The Hiriculan Imposition
Create a book cover for an outstanding, breathtaking novel that takes place in the Sahara desert!
Ellie B
Mirai by Dennis Maier
Immurement by Norma Hinkens
Cover Design for an award-winning novelist!
Teenage girl in search of her father, an Elven Prince who lives in the forest behind her home.
Ella James



Member since: February 22, 2008
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"This is the second job I've done with Alexandre, "Portugal." This time I didn't do the contest--I knew I wanted Alexandre to do my second cover. He did not disappoint--it is exactly what I asked for and once again he used his expertise and creative ey..."
Profile pictureTheresalorella reviewed about 6 years ago
"I started a contest for an "eye-catching design for a mystery/romance thriller". Portugal provided a beautiful design, which I immediately liked. He is very creative, works very professionally and has good ideas and at the same time he realizes the idea..."
Profile picturekadiz reviewed about 7 years ago
"Very patient and quality work! "
Anonymous client reviewed about 7 years ago
"A very responsive and talented graphic designer. The experience was very positive and I recommend this artist wholeheartedly. "
Profile picturemartinewm reviewed over 7 years ago
"Portugal was easy to work with, was incredibly responsive, and paid very close attention to the attributes I had been considering. He took my vision and converted it into a mature reality that exceeded my expectations. He also provided ongoing assista..."
Anonymous client reviewed over 7 years ago
"What an amazing design and wonderful experience! Responsive and extremely high quality! If you get the chance, working with Alexandre is worth every single penny!"
Profile picturelouis.jonathan.fernandez reviewed almost 8 years ago
"Excellent experience, far easier than I expected and designer did a first class job. Really captured what I was looking for and bought my book character to life. Top job."
Profile picturenigel.crawley reviewed about 8 years ago
"Will definitely be coming back for more..."
Anonymous client reviewed about 8 years ago
"Alexandre stood out from the very beginning of the contest, not only because of his incredible design talent, but also because of his uncanny ability to hone in on the crux of the story and capture it in his design. He is meticulous, responsive, timely,..."
Profile picturenormahinkens reviewed about 8 years ago
"Excellent design. Portugal is talented, responsive, and worked hard to get the design just right."
Profile pictureshooter1usmc reviewed about 8 years ago
"I was delighted to work with Portugal (Alexandre) on my book cover design. It was a fierce contest with more than 130 cover entries. Alexandre was responsive to my input and each change he made brought the cover closer to what I wanted. I feel I ..."
Profile pictureLauniere & Hopf reviewed about 8 years ago
"Very talented designer, polite and gracious, quickly made any requested changes to the design. Excellent communication. Wonderful to work with! Very, very highly recommended."
Profile pictureFinleyAaron reviewed about 8 years ago
"Portugal was instrumental in bringing my cover design into fruition. He was patient with me and my one million ideas. He made all the little tweaks to the design that really make it stand out without me having to direct him. He is a top notch designer..."
Profile pictureHanadofo reviewed about 8 years ago
"Alexandre Your design for my book cover was absolutely amazing. You were able to capture my vision for "industrial" meets "romance" in a fantastic design. You exhibited the upmost professionalism during the contest. But it was your ability to underst..."
Profile pictureLogan Carrington reviewed about 8 years ago
"Portugal is a true professional and has amazing creativity. His ability to grasp what I wanted in a book cover design surpassed my wildest imagination. I would definitely use Portugal again and highly recommend him to others."
Profile pictureLogan Carrington reviewed about 8 years ago
"I was extremely impressed with Portugal's ability to provide a variety of impressive interpretations of the concept I provided for the project. He was able to work with feedback, make appropriate changes, and still deliver a professional, composed cover..."
Profile pictureaaron.safronoff reviewed about 8 years ago
"Great designer and very patient to give me exactly what I wanted. Thanks again Alex you are amazing!"
Profile pictureWriternme3 reviewed about 8 years ago
"Great understanding of our particular need, very creative, extremely responsive and courteous. A professional I would like to work with again."
Profile pictureAnders T Bjorvand reviewed about 8 years ago
"Fantastic designs! Perfectly accommodated our requests for changes. Very prompt with communications. A complete pleasure to work with!"
Profile picturegreg y reviewed about 8 years ago
"A true professional! Almost had this design in one try! Awesome!"
Anonymous client reviewed about 8 years ago
"One of the few designers to truly understand what I really wanted. His FIRST design caught my eye, and after a few changes, it was done. Great professional, extremely talented, and I'm inviting him to other projects really soon."
Profile picturecalixtoafiune reviewed about 8 years ago
"Excellent designer. Formal, always attentive to the suggestions. He prepared an original idea and later, agreed with my indications, he reached to a magnificent design. A pleasure tworking with him. Highly recommended"
Profile picturephilichess reviewed about 8 years ago
""Portugal" (Alexandre) has been wonderful to work with. He has responded to every comment, every request I've made. He submitted so many design variations, it was very difficult to choose just one. He does beautiful work. This is my first book, but the..."
Profile pictureclairefogel reviewed about 8 years ago
"I have worked with Portugal on three projects where he has been the winner. He is a very talented and professional designer and I look forward to working with him again."
