A male college student, or someone older who is looking to change careers to "something fun" because they like video games.
What colors do you want to see in your design?
I would love if you would follow something similar to the color palette on my website (grey, white, maroon, #917b00). The original (bad) cover I made myself uses work gloves and tools to emphasize hard work. It doesn't need those images, but I would like the cover to evoke something serious/hardworking/committed.
What to avoid
I don't mind including audio tropes (i.e.: "audio meters", headphones, microphones, etc.) but please be creative with it if you're going to use it. Don't just slap that iconography on there and call it good.