Alimaydidthat Cover Art Prodigy Sits Down With ABOG
In todays streaming age of music your album cover plays a vital role in how your audience views your single or album. Independent artist are known to be a one stop shops but smart artist find graphic designers that live, breathe and eat their craft. Someone like Alimaydidthat the 18 year old graphic designer from the Middle East with a keen eye to find the perfect vibe for the respected song or album. We sat down with Alimay to see his thought processes as he does what he does keep it OG.
What got you into graphic design and how long have you been doing it for?
I’ve been doing this for 4 years now. I only post my cover arts on my social medias. I’ve been making logos, flyers, magazine covers
What is your thought process when making cover arts for someone?
Alimaydidthat: I listen to music if i have it. I brainstorm about the name and lyrics a lot. I connect ideas, then I think about the colors and harmonies. I do sketches or brain-draws about the cover art. After all i go on my PC and create it.
Is there an artist in the game that inspired you to want to help artist like myself have DOPE cover work?
Alimaydidthat: TDUBARIQ and Kingpin G.F.B
what is your favorite type of music?
Alimaydidthat: I LOVE rap, hip-hop, RnB and alternative music
How important do you feel that the cover art makes on the success of a release?
Alimaydidthat: A LOT!!! Cover art is the first thing listeners will see before hearing the music. I personally won’t listen to an upcoming artist with a wack cover art.
Do you think about the colors you are going to use after hearing the music or as soon as u hear the title of the song?
Alimaydidthat: As soon as I see the name and I make sure it matches the music after or not.
Whats your artistic process when working on a cover
Alimaydidthat: I listen to music if i have it. I brainstorm about the name and lyrics a lot. I connect ideas, then I think about the colors and harmonies. I do sketches or brain-draws about the cover art. After all i go on my PC and create it. I make sure everything is ok and all the standards are right.
If you had the opportunity to work with any established artist on their next project who would it be? Pick two
Alimaydidthat: Wow! A great question. I love to work with NICKI MINAJ and Cupcakke
Our last question is what advice would you give to someone that wanted to start making album art today?
Be creative, Don’t underestimate yourself, be humble and grateful.
If you would like to work with Alimaydidthat check his gig out on Fiverr!