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Saturday, October 04, 2014

Project round up - three very different designs

I've been keeping out of trouble and working hard on more projects. Three that I can reveal.

Promotional banner ads
I've done my first promotional ads for the lovely Barbara DeLeo. Her latest release come out mid September and I had fun working on two designs - one as a strip banner and one as a postcard.

A non-writerly banner
Once in a while, I do get to do something that is not related to the publishing industry. This time for civil celebrant, Dorothy Shorne of Rites of Passage.  Dorothy is still working on the revamp of her website so it's not up yet. Can't wait to see the banner in the field, so to speak.

Website and banner

I've just finished a project that took quite a few hours as websites always do. While I do base my websites on Weebly templates, I do tweak the coding to get what I want as was the case for Cassandra Samuels. Cassandra writes historical romance stories in the Regency era and we wanted the banner and website to be just so - to have the elaborate designs  but the subtlety and the grace of the era as well. Cassandra chose a lovely design from Shutterstock that was rejigged to suit her purposes.


Thursday, September 11, 2014


It occurred to me that as a design business, I should be collecting testimonials from my clients to put on my website.

So I've made a start with a new Testimonials page.

This is what I have so far...

"I found Helen very easy to work with. She listened to what I wanted and came up with some great ideas. A picture is worth a thousand words, so Helen's work speaks for itself!!!"

"If you want a design, if you need it done...you've come to the right place! Helz Kat Designs is awesome! She's the designer you want and need!!!"
~ Dee Scully of Breathless in the Bush

Thank you, ladies.

I can't tell you how wonderful it is when your clients love the work you do. :)

Big smiles in the HelzKat camp. 


Friday, August 29, 2014

A Sassy Cover - The Bride, The Groom, And Me

I've been meaning to showcase this cover that I have done for Janni Nell for her Sassy Chance series of novellas.

It was great fun working out how Sassy would look on the cover. As you can see Janni wanted an illustration rather than a photograph, and it works quite well for this quirky story.

The novella is waiting on my TBR e-shelf.

Good news is that I'm currently working on the second book in the series, which is expected to hit the shelves soon. I'll let you know when it does.

In the meantime, you can get Sassy at: 

Kindle  | Kobo | iBooks


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Latest Project - Breathless in the Bush

I've been working on the banner and blog for the Breathless in the Bush writing group. A lovely group of writers who will be finding their blogging legs.

They've opened up their blog and everyone is invited to the party on the 24th August on their blog. Check it out below.

Breathless In the Bush: YOU'RE INVITED!!: Come celebrate with us.   Whether you're a romance reader, writer, or other, you'll enjoy blogging with  Breathless in the Bush...


Monday, January 20, 2014

Cover for Shona Husk

I'm proud to show you the book cover design for author, Shona Husk.

It's for the second book in the 'In the Bottle' series, called Temptation in a Bottle. Great story! It's coming out in late January.

Can you imagine the hard work looking for good looking men that were Tempting with a capital 'T'. Yes it was a tough job but someone had to to it.