>“Jeanine was an absolute pleasure to work with. I engaged her to do the book covers for the first three titles in my Twisted Oak Amateur Detectives series for middle grade children. Not only did I need illustrations for the setting for each of the book covers, I needed Jeanine to actually create the illustrations for each of the five principal characters in the stories, two girls and three boys, one of whom is wheelchair-bound.
Jeanine was extremely effective at getting an understanding of what I sought without making it burdensome. A simple questionnaire got us going and very soon after, Jeanine started sending me the first drafts of each of the characters. Right from the start, I loved how she was shaping them. It was exhilarating to see my characters come to life in Jeanine’s hands. She even handled the difficult ones with seeming ease.
Beyond creating the characters, Jeanine came up with the concepts for each of the three covers. As we talked through ideas, she provided great insight regarding why some would or wouldn’t work based on her wealth of experience. She understands how best to use the limited space on the cover, particularly in a world where covers need to be compelling even at a thumbnail size. I’m thrilled to say that each of the covers complements the others. The theme Jeanine created conveys that the books are part of a series, yet each cover is sufficiently different to stand on its own.
Jeanine’s turnaround time was very fast and she is an excellent communicator. I never had to wonder where she was in the creative process or when I’d be hearing from her next. She accepted feedback and modification requests with ease and never made me feel as if I were asking too much.
In short, I recommend Jeanine without hesitation and I can’t wait to work with her again when I roll out additional books in the series.”