Alicia Tatone

Alicia Tatone - Designer

New York, United States

Book designer & illustrator. Clients include Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, GQ, The Atlantic, NBC, and more.

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I'm a graphic designer, focusing mainly on book covers and editorial illustration. With experience working for multiple publishing houses as well as major magazines and newspapers, I'm well-versed in meeting the needs of authors, publishers, editors, and consumers.

Conceptual thinking is my specialty, and I'm never married to one particular medium. Collage, painting, photography, lettering, or something I've never even tried before—whatever treatment is best suited to the narrative, that's what your book deserves. I aim to make evocative, unexpected covers that will jump at you off the shelf—or out from a row of Amazon thumbnails!
Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies
Humor & Comedy
Literary Fiction
Poetry
Short Story
Non-Fiction
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
History

Work experience

Designer & Illustrator

GQ Magazine
April, 2018 – Present (almost 2 years)

Assistant Designer

HarperCollins
January, 2017 – April, 2018 (about 1 year)

Designed and illustrated hardcover, trade paperback, mass market, and ebook covers in the William Morrow and Dey Street imprints of HarperCollins. I worked on a variety of fiction and non-fiction: mainly new releases, in addition to reprints of older books in need of a little love in the form of a cover refresh.

Freelance Designer

Simon & Schuster
September, 2016 – January, 2017 (4 months)

I designed covers and mechanicals for the Atria, Gallery, and Pocket imprints at Simon & Schuster.

Art Department Intern

Hachette Book Group
June, 2016 – September, 2016 (3 months)

Where it all began. . . I designed covers and mechanicals, assisted art directors on photo shoots, handled freelance invoices, and conducted photo research and retouching.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

All These Beautiful Strangers: A Novel

Elizabeth Klehfoth

A young woman haunted by a family tragedy is caught up in a dangerous web of lies and deception involving a secret society in this highly charged, addictive psychological thriller that combines the dishy gamesmanship of Gossip Girl with the murky atmosphere of The Secret History.One summer day, Grace Fairchild, the beautiful young wife of real estate mogul Alistair Calloway, vanished from the ... read more

A young woman haunted by a family tragedy is caught up in a dangerous web of lies and deception involving a secret society in this highly charged, addictive psychological thriller that combines the dishy gamesmanship of Gossip Girl with the murky atmosphere of The Secret History.One summer day, Grace Fairchild, the beautiful young wife of real estate mogul Alistair Calloway, vanished from the ... read more

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief

Martha Whitmore Hickman

The classic guide for dealing with grief and lossFor those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are thoughtful words to strengthen, inspire and comfort.

The classic guide for dealing with grief and lossFor those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are thoughtful words to strengthen, inspire and comfort.

Dessa Rose: A Novel

Sherley A. Williams

Sherley A. Williams’ highly acclaimed historical novel details two women’s fierce strength of will and an unlikely bond despite racial barriers in the pre-civil war south“Having this treasure of a book available again for new and more readers is not only necessary, it is imperative.”—Toni MorrisonIn 1829, in Kentucky, a pregnant black woman helped lead an uprising of a group of slaves headed t... read more

Sherley A. Williams’ highly acclaimed historical novel details two women’s fierce strength of will and an unlikely bond despite racial barriers in the pre-civil war south“Having this treasure of a book available again for new and more readers is not only necessary, it is imperative.”—Toni MorrisonIn 1829, in Kentucky, a pregnant black woman helped lead an uprising of a group of slaves headed t... read more

Hijacked: The True Story of the Heroes of Flight 705

Dave Hirschman

The unbelievable true story of three pilots flying a routine Federal Express flight who must call on their inner courage, strength, and ability to stop a bitter, suicidal hijacker from killing them, and thousands of people below.David Sanders, Jim Tucker, and Andy Peterson had taken off on a regular “out-and-back,” delivering and picking up packages for FedEx’s next-day service. They had one j... read more

The unbelievable true story of three pilots flying a routine Federal Express flight who must call on their inner courage, strength, and ability to stop a bitter, suicidal hijacker from killing them, and thousands of people below.David Sanders, Jim Tucker, and Andy Peterson had taken off on a regular “out-and-back,” delivering and picking up packages for FedEx’s next-day service. They had one j... read more

