Nuno Moreira

Nuno Moreira - Designer

Lisbon, Portugal

Book cover / interior designer with over 15 years experience in print and a particular passion for books.

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Overview

I'm an art director/designer based in Lisbon, offering creative services in Book / Editorial design for a variety of publishers, small presses, and independent authors all over the world.
At my studio, we believe every book is different and should be addressed in a precise manner.
Our approach to book design is very instinctive and enriched by strong communication with our clients.
Every project has different needs and may require the use of different materials or visual approaches (manually or digitally executed) ; always striving for the most enticing end results.
All covers are conceived after reading a manuscript and based on original artwork.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Classics
Horror
Mystery & Crime
Poetry
Science Fiction
Short Story

Certifications

  • Fine Arts
  • Cinema
  • Graphic Design

Awards

  • AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers nomination

Work experience

Director and Founder

Self-employed
July, 2007 – Present (almost 14 years)

NM Design is a Lisbon-based studio offering creative services in Book/Editorial Design, Illustration and Photography publishers and independent authors worldwide.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

The Carp Castle

MacDonald Harris

A sly, sexy, and profoundly haunting work, The Carp Castle is the story of a disparate group of strangers adrift and confused in the decade after the First World War. These haunted men and broken women find themselves bound together by an ineffable force: the seductive spell cast by a mysterious woman named Moira--one part mystic, one part cult leader, one part prophet.The Carp Castle introduc... read more

A sly, sexy, and profoundly haunting work, The Carp Castle is the story of a disparate group of strangers adrift and confused in the decade after the First World War. These haunted men and broken women find themselves bound together by an ineffable force: the seductive spell cast by a mysterious woman named Moira--one part mystic, one part cult leader, one part prophet.The Carp Castle introduc... read more

Yukiko

MacDonald Harris

Wounded Prey (Farrell and Kearns Thriller Book 1)

Sean Lynch

"A visceral and heart-wrenching cross between NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and SILENCE of the LAMBS."-Bestselling author Emlyn Rees“Wounded Prey is a non-stop thrill ride of a book. Unrelenting, brutal, scary, and at times skin-crawling in its depiction of atrocious crimes. And yet it is also funny, warming and believable.”– Tony HealeyIT'S TIME TO FINISH WHAT HE STARTED…A young girl is snatched fro... read more

"A visceral and heart-wrenching cross between NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and SILENCE of the LAMBS."-Bestselling author Emlyn Rees“Wounded Prey is a non-stop thrill ride of a book. Unrelenting, brutal, scary, and at times skin-crawling in its depiction of atrocious crimes. And yet it is also funny, warming and believable.”– Tony HealeyIT'S TIME TO FINISH WHAT HE STARTED…A young girl is snatched fro... read more

Dishrags to Dirtbags

Brooke Santina

When Beth Dolinsky's military husband returns from deployment with post-traumatic stress and gambles all their money away, this mousy, church-going housewife and mother of twin boys has to take matters into her own hands. Against the advice of friends and family, 40-year-old Beth applies to become a deputy sheriff and embarks on the toughest journey of her life. Now, Recruit Dolinsky finds her... read more

When Beth Dolinsky's military husband returns from deployment with post-traumatic stress and gambles all their money away, this mousy, church-going housewife and mother of twin boys has to take matters into her own hands. Against the advice of friends and family, 40-year-old Beth applies to become a deputy sheriff and embarks on the toughest journey of her life. Now, Recruit Dolinsky finds her... read more

Lessons From An Evil Mind (Archangelous Series) (Volume 1)

Shawna Stewart

Lue sits in the middle of the floor. Her hands tucked beneath her, her eyes closed and her head, faced down. The evil that haunts her is there and she knows she must sit completely still and await the punishment that is coming next. The room goes silent, with only sounds of his foot steps as he comes closer. Every part of body screams “RUN”, but she knows she does not dare. She must sit silent... read more

Lue sits in the middle of the floor. Her hands tucked beneath her, her eyes closed and her head, faced down. The evil that haunts her is there and she knows she must sit completely still and await the punishment that is coming next. The room goes silent, with only sounds of his foot steps as he comes closer. Every part of body screams “RUN”, but she knows she does not dare. She must sit silent... read more

World of Vacancy

Charles Schmidt

Welcome to the sun-tortured streets of Arizona, a place where the darkest secrets get snagged on barbed wire and justice is as deadly as it is patient, a place where something supernatural is afoot and redemption comes at a bloody price. Terrified people are making startling confessions to Hack, a complete stranger, and are never seen again. A crew of hardened criminals preys upon those who pr... read more

