[STEEMGIG] COVER IMAGE DESIGN by @GROW-PRO • Pricing / Details / Portfolio

in #steemgigs4 years ago (edited)

Hi! I'm @grow-pro and I want to create you a better cover image on Steemit!

I have plenty of experience with basic to very complex cover design

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I've created quite a few cover images on Steemit over the past few months. As simple as it might seem, it is more challenging than you think! Sizing is key and everyone you ask suggests a slightly different size. You can see that I have played with the sizing and viewing ratio to get some pretty unique covers. I test each design to ensure it works well on various devices and screen sizes - up to 5k Retina. It will look good on almost every size screen down to mobile (in landscape​ view). To get a layout that will have floating overlaid text when you upload it, it takes more than one shot to do it. There are no "templates" or specs to design from quite yet and these will almost certainly change many times over in the future. That is why I offer options for basic, as well as complex designs. I will lay that out in detail in this post.

From basic design to one-of-a-kind. No matter what you're after - I've got you covered.

My Works (images are clickable links to see them live!):

@sylviamiller's cover image, requested in a post from her hubs @jackmiller. This cover design was the start of great friendship and some incredible things to come! Just wait!!!

@thriveordie's cover image, thanks to my fellow design creative @thatsweeneyguy considering me for the opportunity to design the cover for his project. Major respect points for that guy! Check out his project - just click the image above!

@steemfreelancers guild • #sfg • website: STEEM FREELANCER'S GUILD • founded by: @thatsweeneyguy • This one is another I'm proud of just to be considered for! Like I said, major respect for @thatsweeneyguy for supporting a fellow #sfg member, designer and daddy daycare! Yet another great bond that will bring amazing things in the future - be on the lookout!

@finnian's cover image design • birch forest with subtle shadow work in the center to enhance the legibility of the ABOUT ME text (important stuff!). Thanks to him, Steemit is my new outlet - he invited me! @finnian is a longtime​ friend and founder of Liberty Professionals, a Residential Security Expert and Private Investigator. I'm grateful for his consideration​ on many of his projects over the years and I'm currently working on a few projects for him.

My first design won me 10 SBD in a cover image contest thanks to the one & only @ausbitbank! This is where I really started picking up Steem.. Much love for my Aussie mates keeping the dream alive for many of us minnows. YOU HAVE MY WITNESS VOTE!! I'm still riding high off that win @ausbitbank ✌️😎

@kryptocek's cover image fresh from the creation station! Another great person that I recently encountered on Steemit, thanks to @boatsports90, who stepped up and offered me an opportunity to make him some icons (got him covered when he decides he is ready for a Steemit cover image😉). He introduced me to @kryptocek and now we are all geared up for 2018! These two guys have been so appreciative​ and supportive.


The blockchain functions on trust and so does business. So do I. When we synergize, we get greater results. Once we have established trust and a working relationship - you can absolutely expect far greater output from me.


Your media (proof required), have license to use the media if it is not yours (proof required), or Public Domain (proof required)

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You are asked to provide media and proof of either ownership, license/usage​ rights, or public domain / cc0 media with the link to the source so that I may verify. I can also source media for you if you wish - you tell me what you would like and I will bring back examples (included in the pricing)


Price is determined prior to design and design will commence once payment is received. I take an average price at the time of proposal and the client will pay the equivalent USD value (which I will 'lock in' at time of agreement) in STEEM or SBD.

ESTIMATED PRICING: Every job is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all 😉

I. Barebonesbasic cover image~ $10 equiv. SBD/STEEM
II. Upgradeenhanced cover image~ $20 equiv. SBD/STEEM
III. Full-Steemcustom cover image$30 equiv. SBD/STEEM and up
Level Iyou provide media, no further enhancements, you will receive [3] covers {alternates} - I will ensure ABOUT ME text is legible - no other modifications will be made other than sizing your image for the cover.
Level IIyou provide media (photos and png files) and I will provide 3 concept designs, which we will choose the best one, refine together and finalize. Test'n'tune included (sometimes it takes some refining)
Level IIIyou provide media and I provide something out of this world. I will create 3 custom concepts to work from and we will refine the best one together. Completely custom options available. Just because you haven't seen it, doesn't mean I can't Steem it!

NEED ME TO SOURCE IMAGES FOR YOU TO PICK? It is included! 3 images per your description, we will use your favorite of the 3.

I can source media for you if you prefer - we can negotiate that into pricing on individual/per request basis.


For those who wish to get a cover design from me:! don't worry if you don't have a bunch of steem or sbd handy! There is another way! Please tell me why you would like a cover and what you might include if you had @grow-pro design you one. There is a PAY IT FORWARD program that I have that will place you on a list of mine. Just comment letting me know you would like to be added to the PAY IT FORWARD list.

When I have clients that "pay it forward" (and I do), meaning they pay for their design and one for someone on my list, then I choose at random someone to design a cover for. It allows people that wish to use my service also help others. Let's spread a little love, right?

Still not sure what cover images are? Read this previous post of mine:

SteemIt Adds a HOT NEW Option for Banners - Banner Up!

my post from 6 months ago: SteemIt Adds a HOT NEW Option for Banners - Banner Up!

CONTACT ME BELOW or ON DISCORD / grow-pro#2163

⇪☝︎⇧click to see more from @grow-pro⇧☝︎⇪


I haven't forgot about my cover photo! Don't you worry. Got a couple ideas floating around, I'll hit you up on discord. And you already know I gotta go big and get level 3. Excited to see what we come up with!

And so glad it worked out for you and @kryptocek, of course he had to go with the Canada theme, haha, love it!