If I Die Tonight: A Novel

Alison Gaylin

There was a time when Jackie Reed knew her sons better than anyone. She used to be able to tell what they were thinking, feeling, if they were lying... But it's as though every day, every minute even, she knows them a little less. Her boys aren't boys anymore, they're becoming men - men she's not sure she recognises, men she's not sure she can trust. So when one of her son's classmates is kill... read more

There was a time when Jackie Reed knew her sons better than anyone. She used to be able to tell what they were thinking, feeling, if they were lying... But it's as though every day, every minute even, she knows them a little less. Her boys aren't boys anymore, they're becoming men - men she's not sure she recognises, men she's not sure she can trust. So when one of her son's classmates is kill... read more

Fasten Your Seat Belts: The Passionate Life of Bette Davis

Lawrence J. Quirk

The illuminating, comprehensive biography of Bette Davis, one of the most electrifying Hollywood stars ever to grace the silver screen.With a career spanning six decades and more than eighty films, Bette Davis is synonymous with Hollywood legend. From her incandescent performance as Margo Channing in All About Eve, to her terrifying, psychopathic Jane Hudson in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?... read more

The illuminating, comprehensive biography of Bette Davis, one of the most electrifying Hollywood stars ever to grace the silver screen.With a career spanning six decades and more than eighty films, Bette Davis is synonymous with Hollywood legend. From her incandescent performance as Margo Channing in All About Eve, to her terrifying, psychopathic Jane Hudson in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?... read more

The River of No Return: The Autobiography of a Black Militant and the Life and Death of SNCC

Cleveland L., EdD. Sellers, Robert L. Terrell

The classic memoir by Cleveland Sellers that offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his volunteer work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the 1960s civil rights movement.Among histories of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, there are few personal narratives that are as compelling and insightful as The River of No Return. Besides being an insider’s account of... read more

The classic memoir by Cleveland Sellers that offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his volunteer work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the 1960s civil rights movement.Among histories of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, there are few personal narratives that are as compelling and insightful as The River of No Return. Besides being an insider’s account of... read more

Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life

Francesca Gino

Do you want to follow a script -- or write your own story? Award-winning Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino shows us why the most successful among us break the rules, and how rebellion brings joy and meaning into our lives. Rebels have a bad reputation. We think of them as troublemakers, outcasts, contrarians: those colleagues, friends, and family members who complicate seemingly... read more

Do you want to follow a script -- or write your own story? Award-winning Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino shows us why the most successful among us break the rules, and how rebellion brings joy and meaning into our lives. Rebels have a bad reputation. We think of them as troublemakers, outcasts, contrarians: those colleagues, friends, and family members who complicate seemingly... read more

To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration

Edward J. Larson

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, an entwined narrative of the most adventurous year of all time, when three expeditions simultaneously raced to the top, bottom, and heights of the world As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration—set at the world’s frozen extremes—lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called “Third Pole,” the pole of altitude, located in unexplor... read more

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, an entwined narrative of the most adventurous year of all time, when three expeditions simultaneously raced to the top, bottom, and heights of the world As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration—set at the world’s frozen extremes—lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called “Third Pole,” the pole of altitude, located in unexplor... read more

The Hanged Man and the Fortune Teller

Lucy Banks

London, 2017. A long-dead ghost—nameless, all but formless, trapped beyond both the living and the afterlife—drifts through time in search of himself. What happened to him? To the love of his life? His memories slip away like the tide, tantalizingly close but always receding. His lost world of steam, family, and horrific tragedy comes to him in flickers and gasps. But decades—the steam age, th... read more

London, 2017. A long-dead ghost—nameless, all but formless, trapped beyond both the living and the afterlife—drifts through time in search of himself. What happened to him? To the love of his life? His memories slip away like the tide, tantalizingly close but always receding. His lost world of steam, family, and horrific tragedy comes to him in flickers and gasps. But decades—the steam age, th... read more

This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Sarah Hill

An eye-opening book that reveals crucial information every woman taking hormonal birth control should know This groundbreaking book sheds light on how hormonal birth control affects women--and the world around them--in ways we are just now beginning to understand. By allowing women to control their fertility, the birth control pill has revolutionized women's lives. Women are going to college, ... read more

