Album design for gospel artist Derek Smith from Tennessee. The project included the design of the album cover, inside, back section and the cd itself. View the creative process by clicking the section below.
The toughest part of this album design was having to work with limited photographs of Derek (the musician). The images I was provided all had poor lighting and background clutter. To remedy this, I touched up and color corrected the photographs and blended the image of Derek into a black background. This combined with a few stock images and select fonts allowed the album design to come together in a cohesive way. The client was very happy with the way everything turned out and is now selling his cd online.
Since a photo shoot was not an option at the time, I resorted to restoring the photos to a presentable state and blending Derek into th