Luísa Dias

Luísa Dias - Designer

Lisbon, Portugal

Graphic designer specialized in book covers. Experienced in working with independent authors and publishers. Let's work together!

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Hi, I’m Luísa! For over 6 years, I have been bringing projects to life through creative and colourful visual artwork. It is a joy translating your worlds, stories and characters onto a book cover.

In my process, precision and creativity go hand-in-hand while turning your initial briefing into a standout book cover within its genre and market. I work closely with authors and independent publishers on a range of genres, creating striking and unique designs for ebooks and print.

I have experience matching expressive typography with engaging imagery (from photography to illustration), thoroughly curating all visual elements to a high standard. Communication is key throughout the process, as your input and feedback are essential. If you are looking for a modern and striking book cover design, I am here to help!

"Wonderful to work with -- her designs were thoughtful and exactly what we had envisioned, and she was incredibly helpful throughout the whole process."

Creature Publishing
Publisher of "Goddess of Filth" by V. Castro
Bram Stoker Awards 2021 Nominee - 'Superior Achievement in Long Fiction'

"Luísa was amazing through the book design process. As a first time author, I didn't know what to expect; she was responsive to our needs, provided feedback, was quick, and understood what we were looking for. I would highly recommend her and would work with her again."

Aryenish Birdie, M.A.
Founder & Executive Director of Encompass Movement
Author of "Antiracism in Animal Advocacy"

"I absolutely love Luísa! She’s a complete professional and her work is highly praised. She was very easy to work with, given her exceptional communication skills. She was very responsive and was able to render exactly what I asked, creatively. Such a tremendous pleasure. And now I feel really excited about my book!

Bella Masala
Author of "The Ghost Queen"

"Very talented designer. Highly recommended."
Josiah Jay Starr
Author of "War of the Heart"

Contemporary Fiction
Literary Fiction
Short Story
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Humanities & Social Sciences


  • MA in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor in Communication & Culture

Work experience

Graphic Designer

January, 2016 – Present (almost 7 years)

● Designing covers for self-published authors and independent publishers, on a range of both fiction and non-fiction titles.
● Working as a freelancer with London-based design studios (D237, Vine Creatives) on an array of editorial, branding and other print projects.

● Clients include: D&AD, Creature Publishing, Royal African Society, Encompass Movement, Ovalhouse, Flipped Eye Publishing, Apples And Snakes, Wandsworth Council.

Freelance Graphic Designer

Creature Publishing
September, 2020 – Present (about 2 years)

While working with Creature Publishing, I designed the full book cover design for V. Castro's Goddess Of Filth.
The book is now nominated for the Bram Stoker Awards 2021 in 'Superior Achievement in Long Fiction'.

Graphic Designer

August, 2018 – Present (about 4 years)

D237 is a London boutique agency, built on recommendations from happy clients. I am working remotely as a freelance graphic designer on an array of editorial, branding and other print projects.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

The odd uneven time

Stanley, Emma

Antiracism in Animal Advocacy: Igniting Cultural Transformation

Singer, Jasmin, Birdie, Aryenish, Rojas-Soto, Michelle

All This Wild Hope

Laura, Sabina

A Legacy of Hope

Chitwood, Darren

Luísa has 6 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Alicia C
As a first time self-published author, my cover is incredible and very well designed. Luisa, is very professional, meet deadlines, and very knowledgeable about the total process for formatting a book cover. I'm looking forward to working with her on my next book! She exceeded my expectations. Luisa is truly gifted and your book cover will have a unique touch!! Let her design your dream book cover.

Alicia C, July 2022

Luísa Dias
Thank you for your kind words, Alicia!

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Keizen Hammermeister
Luísa was amazing to work with, created a beautiful cover design, and did it all on schedule! Definitely hire her!

Keizen Hammermeister, June 2022

Luísa Dias
Thank you, Keizen! You made the process of designing the cover really easy and fun. And the merit is also yours for creating beautiful artwork for the background of the cover design!

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Florian Schneider
I can only — and wholeheartedly — chime in with my fellow five-star reviewers of Luísa. I could not be happier with her work. She showed the perfect balance between offering her own creative input on the one side and her willingness to query me about my thoughts and ideas on the other side, and her execution of the final design is fantastic. Throughout the process, Luísa guided me through all t...
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Florian Schneider, May 2022

Luísa Dias
Thank you so much for your words, Florian! And thank you for such a great, detailed briefing. It was a pleasure working with you on this cover and I can’t wait to work with you again.

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Anca Mocan
Working with Luísa was perfect in every way! She understood the brief and delivered outstanding work right on schedule. I would work with her again in a heartbeat!

Anca Mocan, April 2022

Luísa Dias
This collaboration was a dream! Loved working on your cover, Anca.

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Toyin Sebastien Ajimati
Luísa was fantastic from beginning to the end of my requests for two book covers. She was efficient and inquisitive about what my visions for both book covers were while providing feedback. The visual insights of the book cover(s) as she was working on viable options was such a wonderful experience and she was able to change the layouts in a timely manner. She made the process extremely enjoyab...
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Toyin Sebastien Ajimati, April 2022

Luísa Dias
Thank you T.S. for your kind words. Really enjoyed working with you as well. Looking forward to working with you again soon!

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