Colour: I want the colour to convey a sense of calm, ease and breeze (perhaps light blue?). This is because the audiences of the book, as healthcare applicants to healthcare professional programs (ex. Medical school, dental schools, pharmacy schools, nursing schools) are likely very stressed out from preparing for high-stakes interviews which may determine whether or not they can realize their dream of becoming doctors, dentists, pharmacists, or nurses. I want them to see this book and get a sense of breeze, that they can catch their breath in the midst of a stressful time. I also want to convey simplicity, because the book details the specific steps that the audience can take to adequately prepare for their interviews. I want them to think and feel “I can do it” when they see this book.
I also like the color white, because it conveys the idea of health and purity which is often associated with medicine (ie. The white coat).
The multiple mini interview is a type of interview where the applicant goes through a number of short interviews (usually 8 – 10 minutes), answering a question at each station. A short explanation of the MMI can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeopokkIlLM. The audience of the book would already be very familiar with what an multiple mini interview, or MMI, is.
I'm looking for a design that illustrates success and how it can help students get into the healthcare professional school of their dreams. I would like a book cover that conveys the themes of:
1. Medicine/Health – because the audience is interested in gaining admissions to medical programs (medical schools, dental schools, nursing schools, pharmacy schools)
2. Key to success – because this book will illustrate a step-by-step approach that has been proven successful over the years, as many of my students obtained medical school admissions using my method
3. Interview Success – Of course, the idea of success on the interview and getting admitted to the school of their desire is important
Thus far, I have come up with an idea which may combine medicine with key. The Rod of Asclepius is a symbol of health and healing used to represent medicine (https://www.google.ca/search?q=rod+of+asclepius&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiMjcz-sZ_aAhWG8oMKHRmwB3gQ_AUICigB&biw=1068&bih=698; also see attached picture). I also like the look of vintage keys (see attached picture). I think it would be cool to create a picture that combines the Rod of Asclepius with a beautiful vintage key (combines medicine/health and key to success) as a design picture for the front cover. Please also add in the idea of success – perhaps the key opening a door with a successful career in medicine/health behind the door. HOWEVER, ANY CREATIVE IDEAS THAT SUGGESTS MEDICINE/HEALTH, SUCCESS, AND INTERVIEW IS WELCOME!
I made a very simple design of some of the elements I envision in PowerPoint (see attached). I have also included a picture of the book "Happy Every Day: Simple, Effective Ways to Better Days" by Bryan Hutchinson, which I quite like. Another book cover that I like is "The $100 Startup" by Chris Guillebeau (see attached picture).