I want this to be clear, eye-catching, but not spammy or conventional as a cover.
From my research, I think the Chinese shadow puppets provides great inspiration for the style. I provide more details in the actual creative brief.
This is my primary marketing vehicle so it needs to be well-designed in a way that conveys its themes and intrigues potential readers (must stand out in a positive way from other fictional ebooks).
I do NOT want e-book designs used for selling non-fiction (I saw a bunch of proposals like this).
I like things that are striking, minimalist, and that tell an "integrated" story combining layout, color, font and illustration.