Michelle Fairbanks

Michelle Fairbanks - Designer

Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Simple, beautiful & balanced graphic design ... book covers, logos, business cards, social media banners, bookmarks + more!

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Overview

With over 15 years experience, I aim to keep my designs fresh - simple, beautiful, balanced and affordable. Surrounded by nature and a short walk from the beach, all I need to feel inspired is right here!

I try to live by the motto "less is more" and keep my designs simple and unique with that as inspiration ... from branding, book covers, premade book covers, logos, postcards, bookmarks to social media banners/ads and more.

Send me a message and we can chat about a fresh design!
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Nature
Parenting & Families
Fiction
Horror
Humor & Comedy
Mystery & Crime
Short Story
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Young Adult

Certifications

  • Applied Graphic Design diploma from Vancouver Island University

Work experience

Graphic Designer

Booktrope
March, 2015 – May, 2016 (about 1 year)

Over my past year with Booktrope, I've found my niche of book design! Over 70 titles designed and now almost 40 published works! I work with authors in a wide range of genres from concept to file completion.

Graphic Designer

Brentwood College School
September, 2001 – March, 2013 (over 11 years)

As the 1st graphic designer at Brentwood College School, my role was to bring all the visual pieces together and to reflect our branding in a consistent manner. Including ad design, brochures, invitations, signage, letterhead, business cards, the school magazine and yearbook.

Graphic Designer/Owner

Fresh Design
June, 2000 – Present (over 20 years)

From book cover design to branding, pre-made book covers to social media banners/postcard/bookmarks. Send me a message and we can chat about a fresh design!

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Famished: An Ash Park Novel

Meghan O'Flynn

Starvation Takes Many Forms Ash Park, a run-down suburb of Detroit, might not be the most idyllic place to live, but for Hannah Montgomery, it’s safe. At least, it feels that way until a serial killer starts dicing up women from the shelter where she volunteers. Despite the ever-present tingling at the nape of her neck, Hannah manages to convince herself that the killings have nothing to do wi... read more

Starvation Takes Many Forms Ash Park, a run-down suburb of Detroit, might not be the most idyllic place to live, but for Hannah Montgomery, it’s safe. At least, it feels that way until a serial killer starts dicing up women from the shelter where she volunteers. Despite the ever-present tingling at the nape of her neck, Hannah manages to convince herself that the killings have nothing to do wi... read more

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Jacy Sutton

People tell Olivia her online beau may actually be helping her fading marriage. The saleswoman she met at an adult toy party claims satisfaction is about the heat, not the source. Olivia’s therapist suggests her romantic fantasies could stoke the embers of her twenty-plus-year relationship. Even Olivia’s lust interest, Jake, says, “I tell myself I’m good for you.” But Olivia knows the only thi... read more

People tell Olivia her online beau may actually be helping her fading marriage. The saleswoman she met at an adult toy party claims satisfaction is about the heat, not the source. Olivia’s therapist suggests her romantic fantasies could stoke the embers of her twenty-plus-year relationship. Even Olivia’s lust interest, Jake, says, “I tell myself I’m good for you.” But Olivia knows the only thi... read more

The Paris Effect

K. S. R. Burns

Friendship, loss and a tantalizing trip to Paris in this highly praised #1 Amazon Best Seller in Women's Fiction that Kirkus Reviews calls a "can't-put-down-book" and an "absorbing adventure."When Amy loses her best friend, Kat, to cancer, she knows their dream of a secret trip to Paris will never come true. Yet Kat’s words haunt her, urging her to embark on the Paris trip alone and shed the d... read more

Friendship, loss and a tantalizing trip to Paris in this highly praised #1 Amazon Best Seller in Women's Fiction that Kirkus Reviews calls a "can't-put-down-book" and an "absorbing adventure."When Amy loses her best friend, Kat, to cancer, she knows their dream of a secret trip to Paris will never come true. Yet Kat’s words haunt her, urging her to embark on the Paris trip alone and shed the d... read more

When Songbirds Returned to Paris

E.M. Sloan

When Germany invades France in 1940, Cecily Lefort can’t imagine how the aristocratic comforts of life as a French doctor’s wife are about to disappear. A return to native England eventually leads Cecily back to France, this time as a secret agent. Cecily is one of 13 female Special Operations Executive (SOE) spies who do not survive to tell their story. But a 100-year old family-owned photogr... read more

When Germany invades France in 1940, Cecily Lefort can’t imagine how the aristocratic comforts of life as a French doctor’s wife are about to disappear. A return to native England eventually leads Cecily back to France, this time as a secret agent. Cecily is one of 13 female Special Operations Executive (SOE) spies who do not survive to tell their story. But a 100-year old family-owned photogr... read more

