Cover and chapter page illustration and design for Inge Bootsma's doctoral thesis
During her PhD, Inge Bootsma and I already collaborated on the creation of elegant and effective figures for publications she was writing. The illustrations can be found here. I really enjoyed creating the images and the great collaboration with both Inge and her colleagues, so I jumped at the chance to design the cover of her PhD thesis to create a bookcover that captures her personality and her research!
Together we explored a few different ideas and we picked one; a continuous line drawing of a heart with a contemporary pulmonary artery catheter. I started making initial sketches. When Inge had given feedback on the sketches, I made some colour tests for us to determine the exact colour palette we would be working with. Then, the sketches were finalized into a book cover design, a matching bookmark was created as well as a different version of the illustration to be shown on each chapter page.
Inge Bootsma about the collaboration:
After all those years of working on my thesis, I wanted the cover design of this thesis to be something special. From a earlier collaboration, I knew Anna was the perfect person to create a great cover. Anna took the time to understand the scope of my thesis and me as a person and gave me few amazing plans to choose from. During the process I could always relay on great input, wonderful ideas and quick and kind communication.
The result is absolutely amazing and everything I hoped for. It perfectly fits my research and me as a person. I can absolutely recommend working with Anna; anyone in need of a (medical) illustrator should look no further!
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Whether you already have a clear vision of what your cover should look like or are still searching for inspiration; I am happy to help you create the cover your research deserves. Together we will make an inventory of your wishes and create a cover that suits you and your thesis.
I can also design a bookmark, invitation and the theses page for you and matching art prints that make great gifts.