Bailey McGinn

Bailey McGinn - Designer

Paris, France

A highly collaborative book designer with a passion for fun typography, bold colour, and illustrated fiction. Let's work together.

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Hello I'm Bailey McGinn, a Canadian book designer based out of Paris, France.

As a book designer I have had the opportunity (and distinct pleasure) of working across many styles. Each book demands a unique treatment considering not only genre conventions but the author's voice, audience expectations, themes and motifs, and current design trends. Keeping this in mind, my objective is simple: client satisfaction and quality production.

I love colour, illustration, wacky typography and hand-lettering which is a great fit for romance novels, children's books, cozy mysteries, non-fiction, and contemporary novels. That said, I also enjoy working on thrillers and mysteries—especially given my particular fondness for the genre!

I have a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Dalhousie University as well as a Bachelor of Graphic Design from the Ontario College of Art and Design. Books and design are not just my bread and butter, they are my comfort and joy.

Services offered:

• Print book cover design
• Ebook cover design
• Book promotional images (ie: 3D renders of your finished print book or ebook, marketing materials)


I charge $500 USD per project. This can be broken into multiple payments upon request. *

This includes:

• a professionally designed, unique cover file for both e-book and print set up to meet your distributor/s' guidelines
• unlimited revisions
• illustration and hand-lettering services (optional)
• 3D mockups of your book for marketing services

** If this is out of your budget and you're still interested in working together send me a message with your budget and I'll see if we can make it work!

Chick Lit
Contemporary Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Mystery & Crime
Romantic Comedy

Work experience


July, 2019 – Present (about 1 year)

I own and operate the book cover design company Bailey Designs Books, providing cover design services to traditional and self-publishers.


May, 2017 – August, 2019 (over 2 years)

Collaborating with clients on projects including book cover design, brand identities, logo design, print and digital corporate advertising materials, web design, pitch decks, and various illustration projects.

Selected Clients
Doctolib, AudaciousFutures, FutureFit AI, East Coast Fund Management Inc.,

Assistant Art Director

Premiere Heure
January, 2016 – December, 2016 (11 months)

Visual design research and creative pitch deck layouts for film makers

Bailey has 2 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Merren Tait
I needed a redo of a cover that wasn't selling books for me because it didn't identity the book's genre. Bailey has delivered an on point cover that is perfect for the market and the genre's current book design trends. She was attentive to my style needs, happy to tweak until I was satisfied with it, and able to find a new approach that worked (spectacularly) when one design wasn't hitting all ...
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Merren Tait, June 2020

Dillon Walker
I had the privilege of working with Bailey to make the cover of my debut novel. Her initial drafts alone were so beautiful I had no idea how I was going to decide. Throughout the entire process, she was kind, flexible, and helpful. Her style is captivating, I still can't get over how beautiful her style is and how perfectly my cover turned out. Even when faced with problems regarding IngramSpar...
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Dillon Walker, April 2020

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