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For $500 they received 138 design concepts from 17 designers!

  • Award 1
    5b by TeaBerry

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Dates

Starts:9-May-13 7:26 p.m. GMT

Ends:21-May-13 11:59 p.m. GMT

Awards

Award 1: $500, was awarded to TeaBerry

Formats

JPG, Vector EPS

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File 1: RRWM_Logo.ai (1020.2 KB)

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Creative brief

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Author's Name

Greg Phelps, CFP®, CLU®, AIF®, AAMS®

Synopsis

There are tens of thousands of mutual funds and ETF's to choose from. There are limitless trading and investing strategies, and unfortunately no shortage of bad financial advice in the media. Portfolio Architect will educate the average investor on the 5 most critical aspects of investing, and teach them how to design, build, implement and monitor their own investment portfolio the same way the worlds largest institutions and professional investors do with simple to understand concepts, processes and practices.

Size Info

Trim size: 6" x 9",
Page count: 215,
Interior type: Black and White,
Page color: Cream,
Spine width: 0.538"

Who are your readers?

Anyone who invests or wants to become an investor from age 25 to 75. Generally these will be people interested in money and financial planning.

What 3 things would you like to communicate to your readers with this design?

Portfolio Architect - the name itself - connotes a building and design process just as an architect does for an architecture project. The cover should do the same, it should emphasize that within the pages contains the building blocks and processes for the reader to create their own investment portfolio from initial educational information through the design, construction implementation and monitoring processes.

What colors do you want to see in your design?

I'm really open to this - I don't know what colors connote the architectural principles that the book's title is based on, but I'm guessing blues and blacks like a blueprint for starters. That's just my thoughts, and I'm very open to good ideas.

What colors do you NOT want to see in your design?

none

Describe the style(s) you like (traditional, modern, etc.)

The style should be professional and geared towards an investor who's intelligent yet needs help.

What content must be included in your design?

None - I'm open to this, but once again I assume the content should be focused around the name and the process of building a portfolio like an architect would design a house.

Brief updates

9-May-13 8:37 p.m. GMT
The buyer has uploaded a new file in this project. You can download that file in the DETAILS tab.
9-May-13 8:39 p.m. GMT
The pictures of me and my family - those are for use only if you want to use them and I trust you to use your creativity and gauge the appropriateness for the artwork. Keep in mind, this is a professional book about investing, not a work of fiction. I don't know if they're even appropriate to use either inside or outside of the cover - I trust whoever works on these project will use their experience and judgement on these personal picture.
10-May-13 4:52 p.m. GMT
Regarding the use of blueprint type of backgrounds - It would be interesting to see a blueprint or architectural type of spin on something to do with the stock market or investing, for example a pie chart or a bar chart or graph or something.

This isn't a book about building a house per se, it's a book about how to build an investment plan. So while the title connotes the architectural concept, it's relative only to investments and financial planning.

Also REDROCK WEALTH MANAGEMENT is my company and my main logo. I uploaded the portfolio architect logo just in case it fit somehow or also to give you designers an idea of how I tied in architectural concepts with investing (the compass and pie chart).

The book is all about investing with an architectural spin on the title.
12-May-13 7:54 p.m. GMT
There's a lot of focus on the dollar sign as a symbol and a dollar sign is too general. This book is about investing, charts and graphs and things are more relevant than a dollar sign.

I do like the use of blues and grey and whites in many of the designs thus far.

The REDROCK logo shouldn't be on the cover, maybe on the back cover or inside but not on the front.

My designations read like this and must have the registered trademark symbols etc:

Greg Phelps, CFP®, CLU®, AIF®, AAMS®
President, Wealth Manager
REDROCK WEALTH MANAGEMENT, LLC
9480 So. Eastern Ave. Suite #251
Las Vegas, NV 89123

(702) 987-1607 - Office
(866) 850-0922 - Fax

www.redrockwealth.com
13-May-13 4:55 p.m. GMT
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13-May-13 6:13 p.m. GMT
To be more clear on the concept, the book title is strong. The cover needs to tie together the concepts of architecture - the design of something - with investing in the markets.

I like the blueprint concepts, I like most of the colors used in the samples so far as well.

Keep in mind possible use of a compass as in my portfolio architect logo attached, no one has incorporated a compass in any way yet and that's very much an architect's tool.
16-May-13 3:56 a.m. GMT
There are two very good designs and one which is good. Thank you to every designer participating I greatly appreciate your time and efforts. I've used elance and 99 designs before for over a dozen projects and I'm very pleased with crowdspring to this point.

Thanks!

Greg
16-May-13 9:30 p.m. GMT
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16-May-13 9:31 p.m. GMT
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16-May-13 9:32 p.m. GMT
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16-May-13 9:34 p.m. GMT
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16-May-13 9:35 p.m. GMT
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16-May-13 9:40 p.m. GMT
I wanted to share with all participants that this has been a good experience and even though I've said no thanks to many designs I greatly appreciate all of your efforts. There are two/three designs there now which are very good. Thanks!
17-May-13 5:13 p.m. GMT
Due to new entries and my work schedule today I need a couple of extra days to review and make comments. This is a big investment for me and I want to make sure it's done correctly - it's an important project. I appreciate your consideration. ALSO it's important for you to know that a couple of designs are very very very good right now and if one jumps out as perfect I'll select that designer and that design as soon as possible even if prior to the 21st.
20-May-13 6:25 p.m. GMT
Here's a short bio for me if you want to use it:

Over the last 18 years Greg has helped hundreds of clients get - and stay - retired. His background includes advising clients with Wall Street powerhouse firms Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, as well serving as Regional Manager of Wealth Management for the fifth largest accounting firm in the country - RSM McGladrey.

In 2005 he couldn't tolerate the industry's "dirty little secrets" any longer. He founded REDROCK WEALTH MANAGEMENT and over the last 8 years his business has exploded! Greg attributes his success to his "client first" fiduciary approach to financial planning and investment management, and with his first published book "Portfolio Architect" he'll dispel common Wall Street myths and help you build your ultimate investment plan.


20-May-13 7:19 p.m. GMT
This is the books updated synopsis for the back cover:

There are tens of thousands of mutual funds and ETF's, limitless trading and investing strategies, and no shortage of bad financial advice from self-serving commission-seeking brokers. Portfolio Architect cuts through the rubbish with the 5 most critical aspects of investing. You'll learn simple to understand concepts, processes and practices which will help you design, implement, monitor and manage your ultimate investment plan like the worlds largest institutions and professional investors do.
20-May-13 8:08 p.m. GMT
As for the bio, here is a shorter version. I think the first one was too long:

Greg has advised clients with Wall Street powerhouse firms Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, and for accounting giant RSM McGladrey. He's a proud member of the world's largest fee only financial advisor network - The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), and he holds some of the most respected credentials in the industry today. Most importantly over the last 18 years he's helped hundreds of clients get - and stay - retired!
21-May-13 6:01 p.m. GMT
I uploaded the ISBN number
21-May-13 6:02 p.m. GMT
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21-May-13 6:05 p.m. GMT
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21-May-13 6:29 p.m. GMT
I'm not sure which ISBN number to use or how that works but I uploaded an image of the ISBN number and here's a link to explain what number is what - I don't understand ISBN numbers yet - my first book!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Stan...
21-May-13 6:39 p.m. GMT
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21-May-13 6:40 p.m. GMT
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