Episode 176: Designing For Success With Julia Brown

I interview my extraordinarily talented and angelically patient book cover designer, Julia Brown. We talk unnecessary jargon, the virtues of speaking your client’s language, and what makes a compelling book cover. Listen in and you’ll also discover why you need to jump off a cliff (metaphorically speaking) and how to get to grips with the business side of doing what you love.


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Key Points

  • [1:00] Julia describes some of the artwork behind her (sorry podcast listeners!).
  • [5:40] What makes Julia different from other designers?
  • [8:30] Why did Julia start her own business?
  • [11:00] Learning about the business side of things was definitely a learning curve for Julia!
  • [13:45] Why did Julia join Vicky’s Superheroes group?
  • [18:20] Vicky loves Julia’s work and her amazing book cover designs.
  • [19:50] What has Julia’s biggest win been over the last year?
  • [22:40] How does Julia handle failures or challenges?
  • [26:55] Vicky highly encourages you to join a group of people who will help you through your business journey.


Mentioned in This Episode:

Vicky Fraser

Vicky’s Podcast

Vicky’s Blog

Vicky on Medium

Join the Superheroes

Vicky’s Business For Superheroes Book

The Inner Circle

Borrow My Brain

Vicky’s Book Club

Vicky’s new book!
Write & Publish Your Book in 90 Days

Email Vicky

Subscribe on iTunesStitcher, and Overcast

Breaking Bread Mastermind

Julia Brown, Brown Owl Design

Julia Brown on LinkedIn


Want to know more? I’ve written a book, you know. You can get your mitts on it here.

If you’ve read my book and you’re ready to take the next step: brilliant. You could join my Small Business Superheroes Inner Circle here.

Want to read the transcript? You can find it here.


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