realvolve has picked a winning print design

For $400 they received 204 design concepts from 29 designers!

  • Award 1
    Updated design by LioArtimis

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Starts:10-May-13 12:39 a.m. GMT

Ends:29-May-13 10:53 p.m. GMT


Award 1: $400, was awarded to LioArti...


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Creative brief

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Business Name

Realvolve LLC

What do you do?

PLEASE READ ALL NOTES AND ATTACHMENTS. I am available for questions to help.

Book shares philosophy and practices to succeed in owning a real estate small business. Please watch our video trailer for important information and to learn the concept of the book:

I attached a VERY BASIC concept of something that MAY work - but please don't be limited by it. I like the pose of a person... It shows calmness while Balancing work/life.

The attachment of 'real path' shows the core items we discuss in book that require balance. Not sure how they could be graphically shown. I'm open to ideas and your art.

How many pages of print design do you need?

Book Cover. Specs Attached

List the size requirement(s) for your print design

Book Cover. 5x8 Specs Attached

What is your industry?


Describe the target audience for your print design

Small Business Owners

What 3 things would you like to communicate to your audience through your print design?

Here are objectives of Book Cover.

1. We have a list of about 15 contributing authors who are important people in our industry. We want to feature them on the back cover. I want them to be proud to be on the cover.

2. For the Audience, we want a nice quality, authoritative, respective look. Simple and Elegant but classy and high end.

3. We want it to give a feeling of having the answers.

Please watch our video trailer for book here:

What print design styles do you like?

What colors do you want to see in your print design?

I'm open.

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

I'm open

What adjectives should best describe your print design?

Fresh, Clean, Simple

How will you use the print design?

Book Cover for Print and Ebook

What content must be included in the print design?

Title: Real
Sub: a path to passion, purpose and profits in real estate
By: Dave Crumby
with: Martin Streicher
Space for Blurb

Back (get content from video - link below)
Contributing Authors

Please list the contributing authors on the back cover. There pictures/name/title are located here:

Brief updates

By realvolve on 10-May-13 12:50 p.m. GMT
we are looking for a more polished, holistic, high style look.

we want the book to have a halo effect to our company ( So we want crisp, clean - Something pleasing to look at and comfortable at a glance. I will provide more detailed examples.
By crowdSPRING on 10-May-13 1:38 p.m. GMT
The buyer has uploaded a new file in this project. You can download that file in the DETAILS tab.
By realvolve on 10-May-13 2:25 p.m. GMT

For Bold Title/Headline: Gotham
Everything Else: Proxima Nova
By realvolve on 10-May-13 3:04 p.m. GMT
I uploaded a sample "realvolve_cover". It's close. But needs work/tweaks to type/placement/treatment. It's a good example of clean and simple.

By crowdSPRING on 13-May-13 9:38 p.m. GMT
The buyer has uploaded a new file in this project. You can download that file in the DETAILS tab.
By realvolve on 13-May-13 9:44 p.m. GMT
Thank you all for your submissions. I think they're getting better and better and I have emailed you a couple privately and thought it fair to share ideas as they evolve.

There is a recent submission I like the layout of.....but not quite sold on the imagery (but the 'balance' aspect does make sense). I like the simplicity of the image on this cover (it makes sense for their title)

But I want our image to be empowering. An image that creates pause and makes the viewer reflect on themselves and what is possible.

Please continue to keep in my we want Bold, Polished, and an overall high style look.

Items to disregard: Please disregard any angle related to 'real estate' or's too cliche'. These are people who run small businesses - it's about their life.
By realvolve on 15-May-13 10:39 p.m. GMT
Hello everyone. Thank you for submissions. There are a few we're considering and I wanted to give more time to nail down before making a decision. You're all very talented.
By realvolve on 16-May-13 3:56 p.m. GMT
Thank you all for your submissions. I'm very grateful. There are a couple layouts I like a LOT - so we're close on that ....But there is a disconnect between the word "real" and the imagery we're finding. And I'm open to ideas.

My selection for use of the word 'real' was to go beyond the context of 'real estate'. I choose 'real' for the title because it worked for other connotations (that are ultimately more important considerations for sustainable success) - real life, being real, authentic, genuine, true, etc. idea for a simple imagery that relates to 'real' is perhaps of something 'fake' next to something 'real" - that fits with the overall theme of the book.

Example (don't use this, it's cliche')....a REAL key surrounded by two FAKE keys (maybe make of paper or something).
By realvolve on 23-May-13 5:30 p.m. GMT
Thank you all for your submissions. I'm definitely gravitating towards a more minimalistic design for cover. Perhaps one WITHOUT a graphic.

I haven't decided whether I prefer a white background or black.

This is a new cover of a competitor that came out (I CANNOT copy it). But it's nice and clean and sophisticated.
By realvolve on 29-May-13 4:04 p.m. GMT
waiting on final submissions and comments from a designer.
By realvolve on 29-May-13 8:11 p.m. GMT
Hi Everyone. I think Crowdspring is having some tech difficulties on messages. I'm having to hunt for them and I don't know if you're receiving mine. At this point I am happy with the results and have narrowed down to two designs. No more submissions are necessary. Thank you all for your contributions, I've appreciated your art and talend and I wish you the best in life.