PODCAST COVER DESIGN
THE STORY & DESIGN GOALS
This is a podcast cover designed for Tom Ross, the host of the Honest Entrepreneur show — It provides candid, transparent look into life as an online entrepreneur. He is also a host of the Honest Designer show, which is another podcast geared toward creatives that started before the Honest Entrepreneur show.
In this design, I wanted to play with the existing design of the Honest Designer show and create sort of a spin-off version. As such, “the honest” part is an identical design as the Honest Designer show and the other components were created to match its brand color and the tone of the Honest Entrepreneur show.
The biggest challenge was to include a portrait (the face of the show) that is easily recognizable as him. See above for the original sketch of the design and see below for his picture as a comparison.
Overall, I created a portrait by simplifying his key features and added fun half-tone textures to make it a bit more lively. Furthermore, I emphasized on the keyword ‘entrepreneur’ and included the slogan in a verification stamp style to not only add some quirkiness to the piece but also to convey that his content is ‘verified (trustworthy)’ to the potential audience.