Carson High students design book covers, earn contracts with publisher

Damien King, Kinkade DeJoseph and Jaden Anderson. (Carson City School District)

Damien King, Kinkade DeJoseph and Jaden Anderson. (Carson City School District)

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Carson High School seniors Jaden Anderson, 17, and Damien King, 18, have earned contracts with the Three Ravens Publishing Company for their work in creating designs for a new epic fantasy novel, “The Raven and the Crow: Dark Storm Rising,” written by Michael K. Falciani, the pen name of Kinkade DeJoseph, a teacher at Bordewich Bray Elementary School.
The students’ work was part of Patricia Ababio’s graphic design class at Carson High School. Four of Ababio’s classes participated in the design competition. Damien King's design will be the book cover for “Dark Storm Rising” while Jaden Anderson's design will be used as a branding logo for the entire “Raven and the Crow” series, which will be used on the title pages of all the books.

Damien King’s book cover design for “Dark Storm Rising."


DeJoseph approached Ababio back in November and asked if her students would be interested in designing the cover as a project. Days later, DeJoseph was offered a contract with Three Ravens Publishing Co. to publish to novel. Lead publisher Scott Tackett was open to the suggestion of students working with his company. The students met on a Zoom call in Ababio's classroom.

The winners will be given contracts with Three Ravens Publishing Co. for their work and a chance to further their career in graphic design.

Jaden Anderson’s branding logo design for the “Raven and the Crow” series.



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