I'll need the design files in PSD format at 300 DPI ready to print onto DVD disk, case cover, and a workbook cover. They can all be the same design though.
I'm aware that there are a ton of super talented designers on this site and I can't wait to see all the fantastic designs you guys and girls come up with!
*** A note about entrepreneurship ***
You yourself are an entrepreneur and I hope you can appreciate the importance of our type of enterprising individual. We make the world go round, we are the backbone of the economy. I challenge you to round up an extra amount of passion as you work on this project so that we can help other entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses too :-D
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I'm going to be very active in responding to comments and questions and giving feedback for all submissions. So please check all my comments on the contest page. I've already put one big long comment with lots of ideas, so go there and check it out now.
Some ideas for imagery:
We want this to convey that the VENTURE CAPITAL UNDERGROUND is a membership organization that is elite, secretive, underground. I am somewhat conjuring images up of a guy in hood where you can't see his face and him delivering to the viewer (or leading the viewer to) a source of light. Maybe like a chest full of gold or golden light or maybe some other source of light representing wealth or wealth creation.
So when I think of this imagery I think of kind of like secret societies, like freemasons. With their rituals, secrecy, imagery, sword and shield type imagery, etc.
I don't want to make it exactly like freemasonry symbolism, but it might be good to capture some of that elite, secret, elegant, geometric type stuff. Just an idea, not strict guidance.
So maybe be thinking a bit of the imagery of THE DA VINCI CODE and INDIANA JONES and NATIONAL TREASURE and that type of stuff.