CD Packaging: Hometown Girl (Linda Waterfall)

Print design for CD jacket Hometown Girl, recorded by Linda Waterfall

Print design for CD jacket: Hometown Girl, recorded by Linda Waterfall. Click for larger version.

“Seattle’s Best Singer-Songwriter” (per Seattle Weekly) Linda Waterfall has hired me to produce the designs for her last 2 CD’s. This one included a 2-pocket jacket, 8-panel lyrics insert, and the disc label (see the jacket larger)

I started by scanning some of Linda’s artwork and selecting coordinating colors for the typography. I chose Adobe Garamond Pro for the display font because it has a clean, graceful feel that complements Linda’s musical style (which is semi-classical).
I used Photoshop to create the bitmaps and to build comps for the client to view. I then used Illustrator, with printer-supplied templates, to lay out the final print assets.

Tools Used

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Lightroom
  • Microsoft Office