After several weeks of tweaking and and honing, Nicole at Spot Color Studio sent me the final versions of the logo for Take the Wheel this weekend! She made one vertical version that will work great for the cover of the book, both print and electronic versions, and one horizontal version that will grace the web site.
Hold up! While I was writing this post, I got an email from Vinnie, my book designer at Indigo Editing, and he says the horizontal version has a bigger title, which will show up better on Internet shopping sites. This, friends, is why it’s worth it to hire someone who knows these things. Also, Nicole sent me an Ai file to pass on to Vinnie. Not only do I not know what an Ai file is, I don’t have the program to open it. Vinnie, however, tells me loves Ai files. Great! You get down with that Ai file, Vinnie!
I may be terrible at design, but I am good at words. I’ve already given Nicole copy for the home page and an About page for the book’s dedicated site, and even some pictures for a gallery of me and all the crazy cars I’ve driven. Lamborghini, Mercedes Gullwing, Tesla Roadster — and the smart fortwo and Fiat 500 convertible.
This week, I’m expecting the line edits from Ali at Indigo. Nervous …