Archive for the ‘Book Covers’ Category

Doggie Tales

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Holly Lewittas & Barbara Hinske are both great writers, and MonkeyC clients. Both authors commissioned us with their book covers and WordPress theme design. Both authors also write about doggies, recounting the creatures mysterious adventures. I had such a great time working on these projects, it was a lot of fun composing the illustrations. I designed both book covers for the “Spunky Series” and the author site, and the cover and site for “Coming to Rosemont”,

Holly Lewitas - The Nose Knows

Holly Lewitas - The Nose Sees All

 Barbara Hinske - Coming to Rosemont

Innovation, Double-issue Book!

Monday, October 15th, 2012

I had a lot of fun putting together the cover for “Bottom-Up & Top-Down Innovation,” a new book by local author Joseph Stein, (MonkeyCMedia client). This edition combines two books into one. The author presents ideas on how to create innovative environments and improve performance in companies. I composed the cover in Illustrator; the “arrows” frame holding both titles was easy to craft using the new shape-builder tool. J frizza

Innovation - J. Stein

Innovation - J. Stein

Innovation - J. Stein

Innovation - J. Stein

Lifting the Wheel of Karma

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Another amazing project done for Monkey C! Author Paul H. Magid trusted us with the cover design of his new book Lifting the Wheel of Karma. In addition, we customized a Word Press theme for the new site promoting the book ( The book tells the story of “A tormented Boy [who] Embarks on a Profound Journey of Extraordinary Healing and Enlightenment.” This is Paul’s first novel, great story —touching and insightful! J Frizza

Lifting the Wheel of Karma 01

Lifting the Wheel of Karma 02

Lifting the Wheel of Karma 03

More Book Covers!

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The beginning of this year has been busy. Here are four new covers I designed for MonkeyCMedia clients, authors Cipriani, Rocker, Lamb, and Little (Art Direction: Jeniffer Thompson). The books range from fiction and essays, to a thriller and a novel. At Monkey C we do it all! For the first three books, I also designed the custom WordPress sites … Check them out! J Frizza

Faceless, Belo Cipriani.
Faceless, Belo Cipriani


Punishment, Linda Rocker.
Punishment Linda Rocker


Karma’s Law, Kristi Lamb.
Karma's Law, Kristi Lamb


Magnificent Redemption, Marc Little.
Magnificent Redemption, Marc Little

Code Blood

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Another awesome job completed at MonkeyCmedia. One of our favorite clients, Malibu author Kurt Kamm, hired us (again!) to design the cover of his new book “Code Blood.” His latest title is a murder mystery thriller with an unusual plot: emergency medicine, the science of stem cell research and the world of body parts dealers!

In addition, he also commissioned us to redesign his website to feature the new book. Not to be missed, the site’s impressive firefighting photo collection … check it out! Visit J Frizza

Below: “Code Blood” cover (front and back) and new website.


KKamm Code Blood

Comfort Healing and Joy!

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

It was a pleasure working with Dr. David Fox on the design of his new book “Comfort, Healing, and Joy.” The project done for the client [Jeniffer Thompson, Art Director] included the design of the book front and back covers, and  a custom WordPress blog design. The result is a beautiful cover and site, complementing the uplifting message of the project.

You can check out the new website and read more about Dr. Fox’s book at J Frizza

Comfort Healing and Joy


Comfort Healing and JoyComfort Healing and Joy

Blind – A Memoir

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

These past few weeks I’ve been busy designing a book cover and Word Press customization for client Belo Cipriani. The San Francisco based author is launching a memoir recounting the details of how he became blind, and following the challenges of living with the new disability. The compelling book is coming out in April. The site is up and running, take a look:
J Frizza

Blind A Memoir Web Design

Blind A Memoir Book Cover Design

Santa & The Little Teddy Bear

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Another successful WordPress customization and book cover design completed for Monkey C Media client, author and artist Peter John Lucking. The new website is an online portal to promote the new book “Santa & The Little Teddy Bear.” The tale, in words and intricate illustrations, narrate the world wide adventure of a cute teddy bear, who becomes Santa’s helper during an unforgettable Christmas night. The book, a perfect Christmas gift, will be out for sale soon. Visit the site at J Frizza

Santa and The Little Teddy Bear Book Cover and Detail

Santa and The Little Teddy Bear Portal DetailSanta and The Little Teddy Bear Portal Detail

Swallow Safely

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

I just finished another project for Monkey C Media (art direction: Jeniffer Thompson.) I completed a book cover and designed a custom Word Press site for authors Drs. Roya and Joel Herskowitz. The book is an interesting and useful health guide to swallowing. The basic bodily function is explored in details, possible swallowing complications are addressed in length. J Frizza

Visit Joel and Roya’s site at

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“Family Plots” by Mary Patrick Kavanaugh

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

“Family Plots” by San Francisco author Mary Patrick Kavanaugh is another book cover design done for Monkey C Media [Art Director: Jeniffer Thompson.]  The book is an autobiographical novel (with lots of creative licenses) about a woman desperate to find love and stability. The story is funny and entertaining with a meaningful message. J Frizza

family plots

“Replacement Child” by Judy L. Mandel

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

I just finished a book cover design for Monkey C Media client Judy L Mandel [Art Director: Jeniffer Thompson.] The book “Replacement Child” follows the healing process of a family touched by a tragedy… check it out!