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James OBrien

James OBrien - Designer

Minneapolis, MN, United States

I design and illustrate book covers.

Overview

I design and illustrate book covers.

Services

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
May, 1989 – Present (over 28 years)

I have nearly thirty years of experience as a graphic designer and illustrator for print and on-screen.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Reflections of an Imperturbable Mind

Valerio Ortenzi

Reflections of an Imperturbable Mind presents poetry at its finest. The pursuit of happiness lies firmly at the core of this universe, standing heroically against negative waves that threaten the feeble balance. In this perspective, the identification of solitude as the only real state of a person lets everything explode into millions of coloured thoughts and different facets, giving value to ... read more

Reflections of an Imperturbable Mind presents poetry at its finest. The pursuit of happiness lies firmly at the core of this universe, standing heroically against negative waves that threaten the feeble balance. In this perspective, the identification of solitude as the only real state of a person lets everything explode into millions of coloured thoughts and different facets, giving value to ... read more

The Suffering Shadow: Fear of Fear

Ann Casildo

Born into a world of abuse and neglect, Ann Casildo grew up a ward of the state; living in some 60 different homes and institutions around the country, while being mentally and physically abused just about everywhere she went. Despite this near-constant trauma, Ann dedicated her life to caring for and protecting her younger sister as they both endured the nightmare of growing up in the system.... read more

Born into a world of abuse and neglect, Ann Casildo grew up a ward of the state; living in some 60 different homes and institutions around the country, while being mentally and physically abused just about everywhere she went. Despite this near-constant trauma, Ann dedicated her life to caring for and protecting her younger sister as they both endured the nightmare of growing up in the system.... read more

The Path of Peter Smethurst: A 21st Century Pilgrim's Progress

Michael Joseph Scanlon

The Path of Peter Smethurst: A 21st Century Pilgrim's Progress is the life story of a spiritual aspirant who does not know what he is. His early life and later career are described as he makes his way through life, unaware of what his destiny might be. Set in modern-day England, Peter Smethurst is a quiet man who tries and fails to make sense of his situation, until he is almost completely sub... read more

The Path of Peter Smethurst: A 21st Century Pilgrim's Progress is the life story of a spiritual aspirant who does not know what he is. His early life and later career are described as he makes his way through life, unaware of what his destiny might be. Set in modern-day England, Peter Smethurst is a quiet man who tries and fails to make sense of his situation, until he is almost completely sub... read more

The Penpal

Paula Shepards

Synopsis:From early 1900s Russia to modern day New York City, The Penpal is a mystery thriller that connects several generations of Russian families.Revenge is carried out in a series of mysterious events that culminate in a paranormal experience for the main characters.The story pulls the reader in right from beginning, due to its broad references to Russian history and the main characters’ c... read more

Synopsis:From early 1900s Russia to modern day New York City, The Penpal is a mystery thriller that connects several generations of Russian families.Revenge is carried out in a series of mysterious events that culminate in a paranormal experience for the main characters.The story pulls the reader in right from beginning, due to its broad references to Russian history and the main characters’ c... read more

101 Reasons to Leave New York

Howard Jordan Jr.

WINNER: GOLD Non Fiction Humor, Readers Favorite AwardWINNER: SILVER Non Fiction E-Book, Independent Publisher Book Award101 Reasons to Leave New York is a quirky pop culture book that recognizes and articulates the unthinkable notion of willingly leaving the greatest city on the face of the planet. Then, provides all the funny, insightful, sad and silly reasons you'll ever need to justify doi... read more

WINNER: GOLD Non Fiction Humor, Readers Favorite AwardWINNER: SILVER Non Fiction E-Book, Independent Publisher Book Award101 Reasons to Leave New York is a quirky pop culture book that recognizes and articulates the unthinkable notion of willingly leaving the greatest city on the face of the planet. Then, provides all the funny, insightful, sad and silly reasons you'll ever need to justify doi... read more

Cricket-Indo: The Story of an Indo-Pak One-Day Cricket Turf War

K. L. Mohana Varma

Cricket is considered a religion in the Indian sub-continent. The ambition of every mother in India is to make her son a national player, but only one in 1 billion succeeds. Cricket-Indo tells the story of how young Suresh Menon is nurtured and groomed by his dedicated and determined mother to become a dashing and dynamic cricketer in the 1990s. The sporting "war on turf" between India and Pak... read more

