I love Smashing Magazine. I read their site every morning, and I can tell you I was extremely excited to hear they would be asking for cover designs for the upcoming book. I thought this would be a fun opportunity to make a little mockup, as I’ve always wanted to design a book cover. Here’s what happened.
I submitted my original entry to the open forum. I told a few of my friends about it and checked back every so often to read some of the comments. The Smashing forums were very supportive and many complimented my design.
Fast forward to a month or two later when I opened up my browser to see my book cover as one of the top 5 editors’ picks. Smashing Magazine held an open vote to pick the cover and my cover was elected the winner. I was up against some extremely worthy competitors and was pretty excited to hear my cover was chosen.
In November 2009, Smashing released the book. It’s pretty sweet to see something I designed be mass-produced like this, and I have to say a huge thank you to Smashing Magazine for giving me the opportunity.