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 specialising in illustration 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, minimalism and hand-lettering which is a great fit for romance novels, children's books, cozy mysteries, non-fiction, and contemporary novels.

I hold degrees in both graphic design and English Literature. I am a visual storyteller, illustrator, and meticulous typographer. I help authors bring their vision to life, and I’m ready to help you!


 I charge a rate of €500. I’m open to a payment plan if you prefer.

 Your package includes:

-ebook cover design print cover design based on template of your distribution service/s illustration services
-unlimited revisions (I really want you to be happy with the end result and will work until we get it right!)
-3D book mockups for marketing

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

Work experience


July, 2019 – Present (over 1 year)

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

Bailey has 8 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Adam Bender
Bailey designed a striking and whimsical cover for my novel Utopia PR. I was looking for a simple, memorable cover like Catch-22, and I think we accomplished that. It really stands out from other indie book covers (in a good way). Bailey has been fantastic to work with -- very communicative and happy to make revisions as needed. She also doesn't mind using placeholder text in some parts of the...
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Adam Bender, December 2020

Monica Campos
Bailey was amazing! she knew exactly what I wanted and delivered it professionally and in a timely manner. She was interested in the project from the beginning and made me feel she really cared in a personal way. She enjoyed the book and as I say made a special effort to be involved with it. I would definitely recommend her.

Monica Campos, December 2020

Paul Costoff
I had a great experience working with Bailey. The initial design was fantastic and we went back and forth a few times making some minor changes and adjustments. She was open and the communication was both timely and easy. I would absolutely work with her again.

Paul Costoff, December 2020

Guy Sigley
Working with Bailey was terrific. She took the time to understand the project and developed a creative idea that was ideal for my book cover. Her communication was excellent and we worked collaboratively on revisions until the cover was just right. Highly recommended!

Guy Sigley, October 2020

Marco Merlini
Bailey has been wonderful to work with so far. She is quick to respond, even for prolonged projects, and she was immediately able to understand my idea for the cover and apply her own style to deliver a work well beyond my expectations.

Marco Merlini, October 2020

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