Business Spotlight: Moonstruck Cover Design & Photography

CJC: How did you get started as a designer/photographer and what made you want to pursue that field?

ER: I used to be a softball photographer & I’d design huge banners for our teams all over the state. I’d take the pictures between games, then huddle in the backseat of our car and edit all the photos as fast as I could, then print. That led me to dive face first into the depths of photoshop.

I am a published author & found that I loved playing in photoshop, I love art. I love books. I liked helping authors out with graphics. Then bam! Moonstruck was born!

CJC: What do you find to be the most rewarding and challenging part of your job? What hurdles have you overcome during the process?

ER: It took hundreds of hours for me to learn photoshop techniques and what looks good. I think that was the most challenging. I’m incredibly happy with where my skills are right now. And I’m very adamant about learning more and expanding those skills.

I’m an avid reader/audio listener so I work for my heroes—I’m so honored being apart of that. I’m honored to help their books come to life and sell.

CJC: Over the years, do you have any designs that come to mind as some of your favorites and if so which ones?

ER: Oh man I have so many I love, every time I do a cover I fall in love. Some are: Surge by Maya Nicole, AJ Macey’s Not Your Basic Witch RH series, Murder Drama with your Llama by Erin McCarthy & Kathy Love, another one of my favorites is one I photographed, modeled and designed, JJ Cagney’s Reverend Cici Gurule Mystery series.

CJC: Is there a genre in the literary field that you haven’t yet designed for but would love to?

ER: I love to take on any genre! My niche genres I design are Contemporary Romance, Reverse Harem, PNR and dark romance.  I’ve recently been designing Thrillers and have really enjoyed the dark vibe of them.

CJC:For those looking to become a designer or photographer, what advice would you give them?

CJC: Designer—Start creating. Niche in a genre & build from there. Pay attention to trends and the market. And have fun with it 😉

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