Ninai Freitas

Ninai Freitas - Designer

Lisbon, Portugal

Designer & illustrator from Lisbon. I specialise in book covers for literary and women's fiction as well as children's illustrations.

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I'm a Portuguese book cover designer with 8 year experience. I have designed covers and interiors for picture books, novels, literary fiction, non-fiction and educational titles, to name a few.

Clients include most of the renowned Portuguese publishers such as LeYa, Topseller, Vogais, Booksmile, Nascente, Esfera dos Livros, Marcador and many independents.

During the process of creating a cover, I'm always keen on detail, suitable imagery and well chosen typography. Not only do I use conventional and digital media in my illustrations but I also create hand-drawn illustrations for the covers. As my working method, I've learned quickly to adapt and create different styles to ensure I perfectly present your genre and consider your target market too.

Regarding feedback with clients, I'm want to make sure that is a smooth process for both of us so we can be happy with the project we are working together. I'm always open to feedback and I'm easy going.

I believe that good stories should always be shared. What I most enjoy in this process is to create a face, a personality for the book covers that enhance the experience of the readers.

Let's create something together :)

Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Works with


  • BA Communication Design – Faculty of Fine Arts Lisbon
  • UX/UI Design — EDIT, Lisbon
  • Academy of Communication Design — FLAG, Lisbon
  • IELTS Certification — 7.5


  • BIISA Amarante Illustrations 2017 — Finalist

Work experience

Senior Graphic Designer

May, 2018 – Present (almost 5 years)

Skills: Print Design · Design Research · Illustration · Typography · Textile Design

Book Cover Designer

Book Cover Service
January, 2015 – Present (about 8 years)

Graphic Design

20|20 Editora
July, 2012 – December, 2014 (over 2 years)

I was responsible for designing marketing campaings, books fairs and social media events and posts.

Portfolio (28 selected works)

Chama-me (Portuguese Edition)

J. Kenner, J. Kenner

História Não Oficial de Portugal (Portuguese Edition)

Luís Almeida Martins, Luís Almeida Martins

Salazar - O Fim e a Morte (Portuguese Edition)

Eduardo Coelho e António Macieira Coelho

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