Anytime, @boatsports90! Gotcha covered whenever you're ready. And thanks for the connect! @kryptocek is a down to Earth guy and I had a blast working with him. He is sure making Canada proud, he's repping that Maple Leaf like a superstar now! I have some new stuff coming out this week, if my kids cooperate that is..LOL

You guys are on the whitelist now, so some surprises await. Year of STEEM, baby!! 2018 get your moon boots on ladies and gents 🚀

For sure, I mean he's no Virginian but Canadians are pretty close 😂 I look forward to it! Pending the kids of course, haha damn kids. Don't have any yet but one is on the way and I'm sure my time management will be much different, haha

Awesome! Excited to see what surprises the whitelist brings! Let's gooooo!

I wasnt sure what to do but I mean the Canadian theme looks pretty deadly with the touch of @grow-pro!

For sure, turned out really nice! If I was Canadian, I'd do it too and we could be team Canada. But I'll probably have to go a different direction so I'm not a Canadian fraud, haha.

haha I guess we will have to come up with an alternative to collaborate then! Maybe @grow-pro will be able to make our sport logo once we come up with something!

Definitely. haha I have no doubt he'd be all over it and it would be sweet. We just gotta come up with something first, that's the hard part. haha

Word! Will think about it over this game of poker in 15!

Oh that's right! I might be able to get on, not sure yet

Oh man, sports logo design.. Don't tease me..LOL
I have a wild ass idea that I might have to toss around with you guys in discord at some point soon. We will art so hard the world won't be able to look away 😂😂😂

This is a great service, and you're a pro at it! People can look at my signature images and all the Liberty Professionals images for further examples of @grow-pro's top notch creations. My only complaint is that there are not a few more clones of him, so I hire them all at once. haha

Haha Brother, you are more awesome than my vocabulary can detail! If there were clones of me, there had better be clones of you first! 😂

I really appreciate the support, not just now, but all these years! You got me here and I owe you a million. We do need to really look into those clones, don't we?! They already cloned a monkey, so my brain shouldn't be all that tough..LOL

LOL, same here then. Creation flows through us. I'm not even sure if I'm really in control. I call it "flow" but people like Michael Jordan call it being "in the zone." You get that feeling, right? Sometimes when I write, I feel as if someone/something is writing (creating) through me. Maybe that's the alien playing my character in this simulation we call life? ha ha

haha I totally get that! Was chatting with @becometheartist earlier and I likened creativity to a radio frequency. We are all creative beings. It is similar to a radio in that dial into a frequency and some of us simply tune out. When we are 'tuned in' we get the 'full channel' HD haha

I certainly know what you mean, especially with writing. It is very wild to read works from 1,5,10 years prior - I do not even remember writing some of the stuff!!! It is crazy. And then some things you write ​then read it and think 'wow, I wrote that?' And other times I write and think "how the hell do I get back to where I was when ___" 😂

I'm giving in and thinking about switching to an image...but the all black is SOOO Johnny Cash!

You already know I've got my fellow Liberty Professionals covered 👊😎

@grow-pro does awesome creations! Loved working with you 💚💙


What Makes Steemit Great? Great People • Paying it Forward • FIRST DAY RESULTS of #payitforward

That was fast..LOL Well, it took one day to make a list and now it is empty again! If there are any styles on there that you like - please let me know and I would be happy to get one to you for the kind support! I will be doing a follow-up​ post to get nominations on the list. I have two people waiting for design work & expressed interest in #payingitforward. I will honor the icons for all of your nominees, even beyond payout, but if you could help me get in contact with them - the post above has all the info they need. Thanks again for the support.

Wow!! Thank-you @grow-pro 💜💛💚
I have shared the post you put out announcing their win with them directly. I hope they reach out to recieve their decals 💚💙

Thanks so much!!

My pleasure! Thank YOU!

Feel free to nominate more!

THANK YOU @yogajill!

You are certainly a prime example of the outgoing and kind-hearted people that I love to work with. You are on my whitelist already (post to come soon on that, assuming my kids cooperate this week..lol), but I am putting you on my pay it forward list as well. You might just find your name drawn and get a cover design - no charge! Never hurts to plan our design now... Not many on the list so far 😉

Have a friend that might be interested in joining the Pay It Forward program? Feel free to nominate them as well!

Wow!!!! This is great @grow-pro cool beans!! I'd love to add to your nomination list:


....shall i go on? 😁 beaming over here. Thanks again @grow-pro 🌺

ALL Added! I make note of nominations and the kind ones who do those sorts of things 😉
Thanks for your support!

The guy is a legend! Thanks again @grow-pro! Never met someone who wants to leave their customer so satisfied. I wasn't really sure what I was after but after a few messages back and forth we figured something out and it was absolute gold! Will make a post here in the next few days showing off all the masterpieces!

It was a pleasure, @kryptocek. Best part about what I do is I have to get to know people a bit better and it has proven for some long-standing relationships. You're a young man with promise and I like you - so you're as good as gold in my book. I'll be in touch on discord today, want to refine that Steemit cover for the text, since it isn't there. I had to slightly off center it to get you YT URL in there, so I'll send you another today that is tuned for how it is now (no text). That way you can switch them out if you decide to tools the URL back in later 😉

You're awesome man! STEEM ON 🚀

Thats exactly what I mean! Willing to go to the extra mile no hesitations! I love it, and will definitely be back for more logos in the future. Also will know where to send everyone when they ask where I got my cover made!

February has just started and I feel like 2018 is already off to a great start! Good times ahead :)

Hey man, ​I appreciate those who appreciate me - that is synergy! Definitely take care of you now that we laid a foundation. It is ground up from here, bud! Grab your moon-boots ✌️😎 🚀 buckle up

"Grab your moon-boots!" I love it! Couldn't agree more! Thanks @grow-pro :)

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