Cricket is considered a religion in the Indian sub-continent. The ambition of every mother in India is to make her son a national player, but only one in 1 billion succeeds. Cricket-Indo tells the story of how young Suresh Menon is nurtured and groomed by his dedicated and determined mother to become a dashing and dynamic cricketer in the 1990s. The sporting "war on turf" between India and Pak... read more

The Winning Word: 21 Powerful Prayer Confessions for Guaranteed Answers to Prayers and 10 Reasons Why They Work

Abraham O. Laleye

Prayer will help you overcome the most difficult problems in your life. Prayer is the most powerful tool to achieve what you desire. However, a tool-no matter how powerful-is limited by the user's expertise in the use of the tool. Most prayers simply do not work because the majority of Christians have not mastered the processes involved in effective prayers. Through The Winning Word, you will ... read more

Prayer will help you overcome the most difficult problems in your life. Prayer is the most powerful tool to achieve what you desire. However, a tool-no matter how powerful-is limited by the user's expertise in the use of the tool. Most prayers simply do not work because the majority of Christians have not mastered the processes involved in effective prayers. Through The Winning Word, you will ... read more

The Economics of Education

Phd Samuel Akinyemi

The Economics of Education is written to provide a vade mecum, or diploma program, for both undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking formal courses in economics of Education. The coverage of the subject matter is extensive, covering major titles such as the concept of economics of education, education and jobs, investment theory in education, the human capital concept, costs of educ... read more

The Economics of Education is written to provide a vade mecum, or diploma program, for both undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking formal courses in economics of Education. The coverage of the subject matter is extensive, covering major titles such as the concept of economics of education, education and jobs, investment theory in education, the human capital concept, costs of educ... read more

The Mischievous Ghost and Other Short Stories

Doreen Perera

The Mischievous Ghost and Other Stories are short stories based on life in Sri Lanka in the 1950s and '60s, just after the country gained independence from England. The experiences of the last colonial rulers still hanging onto the empire and unable to cope with the changes are dealt with gentle irony. The author also hilariously exposes charlatans, whether they are voodoo priests, Buddhist mo... read more

The Mischievous Ghost and Other Stories are short stories based on life in Sri Lanka in the 1950s and '60s, just after the country gained independence from England. The experiences of the last colonial rulers still hanging onto the empire and unable to cope with the changes are dealt with gentle irony. The author also hilariously exposes charlatans, whether they are voodoo priests, Buddhist mo... read more

A Matter of Time

Eddie Sparks

A scientific research team has developed a two-man time machine that can take its occupants to the past and be retrieved in the present. Unsure of what to do with it, the government puts the project on hold. The scientists, upset with this decision, take the chamber into the past. When the machine is finally retrieved, empty, CIA Operative Sid Brantley is chosen to go back in time to locate th... read more

A scientific research team has developed a two-man time machine that can take its occupants to the past and be retrieved in the present. Unsure of what to do with it, the government puts the project on hold. The scientists, upset with this decision, take the chamber into the past. When the machine is finally retrieved, empty, CIA Operative Sid Brantley is chosen to go back in time to locate th... read more

150 Shards of Light

Michael Levitton

I became a follower of Jesus at the age of thirty-nine. Until then I had been someone who, thanks to his training in the military and the law, reckoned he could work life out for himself. As part of my new life, I took to reading my way through the Bible each year. I have now read my way through the Bible twenty-five times. I wrote this series of articles based on the Bible because I felt the ... read more

I became a follower of Jesus at the age of thirty-nine. Until then I had been someone who, thanks to his training in the military and the law, reckoned he could work life out for himself. As part of my new life, I took to reading my way through the Bible each year. I have now read my way through the Bible twenty-five times. I wrote this series of articles based on the Bible because I felt the ... read more

Destined Souls: Volume One

Amaris Olivo-Brito

Destined Souls begins five hundred years ago when a battle rages that will set seventeen-year-old Aiyana's destiny in stone. Flash forward to present day, when Aiyana meets Razael, a boy who is far from human. Aiyana, who does not believe in true love, comes to find that there is such a thing as soul mates and Razael is hers. But their connection is forbidden, because a "Being" like Razael can... read more

Destined Souls begins five hundred years ago when a battle rages that will set seventeen-year-old Aiyana's destiny in stone. Flash forward to present day, when Aiyana meets Razael, a boy who is far from human. Aiyana, who does not believe in true love, comes to find that there is such a thing as soul mates and Razael is hers. But their connection is forbidden, because a "Being" like Razael can... read more

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