Fiverr for cover design: yea or nay?
June 1, 2014 9:17 AM Subscribe
The designer who normally does my ebook covers is no longer working out. Creating my own covers is not an option for me given my current lack of design chops. Some members of my writing group suggested Fiverr as the go-to place for covers. Looking around there it seems there are some decent "gigs" that would serve my needs. However, I have some questions about Fiverr itself and about the possible knock-on effects of using Fiverr for graphic design.
posted by Sternmeyer to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
First question, and the more important one to me: is Fiverr legitimate and safe to use? It's plastered all over the site that it's safe and secure, but if I was running the electronic equivalent of a sweat shop I too would claim to be safe and secure. Not that I'm saying Fiverr is bad, just that their own say-so is not a compelling reason to trust them.
Second question: by paying someone five bucks (+ extras for the add on stuff I want) for graphic design work, am I devaluing the work of graphic designers? Or am I actually participating in a new marketplace that allows skilled people to connect with clients without a bunch of the overhead that traditional markets have? Basically, am I hurting graphic designers as a group by hiring a graphic designer who chooses to offer their services through Fiverr?
Third and final question: have you used Fiverr for design services of any sort? Were you satisfied with the process? Were you satisfied with the end product?