I've got a fairly specific idea in mind. Riffing off the attached "SOCIAL GEEK" image, I envision a boyish part/swoosh of dark hair (though not to too crazy Bob's Big Boy level) above a pair of glasses (similar to Warby Parker's Crane style (slightly oversized silhouette with a slim, rectangular profile--reference attached) in "whiskey tortoise" (aka, tortoiseshell)) and simple eyes. The glasses don't have to be the same shade as hair but I don't want bright, colored glasses.
Just beneath the glasses will be the all-caps text in a clean, probably bold, sans serif font (with "BOOK" in a contrast color or somehow emphasized). The imagery's tone--though playful--should skew a smidge more literary/intellectual/wordsmith than gamer geek/nerd ;)
The figure isn't intended to be a precise portrait of me but IF it works in the color scheme the eyes could be blue-green.
One possible addition to play up the book editor angle would be to see a blue and/or blue tipped pencil coming up on right side angle, as if tucked behind an ear. Would love to see that subtle detail. If so, perhaps the word "BOOK" is emphasized by "hand drawn" blue underlining? Or maybe there's a thin pencil on its side beneath the text (but text should be the focus).
Other than the pencil somewhere, I'd like to stay away from all the usual literary imagery of books, typewriters, fancy pens, etc.
The goal is clever, modern, fresh, clean, iconic, and fairly minimalist.
**This may already be a given, but included with the winning files, I'd like the image in layers so I have the option of using the face and text side by side for horizontal display. Thanks!
P.S. If--keeping with the intended tone--something completely inspired comes to mind, go for it.