Anonymous client reviewed about 8 years ago
"Alexandre showed strong interest in our project right up from the beginning. He requested detailed information about our ideas and then created a variety of designs, each of them presenting a very creative interpretation of our ideas. Artistically excel..."
Anonymous client reviewed about 8 years ago
"Alexandre designed an eye-catching and original cover for both print and e-book for my science fiction novel. Very satisfied!"
Profile picturekenneth.marshall365 reviewed about 8 years ago
"Alexandre is a real wizard of design! My dream of a breathtaking cover for my novel - he made it true! He's got a vision and a brillant sense of taste, he knows how to put things together, he is open for every suggestion and he's working very fast. It w..."
Profile pictureRichard Mackenrodt reviewed about 8 years ago
"He made a proposal, we said "wow" - and the contest was finished! Absolutely professional with a sense for aesthetics - and a very nice and cooperative person."
Profile pictureJutta Ahrens reviewed about 8 years ago
"Alexendre is a true professional. Throughout the whole process his tireless energy and commitment to the task enabled me to keep shaping the requirements and progress to a fantastic end result. He has the ability to visualise designs creatively, yet kee..."
Profile picturemathbuk reviewed about 8 years ago
""I had a wonderful working relationship with Portugal. We started out with just a background designed by Portugal I liked, which developed into our final selection after many discussions. Portugal always responded to my request and made many suggestion..."
Profile pictureSugimoto1 reviewed about 8 years ago
"Portugal is a designer willing to go above and beyond to get the job done. His professionalism makes him stand out from the crowd. I look forward to working with him again."
Profile pictureEndpapers Press reviewed about 8 years ago
"Portugal (Alexandre Rito) did an excellent job on the cover for the memoir "Now Hear This." Not only was the design and styling excellent, but his responsiveness to making changes was evidence of his total professionalism and caring. I will definitely u..."
Profile picturegeodesic reviewed about 8 years ago
"Portugal was amazing to work with! He was highly responsive to my requests and ideas, was prompt with feedback and revisions, grasped my vision and took it to new and better heights. I would highly recommend Portugal and would welcome the chance to wo..."
Profile pictureOkelberries reviewed about 8 years ago
"Portugal did an outstanding job with my book cover design project. He worked with me, improving his designs with my feedback, which resulted in an striking cover that exceeded my expectations. "
Profile pictureFrank Poltenson reviewed about 8 years ago
" “ It was a pleasure working with Portugal. I admire his professionalism and his creative style. He knew from the beginning what exactly I had in mind. I also want to thank him for being so patient and responsive in any request I had. I am anxious to wo..."
Profile picturedeception woman reviewed about 8 years ago
"Portugal did a very good job of capturing the essence of what I was asking for. I had a lot of really wonderful designs submitted by number of people. Portugal was a favorite of a number of folks that I surveyed about my different designs. In particular..."
Profile pictureJT Gregg reviewed about 8 years ago
"I recently held a design contest at 99designs.com to get a cover for my debut thriller, CRAMDOWN:MASSACRE. I was a bit hesitant about using crowdsourcing to design my first book's cover but after working with Alexandre Rito AKA "Portugal," I'm totally s..."
Profile pictureStevew.windsor reviewed about 8 years ago
"Working with Alexandre (Portugal) was a real pleasure. The designs were original and creative and no changes, however small and picky, were too much - going out of the way to produce the perfect book cover for me. Everyone I have shown it to has been bl..."
Profile pictureDarren21225 reviewed about 8 years ago
"A very good cooperation. Thank you!"
Anonymous client reviewed about 8 years ago
"Portugal is a mind-reader! I gave him some basic ideas and he came back with several strong submissions. Then we centered on a particular photograph, and he came back with several strong submissions, with different fonts, colors and textures until we de..."
Profile pictureJpepperbryars reviewed about 8 years ago
" There are designers and then there is Alexandre. The man is a wizard! I started the contest with only a vague idea of what I wanted. Alexandre took my book blurb and the design brief and turned it into something that far exceeded my expectations. ..."
Profile pictureK. Francis Ryan reviewed about 8 years ago
"What I loved about Portugal's design was he read the brief and work to that. I wanted Chagall's colours and he delivered. Nothing was too hard for him. He went the extra yards and delivered a superior product. The concept of 99designs is brilliant. I li..."
Anonymous client reviewed about 8 years ago
"I can't begin to give enough praise for Portugal (Alexandre) and the work he did for me on my cover. First of all, the cover is beautiful--exactly what I asked for and then some. Second of all, I was really particular and asked for a fair number of ch..."
Profile pictureTheresalorella reviewed about 8 years ago
"Alexandre was great to work with; a true professional. He made everything very easy. The best part was that he brought a lot of fresh, creative perspective to the project. Thank you, Alexandre!"
Profile pictureDoughertybooks reviewed about 8 years ago
"Great Designer. Gave me several ideas and honed his design to match my vision."
Anonymous client reviewed about 8 years ago
"For our book cover design contest, we received 140+ designs from 28 designers. Many were exceptionally strong, but Portugal's 2 designs were among our favorites from the very beginning. And when his second design came in (which became the one we eventua..."
Profile pictureMarcher Lord Press reviewed about 8 years ago