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Georgina Gibson
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Australian, Melbourne based ex graphic designer (now freelance) and avid photoshop user... mother of two, armature photographer, free spirit and now self-employed taking history activities into schools ( This work allows me numerous opportunities to put my friends in costume and take some photos ;)
New to Photo manipulation and loving it! Thrilled to have found Deviantart community :)


Okay the RULES:


- If you want to display any of my images (including stock images) outside of DeviantART website you must ask me first for permission.

- My stock images ARE NOT to be redistributed outside DeviantART website without my permission first.

- My stock images are for DeviantART and DeviantART members use only and to be used for creative purposes only or as reference for personal projects.

- I would appreciate a link to any of your derivative artwork so I can keep track of the use of my stock images. I also love to see what designers have created using my stock and if possible I put thumbs versions or links to your work on my stock comments. :)

For Urgent inquiries please email me at: Contact Georgina by Georgina-Gibson

- INTERNET AND WEB USE: Any of my images or stock images are not FREE to use on the world wide web without my permission first. Please contact me to discuss.

- COMMERCIAL AND NOT-PROFIT PUBLIC USE: My stock isn't to be used for commercial or not-profit public use outside of the DeviantART website without contacting me first. If you are interested in using any of my stock images outside of the DeviantART website for non-profit public or commercial use, YOU MUST CONTACT ME FIRST. I am likely to give permission but obviously for commercial use of my images, will require negotiation and some form of written permission from myself to you for legal purposes.

- COMMERCIAL USE AND COMPETITIONS: This includes competitions on crowd sourcing design websites like 99Designs, Design Crowd, Crowd Spring, even DeviantART's own Dream Up or similar. Under these circumstances my stock IS NOT FREE. Ask for my permission BEFORE you submit your designs to these sites not afterwards if your design should win. This is so we can discuss or negotiate some form of credit or remuneration if your design wins. The client/competition holder has the right to know if any of the stock used in the competition may incur an extra cost. You as the designer are obligated to find out how much that cost may be or what is required to use that stock image, and inform the client/competition holder when you submit your designs. If your design wins you will need to supply to the client/competition holder with a copy of my written permission (to use my stock image/s) from me to you (the designer) for the clients/competition holder to keep on record. This is to protect the client/competition holder from any possible copyright infringements.
I will also require the link to the competition that you have entered your design containing my stock.


Cheers and happy designing! :)

Nearing the end of another year...

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 30, 2013, 11:41 PM
  • Mood: Compassion
  • Listening to: "Tear from the Stars" by Kayan Code
  • Reading: Scion of the Sun by Nicola Marsh
  • Watching: Almost Human series
  • Eating: vanilla yogurt
  • Drinking: Coffee - when am I not?

Just touching base with everyone. :)

Nearing the end of another year and don't they seem to be flying past faster and faster every year?
But I have been busy and making more and more contacts with new authors designing more covers.
I keep getting messages from DA members interested in getting into book cover design and asking me how I 
got into it and what advise I would have for them. 
If I was precious and a tad selfish I probably would be polite but basically keep my cards to my chest
and not share my secrets or good advice to myself. And believe me there are a few designers like that out there. 
I'm not like that so following is some of my thoughts and advice regarding this. :)

I was new to book cover design myself over a year ago and thank the heavens the
publishing industry is shifting and changing at the moment to newer more exciting times. 
The "traditionalists" no longer hold sway over the print industry, Publishers or Design companies specializing in 
book cover and book cover Marketing. For authors there is now great freedom to self publish without stigma 
and prejudice. So much so that there is now an emerging minority of designers now designing covers 
directly with authors like never before. Also having access to potentially successful authors giving relativily unknown 
designers exposure for their work that they might not have had opportunity to do so 5-10yrs ago.
I can confidently say that a large portion of the work I now do when designing for book covers is due to my
participation in "crowd sourcing" design sites online... most notably 99Designs. Designers and clients likewise register
with 99Designs and have the opportunity connect and work together. 

99D also have categories for illustration and logo design etc etc. So its worth the look. It can be a bit hit and 
miss at times and I can say at I've nearly given up on 99Designs myself with a run of my covers being rejected 
and the unpaid hours I put into those submissions but then sometimes I'll get a string of wins as well. 
The true value is the potential for continued work after the participation on 99Designs that can be more of a payoff 
than the actual competitions you enter. 

If you decide to take this path educate your self a bit on the 'print on demand' process for book publishing these days.
Also the processes for Ebook covers as well as that is a massively and fast growing area of Amazon/Kindle. The irony is 
there is heaps of kindle books on the subject at the moment as well LOL ;) And also online. 
Amazon, Kindle and Creatspace also have very good information for people new to ebook or self publishing with detailed
manuals and support material. 

And obviously, like anything in the design world, be aware of the stock you use and the copyright status of it. 
At 99Designs you will need to include links to the stock images/suppliers when you submit your designs to competitions. 
Keep a record of the files and where they are from and which license you purchased the stock at.
If you use stock for DeviantART make sure you contact the owners of the stock immediately to get permission to use it. 
Most DA members (stock providers) actually want to be contacted regarding use outside of DA or for commercial use.
Its only a few stock images on DA that allow you to use totally free of charge for anything including commercial 
use, so double double check first!

I've even seen one of my stock images used in a 99D competition. I waited to get a message 
regarding the use of the image which I never received. One could get over zealous and be rude but I just waited to 
see if their design won or not. If it had won I would have then approached them about it. 

Anyhow I hope that helps a little. 

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RoseCS Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Happy Bday to you by KmyGraphic Have-a-great-Day by KmyGraphic
6Hammer6 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Happy Birthday, Georgina!  Free Birthday Icon 
GraphicsByGonzo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Great stock! I found a suitable contest theme to submit a work I've previously emailed you about. Would it be alright for me to use your diving helmet stock in
RoseCS Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Your art has been featured…
AnGel-Perroni Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
HevonenStudios Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
may i use some of your stock offsite on horseland?
voltuzaidi Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much I've used your stock here :
O-Tripp Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heart free avatar Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day. A Heart For YOU
RebeccaMArt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
happy birthday! happy DA B-day :3 
tam2u Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Hello :) Just so you know we are opening back up the contest group ManipChallenges We will post our first contest soon so please stop in and have a look around. If you have tuned off your watch ,you can turn it back on now.

And Happy Birthday
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