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J-Novel Freelance Work

J-Novel club is a publishing company that specializes in translating Japanese light novels into English, though they also do manga as well. They are primarily a digital publisher, tho a few titles have been brought to print. Currently, I am working as a freelance graphic designer for the company, working on logos and cover designs for different series.

 

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Young Lady Albert is Courting Disaster (Light Novel)

Logo & Covers

I was given the opportunity to work on the logo and cover design for this title.

 

For this series, I edited the pre-existing logo for the manga version, which had already been licensed by J-Novel, to fit the cover of the light novel.

(The manga logo was created by another designer)

Then I worked on the cover, laying out and placing all the elements on it.

J-Novel announced the series during a twitch stream on January 27, 2023.

Volume 1's Cover

Volume 2's Cover

Volume 3's Cover

8th Loop for the Win! (Light Novel)

For this series I designed the logo from scratch as well as worked on the cover. The goal was to emulate the design of the original Japanese volume while making it work with the English edition. Once I finished the logo, I worked on laying out all the elements onto the cover. 

The title was announced during a Twitch stream on August 10th, 2023.

Logo & Covers
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Volume 2's Cover

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Volume 1's Cover

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The Brilliant Healer's New Life in the Shadows

(Light Novel)

Logo, Cover, & Inserts

For this series I was given the chance to work on both the light novel and the manga logos/covers. I started off with the manga, and created a logo for that. Then I took that logo and used it for this light novel. I did change some things up from the manga logo to differentiate the two; like the color scheme and had different effects to match the style of the Japanese cover.

After finishing this cover, I was also asked to add copyright text to the art inserts. 

The title was announced during a Twitch stream on September 15th, 2023.

(Upcoming volumes will be placed here once released)

Volume 1's Cover

The Brilliant Healer's New Life in the Shadows
(Manga)

Logo & Cover

I was given the opportunity to work on both the light novel and the manga logos & covers for this series. I started off with designing the logo for the manga and laying out the cover. Then I used the same logo for the light novel with some changed.

This is the first manga series I've gotten to work on, as well as the first time I got to work on two versions of the same series.

 

The title was announced during a Twitch stream on September 15th, 2023.

(Upcoming volumes will be placed here once released)

Brilliant Healer Logo & Cover (Manga)

Volume 1's Cover

Country Bumpkin Logo & Cover

Volume 1's Cover

From Old Country Bumpkin

to Master Swordsman
(Light Novel)

 

Logo & Cover

Designing the logo for this series was a challenge. The Japanese cover has the text is placed in the sky area across the top. However trying to fit the english text into the area and then also make it work for all the other covers wasn't really possible. I could the place the text so it fit around the heads, but then the heads won't be in the same position for volume two so it would have to be reworked for the every volume cover which isn't ideal.  So after multiple revisions and back and forth emails. It was eventually decided to do a rectangular logo with the text stacked, still placed in the sky but just in the one corner. This logo will work better for placing on later covers.

One of my favorite parts about this logo was making the"T" in "Master" a sword. 

The title was announced during a Twitch stream on September 15th, 2023.

(Upcoming volumes will be placed here once released)

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