Welcome to the sun-tortured streets of Arizona, a place where the darkest secrets get snagged on barbed wire and justice is as deadly as it is patient, a place where something supernatural is afoot and redemption comes at a bloody price. Terrified people are making startling confessions to Hack, a complete stranger, and are never seen again. A crew of hardened criminals preys upon those who pr... read more

Cytomegalovirus: A Hospitalization Diary (Forms of Living)

Hervé Guibert

By the time of his death, Herve Guibert had become a singular literary voice on the impact of AIDS in France. He was prolific. His oeuvre contained some twenty novels, including To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life and The Compassion Protocol. He was thirty-six years old. In Cytomegalovirus, Guibert offers an autobiographical narrative of the everyday moments of his hospitalization because o... read more

By the time of his death, Herve Guibert had become a singular literary voice on the impact of AIDS in France. He was prolific. His oeuvre contained some twenty novels, including To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life and The Compassion Protocol. He was thirty-six years old. In Cytomegalovirus, Guibert offers an autobiographical narrative of the everyday moments of his hospitalization because o... read more

Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe

Lori Jakiela

Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe is a book about mapping lives--the lives we are born with and the lives we are allowed to make for ourselves. Belief is part adoption narrative and part meditation on family, motherhood, nature vs. nurture, and what it means to make our own authentic human connections. Belief extends the possibilities of creative nonfiction at a time when many people are ... read more

Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe is a book about mapping lives--the lives we are born with and the lives we are allowed to make for ourselves. Belief is part adoption narrative and part meditation on family, motherhood, nature vs. nurture, and what it means to make our own authentic human connections. Belief extends the possibilities of creative nonfiction at a time when many people are ... read more

The Secret of Angat

Esme Vos

March 1945. The Japanese Imperial Army is retreating from Manila to the northern provinces of the Philippines. Lieutenant Takeji Nakamura and the men of the 15th Engineer Regiment have been ordered to repair a bridge at Angat, a remote village surrounded by dense jungle, to hasten the withdrawal of the Japanese forces. If Lieutenant Nakamura and his men don’t complete the bridge on time, thous... read more

March 1945. The Japanese Imperial Army is retreating from Manila to the northern provinces of the Philippines. Lieutenant Takeji Nakamura and the men of the 15th Engineer Regiment have been ordered to repair a bridge at Angat, a remote village surrounded by dense jungle, to hasten the withdrawal of the Japanese forces. If Lieutenant Nakamura and his men don’t complete the bridge on time, thous... read more

Delilah, My Woman

M. F. Sullivan

A literary novel in the style of Nabokov, DELILAH, MY WOMAN follows Richard Vasko, a troubled artist whose pursuit of fulfillment unravels down a depraved and bloody path. Obsessed by two women and the morphing vision of his masterpiece, Richard's quest for perfection devolves into a struggle against the impermanence of being he is so thrilled to inflict upon others. A tragic exploration of th... read more

A literary novel in the style of Nabokov, DELILAH, MY WOMAN follows Richard Vasko, a troubled artist whose pursuit of fulfillment unravels down a depraved and bloody path. Obsessed by two women and the morphing vision of his masterpiece, Richard's quest for perfection devolves into a struggle against the impermanence of being he is so thrilled to inflict upon others. A tragic exploration of th... read more

TV in the Head

Kevin Tao Mohs

In the near future Personal Entertainment Devices (PEDs) are surgically implanted in infants soon after birth, creating a society consumed by the programs and messages being sent directly into their minds by the Personal Vision Corporation. On a hot summer’s night, an addict known as a PEDhead is murdered while breaking into the home of one of the corporation’s executives. Vision Enforcement A... read more

In the near future Personal Entertainment Devices (PEDs) are surgically implanted in infants soon after birth, creating a society consumed by the programs and messages being sent directly into their minds by the Personal Vision Corporation. On a hot summer’s night, an addict known as a PEDhead is murdered while breaking into the home of one of the corporation’s executives. Vision Enforcement A... read more

Unlocking the Schoolhouse Door: Essays on the Misunderstandings of Public Education

Larry White

You wouldn’t go to your doctor’s office and advise him on running his practice, or propose reforms for how a CEO ought to run his company. Yet every day, your neighbors, politicians, and business owners complain about the failure of schools and call for change without ever setting foot in them. Criticism abounds regarding what schools are doing (and how they’re doing it wrong).In Unlocking the... read more

You wouldn’t go to your doctor’s office and advise him on running his practice, or propose reforms for how a CEO ought to run his company. Yet every day, your neighbors, politicians, and business owners complain about the failure of schools and call for change without ever setting foot in them. Criticism abounds regarding what schools are doing (and how they’re doing it wrong).In Unlocking the... read more

