I had a challenging task ahead of me. The book I had been working on for months would soon be ready to publish, and I needed to organize some cover art. I myself am an amateur photographer, and I am pretty decent at producing PowerPoint slides for business purposes, but this is the extent of my graphic design abilities, and this wouldn’t be sufficient for my book, not by a long shot. In fact, it wasn’t just design that I needed — it was inspiration.

It easy to sell quality vegetables at a vegetable market because people know they need them and the market is where they expect to find them. In…