I've been designing album covers since before I knew "design" was a thing. I recorded countless tapes in my room as a teenager, always creating the album art for each release. Fast forward to my band Sealions' latest EP, Number One Lover.
The project wound up being a huge endeavor—vinyl, CD, cassette, website, merchandise, photo shoots, music videos, and more. We were working with Atlanta-based label Deer Bear Wolf to release the EP and NYC-based Terrorbird to help with publicity. Being a songwriter and performer in band management decisions is a big challenge, but I wanted to be involved throughout the entire process.
I used a Troy Stains photograph and James Victore typography. I worked carefully to ensure the production of the website, merchandise, and all variations of physical album functioned as a cohesive package. Being able to have complete control was extremely satisfying, especially when the album finally came out.
Design by Jason Travis
Photography by Troy Stains
Type by James Victore
Website Programming by Jordan Andree
Bio by Austin L. Ray
Number One Lover written by Sealions (Jason Travis & Joey Patino)
Performed by Sealions (Jason Travis, Joey Patino, Keith Edmiston, John Craig)
Produced, Mixed, and Engineered by Jason Kingsland at Maze Studios. Atlanta, GA.
Mastered by John Golden & April Golden at Golden Mastering. Ventura, CA.