rubens lima

Rubens Lima simply loves everything about books! He is a talented book cover designer whose mission is to establish a strong emotional link between your book and the reader, making the book stand out on Bookstores and Amazon pages!

Master and pupil reunited after 23 years

Rubens Lima was born in São Paulo, Brazil. He majored in Architecture at University of São Paulo (FAU-USP), where he was a student of professor and graphic designer Francisco Homem de Mello (author of the books “Brazilian Graphic Design: the 1960’s” and “Brazilian Graphic Design Timeline”). During his career, he has broadened his experience in almost every area of graphic design (corporate identity, editorial, promotional marketing, web design, IT systems interfaces and app design) until he definetly opted to focus on his one and true love: book design.

With over 20 years of experience in the book market, he has worked on hundreds and hundreds of book covers published by influential publishing houses in Brazil, such as Saraiva, Manole, Évora, Blucher, Gente, Grupo GEN and Universidade Mackenzie (one of the most traditional private universities in Brazil).

He has been working as an editorial designer specialized in personal and professional development books and also technical and academic books within a large range of subjects: Management and Business, Law, Psychology and Psychiatry, Finance and Economy, Communication and Marketing, Computers and IT, Health, Sports, Engineering, and many others.

Proudly holding his book-portfolio "Vinte Anos Entre Capas” (Twenty Years Amid Book Covers)
At the Jabuti award ceremony in 2017

Due to his excellent professional reputation,he has been invited to be part of the jury panel of Jabuti Awards — the most prestigious literary prize in Brazil — in the main categories of editorial design: book cover design (2018), book design (2017) and book illustration (2016).

Rubens is also a professor of Editorial Design and taught for 3 years (2017-2019) in the MBA Book Publishing course at Casa Educação, the institution that has revolutionized teaching in Brazilian publishing market. He has also delivered many lectures and held workshops in events and educational institutions, such as University Anhembi-Morumbi, College Oswaldo Cruz, SESC-SP, and the Panamazônica Book Fair in Belém, State of Pará.

At Book Design Class in Curitiba, State of Paraná
Evento online "Semana do Designer"

His online events are famous for helping beginners to launch a successful career in graphic design. His last event Designer’s Weekhad over 7 thousand people enrolled. And his online course “Design do Zero” has helped to professionalize over a hundred amateur designers.

And as the most precious part of his long professional history is the love and support from his wonderful family!

Rubens Lima familia
Leo, Ingrid and... Rubens