99 offered several initial designs, reflecting significantly different takes on my brief -- all of them good. When I chose my (and poll-takers') favorite, 99 made a bunch of tweaks I asked for, in a timely, responsive way. I'm very happy with 99's work.
Best I've worked with - with a very discerning eye, super-communicative, and tastefully done work, Zyy is the complete package. I'd recommend her even more, but I'm afraid that if she becomes too popular I'll never hear from her again!
How Stay Sparkly started their magazine cover journey
Who are you known as?
Albert's Diamond Jewelers
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
We're a jewelry store located just southeast of Chicago. We cater to a wide range of clients, from $8.99 watches to pieces in excess of $100,000.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
We need a cover designed for our holiday catalog. I've included an example of what we used last year, along with some pieces of jewelry we'd like to add to the cover. Obviously, something festive and eye-catching is what we're going for, and in the color scheme of red, gold, green, etc... Typical Christmas colors. The dimensions are: 8 3/8" wide X 9 7/8" tall, plus 1/4" bleed on all sides.
I will be adding a few more pieces to be incorporated into the design shortly after the start of the contest.
Please include our logo! And don't worry about the "Hilda's copy" text, that's a sticker on last year's cover I scanned, that is just for our internal use.