Jordan Aker was born and raised in the suburbs of Atlanta. He profoundly cares about his community and has donated over 170 hours of his life to community service. While in the C5 Youth Foundation, Jordan took a trip to China in which his views on life were morphed and his thoughts on how he should live his life were changed. Hopefully for the better.
What is your writing process?
It depend really. If I hear some very inspiring quotes or lyrics from a song, then my mind explodes into a million words that i could use. From that point, it would only take me half an hour to two hours to craft my poems. Then it could range anywhere from one day to a few months to edit it and make sure that I have the right words in the right places for the message I want. If I start from actual scratch, it could take anywhere from three days to a month to figure out what message that I want to express and then scavenging through a dictionary to find the right words.
How do you approach cover design?
Trying to figure out the right cover design took months. Almost a full year. I always have images of grandeur when it comes to pictures, but I cant draw them myself, so I have to relay the message my illustrator. He looked at me like I was teaching interplanetary physics. So I had to tone down my idea and we finally worked out one that was simple enough for the same meaning to be realized.