The Journey: A Dark Victorian Crime Novel (Anna Kronberg Mysteries Book 4)

Annelie Wendeberg

Book 4 in the award-winning Anna Kronberg series."Kronberg is a wonderful character, prickly, independent, analytical, intelligent..." A Bibliophile's ReverieWhat would you do if your darkest nightmare came true?For Anna Kronberg, time is running out. Hunted by an assassin, she has to find the true motivation behind her dead husband’s plan to create weapons for germ warfare. Bit by bit, she an... read more

Book 4 in the award-winning Anna Kronberg series."Kronberg is a wonderful character, prickly, independent, analytical, intelligent..." A Bibliophile's ReverieWhat would you do if your darkest nightmare came true?For Anna Kronberg, time is running out. Hunted by an assassin, she has to find the true motivation behind her dead husband’s plan to create weapons for germ warfare. Bit by bit, she an... read more

The Potency!

Ben Garrido

In a world turned upside down by the God of Potency's prancing dickishness – Queen Elizabeth II in orbit, the Dalai Lama partially digested – two heroes set out to restore natural order, overcome crippling dandruff and escape the pull of the Mongolian Illuminati. Chul, a self-righteous South Korean salaryman, vows to find and consume the vaunted Twinkie of Destiny, achieve 15 minutes of earthl... read more

In a world turned upside down by the God of Potency's prancing dickishness – Queen Elizabeth II in orbit, the Dalai Lama partially digested – two heroes set out to restore natural order, overcome crippling dandruff and escape the pull of the Mongolian Illuminati. Chul, a self-righteous South Korean salaryman, vows to find and consume the vaunted Twinkie of Destiny, achieve 15 minutes of earthl... read more

Bless the Child

Cathy Cash Spellman

Maggie O'Connor is a forty-two-year-old grandmother. She is also about to do battle with Satan... she just doesn't know it yet. Bless the Child What if your drug-addicted daughter left a newborn baby on your doorstep and disappeared? What if she came back three years later and took the child you love into a satanic cult? And, what if that child turned out to be mankind's last hope in the war b... read more

Maggie O'Connor is a forty-two-year-old grandmother. She is also about to do battle with Satan... she just doesn't know it yet. Bless the Child What if your drug-addicted daughter left a newborn baby on your doorstep and disappeared? What if she came back three years later and took the child you love into a satanic cult? And, what if that child turned out to be mankind's last hope in the war b... read more

The Perfect Culture

Brent Robins

Thomas Gephardt is a world traveler. Or at least he would like to be one. Determined to leave the confines of his sheltered upbringing in the United States, he voyages to France to expand his horizons. He spends three months with a French family in Bordeaux, working in a local hotel. Inspired by these experiences, Thomas has plans to continue traveling. However, a romantic interest in Paris-an... read more

Thomas Gephardt is a world traveler. Or at least he would like to be one. Determined to leave the confines of his sheltered upbringing in the United States, he voyages to France to expand his horizons. He spends three months with a French family in Bordeaux, working in a local hotel. Inspired by these experiences, Thomas has plans to continue traveling. However, a romantic interest in Paris-an... read more

Nuno has 22 reviews

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Juliet Young
A massive disappointment and loss of money. I hired Nuno on the basis of the beautiful artwork in his portfolio. The design-concepts that he sent me had no resemblance whatsoever to that beautiful artwork or to my suggestions, sketches, colors and clear requests that I had sent him. After reading a portion (maybe just the Introduction only) of my memoir, he described it as "tragic and transien...
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Juliet Young, April 2021


James Tarr
Nuno was great and easy to work with - I did not think that I would be lucky enough to have someone as invested in the success of my first novel. Nuno reads your work, digests it, and is able to tap into something that captures the essence of the work. I would work again with him in a heartbeat.

James Tarr, April 2021


Leeza von Alpen
Nuno was absolutely incredible to work with. He was highly communicative, accomodating, creative, flexible, met all of our deadlines well in advance and friendly. His art and designing skills alone are impressive, and Nuno worked hard to meet my particular creative vision for my book, but his professionalism and helpful attitude is also a breath of fresh air. I would fully recommend him to anyb...
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Leeza von Alpen, April 2021


Meagan Voulo
Nuno provided me with three outstanding options for my initial cover design. He then spent time reworking the design I liked best to ensure that it was up to the highest standards. I'm so happy with the way my book came out, and I couldn't have done it without Nuno!

Meagan Voulo, April 2021


Zuzanna Szostak
Nuno is very professional and our collaboration has been as smooth as one can imagine. The whole process has been an amazing experience. Highly recommend!

Zuzanna Szostak, March 2021

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