I never imagined I’d be a sought-after book cover designer. Heck, I never imagined I’d be a book designer, period.
I never considered myself an artist. I’ve never been particularly good at drawing or painting, and when I was growing up, the concept of computer-based graphic design was still science fiction.
Now, I always wanted to work with books. But I thought it would be on the word end of things. And I do. But the art aspect surprised me.
I didn’t discover my talent for design until graduate school, really. And it led to a master’s degree in not just editing but also design.
Now, I get to use that degree every day. It’s pretty awesome.