An eye-opening book that reveals crucial information every woman taking hormonal birth control should know This groundbreaking book sheds light on how hormonal birth control affects women--and the world around them--in ways we are just now beginning to understand. By allowing women to control their fertility, the birth control pill has revolutionized women's lives. Women are going to college, ... read more

The Behavior of Love: A Novel

Virginia Reeves

An incredibly compulsive, poignant exploration of marriage, lust, and ambition from one of America's great young literary talents, the Man-Booker Prize longlisted author of Work Like Any Other. Doctor Ed Malinowski believes he has realized most of his dreams. A passionate, ambitious behavioral psychiatrist, he is now the superintendent of a mental institution and finally turning the previously... read more

An incredibly compulsive, poignant exploration of marriage, lust, and ambition from one of America's great young literary talents, the Man-Booker Prize longlisted author of Work Like Any Other. Doctor Ed Malinowski believes he has realized most of his dreams. A passionate, ambitious behavioral psychiatrist, he is now the superintendent of a mental institution and finally turning the previously... read more

My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie

Todd Fisher

A revelatory and touching tribute to the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds written by the person who knew them best, Todd Fisher’s poignant memoir is filled with moving stories of growing up among Hollywood royalty and illustrated with never-before-seen photos and memorabilia.In December 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, t... read more

A revelatory and touching tribute to the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds written by the person who knew them best, Todd Fisher’s poignant memoir is filled with moving stories of growing up among Hollywood royalty and illustrated with never-before-seen photos and memorabilia.In December 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, t... read more

Fallen Mountains

Kimi Cunningham Grant

When Transom Shultz goes missing shortly after returning to his tightly knit hometown of Fallen Mountains, Pennsylvania, his secrets are not the only ones that threaten to emerge. Something terrible happened seventeen years ago. Red, the sheriff, is haunted by it. Possum, the victim of that crime, wants revenge. Chase, a former friend of Transom's, is devastated by his treacherous land dealing... read more

When Transom Shultz goes missing shortly after returning to his tightly knit hometown of Fallen Mountains, Pennsylvania, his secrets are not the only ones that threaten to emerge. Something terrible happened seventeen years ago. Red, the sheriff, is haunted by it. Possum, the victim of that crime, wants revenge. Chase, a former friend of Transom's, is devastated by his treacherous land dealing... read more

Stranger Magics

Ash Fitzsimmons

No one holds a grudge quite like a faerie . . . All Colin Leffee wants is to be left alone: to run his used bookstore in peace, and to quietly drink himself to sleep every night in an attempt to drown out the memories of eight-hundred-plus years of existence.Unfortunately, when a sullen teenage changeling is flung out of Faerie and onto his doorstep, the long-suffering, wayward son of Titania ... read more

No one holds a grudge quite like a faerie . . . All Colin Leffee wants is to be left alone: to run his used bookstore in peace, and to quietly drink himself to sleep every night in an attempt to drown out the memories of eight-hundred-plus years of existence.Unfortunately, when a sullen teenage changeling is flung out of Faerie and onto his doorstep, the long-suffering, wayward son of Titania ... read more

Alicia has 6 reviews

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Dayna Anderson
Alicia is exceptionally talented and skilled.

Dayna Anderson, March 2019


Dayna Anderson
As always, working with Alicia is a fantastic experience. She is professional, detailed, and incredibly creative.

Dayna Anderson, May 2018


Dayna Anderson
It was such a pleasure working with Alicia! She provided multiple concepts for the cover, all of which went above and beyond the project's scope. She worked quickly, and I'm looking forward to working with her again.

Dayna Anderson, February 2018


Wendy Hirsch
Excellent product and process. Alicia is a pleasure to work with and I would do so again.

Wendy Hirsch, February 2018


Justin Adams
Working with Alicia has been a joy. Right from the start, she articulated why my book and her talents would be a good match and laid out a clear collaboration path. She invested time in coming up with distinct design concepts, was very receptive to feedback, and continued to improve the design. I'm thrilled with the final result! It's beautiful and captures the intended tone of the journal perf...
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Justin Adams, February 2018

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