Ana Cruz is a book cover designer and artist from Portugal, Europe.
The artist has 15 years experience and professional expertise in book cover artwork & CD cover artwork.
Ana started completely self-taught, driven by her immense passion for the arts.
The will to learn with discipline, Ana meanwhile got a degree in Graphic Design and Arts, in order to enlarge her areas of expertise and also, to refine her artistic vision and general skills.
She currently devotes her full time to work as a professional cover designer, working for Publishing Companies, Indie Authors and music bands / labels.
In her personal art, Ana always aims to achieve a mixture of dark fantasy and dramatic romance, occasionally with a surreal twist, always portraying the beauty of darkness, in order to make it appealing and alluring. Her art captures the deepest secrets of human souls, secret realms and dream worlds, always with a dramatic story behind every scenery. A story which someone can always relate to.
Selected clients (Indie not included): Penguin Random House, Scholastic, Harper Collins, Ravensburger, Korsch Verlag, Difference Music, Zoltan Entertainment, Hardice Management, Insomniac Productions, BrainTicket Records, F.X. Schmid, Open Field, Ink Monster, Simms Books, Pants On Fire Press, Monster House Books, among many others.
"Ana Cruz has just finished her 3rd cover for me, and I cannot say enough about her artistic skills and professionalism. This talented lady is such a dream to work with! She puts up with my perfectionism and is patient with every one of my nit-picky changes. She has the magical ability to see the vision in my head and replicate it on her computer. Every single cover she designs is a breathtaking work of art! I feel so blessed to have found her."
"Ana is one of the most talented people I have ever come across. Not only is her art some of the best out there in the world (and I've searched far and wide!) but she is also incredible to work with in terms of her integrity, character, communication and her care and diligence. I could not recommend her art or HER as a person to work with more. Seriously. I am so glad that I stumbled across her work, and if you are considering hiring her, I would highly recommend you do."
- Belle Dodds, personal commission client
"She is a talented amazing artist and she made my book come to life by creating the book cover that I had in mind. I absolutely love it!! Would recommend 100%."
- Madeline Fay, author
"I've gone to Ana Cruz for two covers, and I've walked away both times as happy as can be. Ana understands the ugly truth about publishing, covers do sell books. Throughout the entire process, Ana professionally walked me through any wants I might have, humbly adding her creative ideas to compliment my vision. Don't just take my word for it. Try her out yourself. Ana's rates are competitive for the wonderful art she's mastered."
- Justin Alcala, author
"I absolutely cannot recommend Ana enough!
Currently I have 6 of her covers (2 premade and 4 custom) and literally every time I’ve worked with her it has been an amazing experience.
The first custom cover I booked with her was after I had been burned by another cover artist and was nervous about working with someone again. She was amazing. She listened to everything I told her about the book and brainstormed some ideas with me which were perfect. She checks with you throughout the process to make sure you like everything since revisions are harder the further along it gets. I don’t mind that. I like the regular updates.
Every cover I’ve gotten from her has been stunning and I have more booked with her. The quality is astounding every time. "
- Madeline L. Stout, author
"The only professional artist that is able to understand what a client really wants ! Great communication!"
- Ricardo Barbosa, Norsigma.com
"Very professional and high quality artist! Highly recommended!"
- Liliana Pedro, Norsigma.com
"Ana Cruz is a talented artist dedicated to meeting customer art needs. She completed a high quality book cover in a short time frame. She is professional and friendly to work with."
- Chris W Lee, author
"Ana not only took care of every little detail, but also made the entire experience extremely comfortable! It was by far my favorite experience with a cover artist and the quality of work is unbeatable! Beyond recommended!"
- Kassie Cox, author
"Working with Ana has not only been a pleasure, it's been an exciting experience. Since the beginning she knew exactly what I wanted. It was almost like she saw my vision before I even knew what it looked like. I can't say enough good things about my experience. My covers are so on brand with my genre, that I'm confident they will help my launches be successful. I will definitely be recommending her to all of my author friends!"
- A.C. Wilds, author
"Ana is great to work with. I bought a premade and we we added two customs and I couldn’t be happier with my covers. Ana was super communicative, quick, and the attention to detail is top-class - the covers are stunning. Fantastic designer and I can’t wait to work on more covers together!"
- Kym Thurlow, author