Nicolae Negura

Nicolae Negura – Designer

I am a freelance illustrator and artist based in Lisbon, Portugal.

Overview

I am an illustrator and artist with a diverse range of creative skills. I completed a degree in graphic arts and a master's degree at The «George Enescu» National University of Arts from Iaşi, Romania, gaining extensive experience in areas such as advertising, print, editorial, urban art, press illustrations, and painting.

My work is characterized by strong, vivid colors and a rough ink trace reminiscent of vintage comics, conveying stories of people and the human experience, ranging from everyday life to dreams and emotions. It has been featured in various international publications, and I have been listed in Lürzer's Archive 200 Best Illustrators worldwide from 2016-2017.

The way I work is by providing 2-3 sketches to my clients, but in cases where the concept is already decided, just two drafts would suffice. After the client selects the preferred sketch, I make any final changes or requests to ensure clarity before starting with the final cover design.


bold, comic, classic, watercolors, illustration, artwork

Services
Non-Fiction
Art
Fiction
Fantasy Horror LGBTQ Fiction Poetry Romance Women's Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English
Awards
  • 2005 - Third Prize at the National Olympiad of Fine Arts (Iasi), section: traditional painting
  • 2007 - First prize for “Atelier BD” with the comic “Assommons les Pauvres” of Charles Baudelaire
  • 2008 - Third prize for the contest Pixel Upgrade Challenge of The 115 Art Gallery
  • 2012 - First Prize at ETIC Ilustra Caminhos contest
  • 2012 - Participation in Creative Allies website contest, to create art for Nelly Furtado - Spirit Indestructible
  • 2013 - Winner of Creative Allies Contest “Create Art for ALPINE band”
  • 2014 - The Award of Creative Allie of the year on Creative Allies website

Work experience

Cardiv Marketing

Feb, 2011 — Sep, 2011 (7 months)

Self-employed

Sep, 2010 — Present

Portfolio

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The Intended Soul

ALEX, C.B.

Written Remedies

Cover Design Illustration Typography
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The Flood: A Serial Murder Victim

Anthony, Andrew

Cover Design Illustration
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Untethered

Cohen, Kevin

Cover Design Illustration
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The Night Guard (Human Dregs Book 1)

Cardoso, Carlos

Cover Design Illustration
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We Sleep With Our Eyes Open

Lyons, Kienan

Cover Design Illustration Typography
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The Kindler: Camp Kindred Book 1

Enfire, Russ

Cover Design Illustration
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The Starving Planet: A Climate Fiction Thriller

Page, Jacob

Jacob Page Books

Cover Design
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A Narrative in Flux

Spenzich, Cori H.

Illustration Book Interior Design
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THE MELLIFICATION

Buchbinder, Nat

Cover Design Illustration
Cover Design Illustration
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Danthology 2022

Kirshtein, Dan

Cover Design Illustration
Cover Design Illustration
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Rush Airport

Falloon, Jason

Cover Design Illustration
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Orgy at the STD Clinic

Townsend, Johnny

Cover Design Illustration
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Queer Quilting: Patchwork Designs for Gay Men

Townsend, Johnny

Cover Design Illustration
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Long Lost Log: Diary of a Virgin Sailor

Chapman Pincher, Michael

Illustration Book Interior Design
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Recluse

Rogers, Vince

Cover Design Illustration
The Office King

Haim Wortman

Kenneth King is a retired pilot and newly minted lawyer. A recent promotion cemented his position as office lead for a subsidiary belonging to an aerospace defense behemoth. At a meeting arran... read more
Cover Design Illustration
La colección Clásicos Alfaguara, que cuenta con las mejores y más conocidas obras de Roald Dahl (Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate, Matilda y Las brujas) y de Michael Ende (Momo y La historia ... read more
Illustration
Illustration
O importante é o processo. A batalha pelo devido processo legal é mais importante do que o combate à corrupção; e o destino das "sociedades do contraditório" depende desta opção. É este o argu... read more
Cover Design Illustration
O leitor deste livro é confrontado com uma despistagem clínica feita sobre uma série de conceitos: prova, evidência, convicção, crença, adesão, expectativa, decisão, verdade, processo. E refor... read more
Cover Design Illustration
The Illustrated Tales of Yazh

Mike Yachnik and 12 international illustrators

The fifteenth century was not known for good plumbing or iPods. What they got right, however, was the illuminated manuscript. Often many worked under the guidance of one to create a unified wh... read more
Illustration
“A complex, ambitious, hilarious, explicitly sexy, and utterly relevant social novel that can stand toe to toe with the best of the genre. ”--The Ministry of Graphik InformationWhat happens wh... read more
Cover Design Illustration
Searching for Sky

Jillian Cantor

River means everything to Sky. They have lived alone together on Island for as long as they can remember. The two of them hunt for food, wash in Falls and curl up together in Shelter. Their li... read more
Illustration

Nicolae has 34 reviews

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Johnny T.

Johnny T.

Apr, 2024

This is the third book cover Nicolae has done for me. They're all wonderful.
Alex C.

Alex C.

Apr, 2024

Nicolae produced a book cover for me that exceeded my expectations. He included all the elements of my brief and made them better. Not only is the art gorgeous, but he was very accommodating with all my requests and had super quick turnaround. I would highly recommend!
Juliana E.

Juliana E.

Feb, 2024

I keep hiring him so it must mean he's wonderful. I cant say enough great things. Reliable, fees are extremely fair, and he's talented.
Russ E.

Russ E.

Jan, 2024

This was my first time commissioning a book cover and I'm so happy that I was able to collaborate with Nicholae. He listened to the specifics of my request, communicated with me, and sent me multiple layouts and options to choose from. I love the cover he produced, and I hope to work with him again on future projects.
Juliana E.

Juliana E.

Nov, 2023

He is talented and wonderful to work with. I will be hiring him again immediately. He is fantastic.

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