Cover Design Ideas and Development Process:
The cover design of The Man Who Worked with God derived from an essay of the same title that is collected in this Chinese ebook. The essay details how the love of a husband helps his wife get on with life after his death, and it was thought from the start of the designing process that the cover design should convey something like this -- a sense of longing, gratitude and everlasting emotional attachment.
Daisy Chang suggested the use of light colors, with "a stroke of heavy color" that grabs the attention of readers. Later she stressed the importance of using something "plain and neat", with "approximately one-tenth of the cover filled with heavy color in order to enhance a sense of drama".
The final cover design derived literally from the meaning of the phrase "the man/men who worked with God". It corresponds with the fundamental theme of Canada's multiculturalism policies -- whatever one's cultural background, ethnicity or skin color, as long as they are willing to cooperate, they can work together (with God) to shape this world into a beautiful and peaceful home.
Special Note: The cover design of The Man Who Worked with God also took into consideration several drawings by Daisy Chang's four-year-old grandson, Max. With permission from Max's family, parts of his drawings were used in this Chinese ebook. Thank you very much, Max.