Album Cover Design Course
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Album Cover Design Course

Learn how to work with real music clients to create powerful, memorable and effective album cover designs.
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Created by Melanie Greenwood
Last updated 3/2020
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Current price: $34.99 Original price: $49.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Pricing, invoicing and taking deposit
  • How to connect with your music clients and learn more about them so you are working in the right direction creatively
  • How to research covers of the past and present so you can identify reference material
  • Sketch phase: using your research to produce unique and powerful ideas
  • How to create a solid mock up sample and send to your client
  • How to handle design client feedback
  • How to properly name and submit final art files to your client
Requirements
  • Smart phone or computer to watch videos
Description

Welcome to the Album Cover Design Course! This course is for artists and designers who would like to expand their skills creating album covers for music clients. I have been designing album art for over 15 years and have toured the world with my husband who is a rock artist. Over the years I have learned some key things about designing for music, and in the this course I am sharing some powerful tips.

There will be an Album Cover Design Challenge at the end of the course, with a PDF Album Cover Design Checklist for your convenience and review.

In this course you will learn:

- pricing, invoicing and taking deposit

- how to connect with your music clients and learn more about them so you are working in the right direction creatively.

- how to research covers of the past and present so you can identify reference material

- sketch phase: using your research to produce unique and powerful ideas

- how to create a solid mock up sample and send to your client

- how to handle client feedback

- how to properly name and submit final art files to your client

Looking forward to having you join this course and learn how to create powerful, memorable and effective album covers.



Who this course is for:
  • Graphic Designers, Illustrators and Artists who want to learn more about album cover design.
Course content
Expand all 9 lectures 40:50
+ Welcome to the Album Cover Design Course
1 lecture 02:27

Welcome to the Album Cover Design course, where I will share my 15 years of experience with you and teach you how to explore album cover design.

Preview 02:27
+ Prepping For Your Album Cover Design Project
3 lectures 12:29

Before you initiate any design for your music clients, I encourage you to price properly and take deposits.

Preview 02:36

Please refer the PDF download to follow along with the 5 questions you should ask your music clients in order to connect with them and start creating in the right direction.

Preview 07:12

In this video, I share some strategies to researching album covers from the past and present to help you generate some references for your current design project.

Research Time
02:41
+ Album Cover Design Process
3 lectures 21:39

These 5 principles of album cover design will help you create memorable, powerful and effective design for your clients.

5 Principles Of Album Cover Design
06:28

Learn about the idea creation phase of designing an album cover.

Sketch Phase
08:46

Learn how to submit artwork to your music client, receive client feedback and make adjustments to the final cover art.

Interaction With Your Music Client
06:25
+ Album Cover Project Challenge
2 lectures 04:15

Welcome to the Album Cover Design Challenge!

After going through the course, you are now going to put these new stills to practice with an album cover design challenge. I have created an imaginary band who is looking for the perfect cover for their new album. Using your own style, create an album cover concept and post it in the projects section so we can all see it! This will be a lot of fun to see how one band can have wide range of design interpretations!

NOTE: Please also see PDF download Album Cover Design Checklist, which will help review the course and encourage you to go through the design process. Also, you will find the 5 Questions To Ask Your Music Clients PDF for future reference and client usage.

GET TO KNOW YOUR MUSIC CLIENT:

Band Name: EMBERS

About the band: Embers is an all female modern rock band.

Album Name: TUESDAY

Album Concept: The album concept is that "extraordinary things can happen on very ordinary days".

Bands description of their music style: "Edgy modern rock".

Who do they sound like? "Cranberries meets Metric".

Their favourite album covers: "Pink Floyd and Rolling stones".

Colors of significance to them: "Teal blue, grey, white and black".

Visuals that they connect with: "the ocean, metallics and geometric shapes".

Other comments from the band: "we like the idea of juxtaposition, mixing two elements together that normally do not go together to form a new meaning".

Thank you for joining this album cover design challenge. I hope this course has served you as you are practicing this design form.

Album Cover Design Challenge
03:16

Thank you for taking the album cover design course! I hope it has served you as you learn more about this fun and creative design process.

Thank You
00:59