Who Stole My Spandex?: Life in the Hot Flash Lane

Marcia Kester Doyle

Blogger Marcia Kester Doyle tells it like it is and nothing is off limits. Who Stole My Spandex? is a witty selection of stories from Doyle’s madcap world of menopausal pitfalls, wardrobe malfunctions, and a family full of pranksters. This clever compilation includes laugh-out-loud pieces like "Queen of Klutz,” "One Size Fits None," and "Hands off my Egg Roll!" From couples' colonoscopies to n... read more

Blogger Marcia Kester Doyle tells it like it is and nothing is off limits. Who Stole My Spandex? is a witty selection of stories from Doyle’s madcap world of menopausal pitfalls, wardrobe malfunctions, and a family full of pranksters. This clever compilation includes laugh-out-loud pieces like "Queen of Klutz,” "One Size Fits None," and "Hands off my Egg Roll!" From couples' colonoscopies to n... read more

Misadventures of Princess Sydney: Have Parentals, Will Travel (The Princess Sydney Series) (Volume 2)

Chris Minich

“You’ll have a great time,” said the Parentals. But Princess Sydney knows better! America’s favorite crafty cockapoo reluctantly embarks on summer vacation, along with her bumbling brother, Buddy. She expected chaos, but she she never expected to lose her cool when the trip takes an unplanned turn. Silly boy dogs, leftover pizza, and fair maidens are just a few of the bumps along their travels... read more

“You’ll have a great time,” said the Parentals. But Princess Sydney knows better! America’s favorite crafty cockapoo reluctantly embarks on summer vacation, along with her bumbling brother, Buddy. She expected chaos, but she she never expected to lose her cool when the trip takes an unplanned turn. Silly boy dogs, leftover pizza, and fair maidens are just a few of the bumps along their travels... read more

Snowblind

Don Roff

Mourning his son after a tragic accident, Staff Sergeant Samuel Mulwrey must command his Army Ranger platoon during cold-weather training in the wintry wilds of Alaska. It’s his last chance to pull his troops – and himself – together. After a blinding whiteout separates Mulwrey and three other Rangers from their unit, they seek refuge in what seems like a cheerful, homey chalet nestled in the ... read more

Mourning his son after a tragic accident, Staff Sergeant Samuel Mulwrey must command his Army Ranger platoon during cold-weather training in the wintry wilds of Alaska. It’s his last chance to pull his troops – and himself – together. After a blinding whiteout separates Mulwrey and three other Rangers from their unit, they seek refuge in what seems like a cheerful, homey chalet nestled in the ... read more

The Last Wife of Attila the Hun

Joan Schweighardt

Two threads are flawlessly woven together in this sweeping historical novel. In one, Gudrun, a Burgundian noblewoman, dares to enter the City of Attila to give its ruler what she hopes is a cursed sword; the second reveals the unimaginable events that have driven her to this mission. Based in part on the true history of the times and in part on the same Nordic legends that inspired Wagner’s Ri... read more

Two threads are flawlessly woven together in this sweeping historical novel. In one, Gudrun, a Burgundian noblewoman, dares to enter the City of Attila to give its ruler what she hopes is a cursed sword; the second reveals the unimaginable events that have driven her to this mission. Based in part on the true history of the times and in part on the same Nordic legends that inspired Wagner’s Ri... read more

Just Be: How My Stillborn Son Taught Me to Surrender

Lindsay Gibson

“Love is the reason we grieve and love is what will bring you back.” - Just Be Heartbreak from the loss of a loved one or from loss of innocence traumatizes the soul, but what if the loss of your baby who was born still could lead you to forgive someone who brutally harmed you and nearly left you for dead? Lindsay was a normal, happy teenager, but at the tender age of 16, she found herself ter... read more

“Love is the reason we grieve and love is what will bring you back.” - Just Be Heartbreak from the loss of a loved one or from loss of innocence traumatizes the soul, but what if the loss of your baby who was born still could lead you to forgive someone who brutally harmed you and nearly left you for dead? Lindsay was a normal, happy teenager, but at the tender age of 16, she found herself ter... read more

The Jilted: A Novel

Meghan O'Flynn

A vanished loved one.An ancient evil.And only one woman knows the two are connected.The body count is rising in Cicatrice, Louisiana, though no one can see it—no corpses litter the cobblestone streets as citizen after citizen goes missing. But Chloe Anderson can feel the wrong in the town, a malicious presence that raises the hairs on her neck. But then, Chloe’s always felt things other people... read more

A vanished loved one.An ancient evil.And only one woman knows the two are connected.The body count is rising in Cicatrice, Louisiana, though no one can see it—no corpses litter the cobblestone streets as citizen after citizen goes missing. But Chloe Anderson can feel the wrong in the town, a malicious presence that raises the hairs on her neck. But then, Chloe’s always felt things other people... read more

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