Nejc Planinšek

Nejc Planinšek – Designer

Award-winning designer with over 10 years of experience in creating captivating thriller, mystery, and horror book covers.


Hi! I’m Nejc and I’m an award-winning graphic designer with over 10 years of experience in designing book covers, album covers, marketing and branding.

I have worked as a designer and illustrator for publishing houses, advertising agencies and tech companies where I had the opportunity to work for clients such as Braun, Spotify, NBCU, and Bloomberg.

As an author of several musical albums, short films and novellas, I know just how meaningful and powerful a well-designed cover can be, and it is my personal belief that every good book deserves an even better cover.

Feel free to reach out and contact me if you would like:

- A bespoke, marketable & eye-catching cover.

- Custom typography for your book.

- Technical support for self-publishers & first-time authors.

- Long-term support (for cover print adjustments) after project completion.

- A collaboration that is on time and on budget.

If you have any question or would like to discuss anything in more detail, please don’t hesitate to reach out! I am happy to help.

Action & Adventure Dystopian Historical Romance Horror Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime
Design Music
  • Awarded the Silver Plaque by TAM-TAM for Best Poster Design
  • GCC - Art Theory
  • Adobe Certified Professional

Work experience


Jun, 2020 — Present

Art direction, design, and illustration of book covers, album art, and film posters for a diverse range of clients, ranging from self-published authors to international publishing companies such as London Sync.


Nov, 2018 — May, 2020 (over 1 year)

Designer at a fast paced ad tech company. Led the design and technical production process of producing the programmatic ad campaign for Braun, Spotify, Audi, Pantene, Colgate, NBCU, and Bloomberg.


Jun, 2013 — Sep, 2018 (over 5 years)

Designer at a design agency, where I had the opportunity work on numerous web design, brand identity and print projects.


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Nejc has 12 reviews





Sam B.

Sam B.

Mar, 2024

There aren't enough superlatives. Nejc exceeded my expectations on every point surveyed. But most important was the sense of ownership he had for my project. He took time to understand the story and used his abundant talent to compellingly portray that story on the cover. And he was patient with this first-time book author.
Nejc P.
Sam, the pleasure was all mine really! I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and seeing the project go from a rough draft to a finished project was such a joy. Looking forward to working with you a...
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Conor M.

Conor M.

Feb, 2024

Fantastic collaboration with Nejc. He delivered an exceptional cover for my book that was everything I was hoping it would be. He was professional all the way, asking for my thoughts every step and offering multiple options for the direction of the design.
Nejc P.
Thank you Conor! Our collaboration was a joy to work on. Looking forward to working with you again in the future.
L.C. L.

L.C. L.

Dec, 2023

I had the difficult task of replacing a designer in the middle of a series. Nejc didn't just fill in... He did something amazing! His questions were thoughtful, his dedication to creating something similar to what came before but still new and undeniably his was astounding, and he went above and beyond to make sure it was what I wanted and fit perfectly with the existing covers. I could not pos...
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Nejc P.
Thank you so much for leaving such a thoughtful review, L.C.! I loved the challenge of creating something fresh within the series already established style. The pleasure was all mine, really. Looki...
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Alec W.

Alec W.

Nov, 2023

The experience was very smooth and i had no problems while asking for a cover. I was very pleased with the final result and will consider Nejc for future projects.
Nejc P.
Thank you, Alec! It was a joy working with you as well. Looking forward to our future projects.
Matthew T.

Matthew T.

Nov, 2023

I highly recommend Nejc in all respects. He was quick with his work and responsive and helpful with answers to my questions.
Nejc P.
Thank you for your kind words Matthew! Working with you has been nothing but a pleasure from start to finish.

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