Another tool I use is Yoast, which gives SEO advice on blog posts. It’s quite helpful! I don’t maintain a links page on this particular site, though I’ll probably make a book shelf at some point for the books containing my maps.

      Anyway, cheers,
      Ti

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

© Tiffany Munro and commissioners. This is a portfolio of commissioned work. Please do not reuse maps. I have many resources available for making your own map on my DeviantArt page. 2018 Feed the Multiverse

Theme by Anders Norén