Luísa Dias

Luísa Dias – Designer

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


Hi, I’m Luísa! For over 7 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!


Cover for Goddess Of Filth featured in Oprah Daily:

'Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Speculative Fiction from Latinx Authors' (Oct. 2022)

African American Fiction Contemporary Fiction Horror Literary Fiction Psychological Thriller Short Story Women's Fiction
  • MA in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor in Communication & Culture

Work experience


Jan, 2016 — Present

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

Astra House

Nov, 2023 — Present

● Book cover design for 'REINBOU' - Out March 2024 (AD: Rodrigo Corral Studio)

Creature Publishing

Sep, 2020 — Present

● Full book cover design for 'MINE - A Body Horror Anthology' - Out Dec. 2022
● Full book cover design for V. Castro's anthology 'Out of Aztlan' - Out Dec. 2022
● Full book cover design for V. Castro's 'Goddess Of Filth' (nominated for the Bram Stoker Awards 2021 in 'Superior Achievement in Long Fiction')


Aug, 2018 — Present

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.

Luísa has 20 reviews





Carmi H.

Carmi H.

Sep, 2023

Luísa worked on both the cover and interior design of my debut novel. She has exceeded my expectations and really brought my book to life. She went above and beyond to help me address anything I was unsure of and helped me understand the nuances of book covers and interiors. She was always responsive and very supportive. A lovely person to work with, and I would happily work with her again on f...
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Steven W.

Steven W.

Sep, 2023

Luísa is not only a wonderfully talented artist and designer, she is a fantastic collaborator as well. She listened to my thoughts on the aesthetic that I was after and turned around three designs that absolutely nailed the vibe. Communication was quick and detailed. I look forward to working with Luísa on other projects.
Kelly G.

Kelly G.

Aug, 2023

Luisa's work is beautiful and her patience is endless. She is a pleasure to work with.
Jon S.

Jon S.

Aug, 2023

Luísa responded to my proposal with such a thorough and detailed outline of her method that I knew my book would be in good hands. When all was said and done she delivered exactly as she promised, starting with a few brilliant and thoughtful concepts that proved to me how well she understood my vision, and working with me along the way in kindness to fine-tune the design elements, never making ...
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Angie C.

Angie C.

Aug, 2023

Luísa was amazing to work with! She created a beautiful and unique cover for me that exceeded my expectations and vision. I also had her create some social media marketing assets around the cover design and they turned out so cool! I would highly recommend hiring Luísa and will definitely be having her design the cover for my next book!
Luísa D.
Thank you so so much, Angie! This was one of my favorite covers to work on and it was so great working with you. Can't wait to collaborate with you again!

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