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Alissa Dinallo

Alissa Dinallo - Designer

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Overview

Alissa is an award-winning book designer currently working as a designer in Sydney, Australia.

Alissa has worked in-house at Allen & Unwin in Sydney and Penguin Random House, after graduating from the University of Technology, Sydney with a bachelors degree in Visual Communications in 2011. She is only 26 years old and already has 5 years of book design experience under her belt.

This year she was awarded Young Designer of the Year at the Australian Book Design Awards. She has worked on book covers in all aspect of trade publishing and fully illustrated books.


Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies Classics Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Literature Poetry Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Philosophy

Awards

  • Australian Book Design Association Young Designer of the Year 2015

Work experience

Book Designer

Penguin Books

October, 2014 – Present (about 2 years)

Book design, typesetting, illustration

Book cover designer

Allen & Unwin

November, 2011 – September, 2014 (almost 3 years)

Book cover design, typesetting, illustration

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Where There's Smoke

Jodi Picoult

Serenity Jones has it all - a chateau in France, Louboutin shoes, invitations to A-list parties and a wildly successful talk-show with a three year waiting list of people dying to come on. Which doesn't include those who are already dead. Because Serenity also has a gift. She can see and hear people who have died, and this talent has taken her from living on Campbell's soup to being the psychi... read more

Serenity Jones has it all - a chateau in France, Louboutin shoes, invitations to A-list parties and a wildly successful talk-show with a three year waiting list of people dying to come on. Which doesn't include those who are already dead. Because Serenity also has a gift. She can see and hear people who have died, and this talent has taken her from living on Campbell's soup to being the psychi... read more

This Picture of You

Sarah Hopkins

Martin and Maggie, a judge and an artist, have forged a life together for thirty-seven years. They have a son who is a successful lawyer and a grandson to dote on. Life is good, comfortable, familiar.But one day Martin leaves a family lunch and drives to a suburb miles away, to a particular house in a particular street, where an accident triggers a chain of events. No one knows why he was ther... read more

Martin and Maggie, a judge and an artist, have forged a life together for thirty-seven years. They have a son who is a successful lawyer and a grandson to dote on. Life is good, comfortable, familiar.But one day Martin leaves a family lunch and drives to a suburb miles away, to a particular house in a particular street, where an accident triggers a chain of events. No one knows why he was ther... read more

Leaving Time

Jodi Picoult

Alice Metcalf was a devoted mother, loving wife and accomplished scientist who studied grief among elephants. Yet it's been a decade since she disappeared under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind her small daughter, husband, and the animals to which she devoted her life. All signs point to abandonment - or worse.Still Jenna - now thirteen years old and truly orphaned by a father maddened... read more

Alice Metcalf was a devoted mother, loving wife and accomplished scientist who studied grief among elephants. Yet it's been a decade since she disappeared under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind her small daughter, husband, and the animals to which she devoted her life. All signs point to abandonment - or worse.Still Jenna - now thirteen years old and truly orphaned by a father maddened... read more

The Fifth Witness (Haller 4)

Michael Connelly

In tough times, crime is one of the few things that still pays, but even criminals are having to make cut-backs. So for defence lawyer Mickey Haller, most of his new business is not about keeping people out of jail; it's about keeping a roof over their heads as the foreclosure business is booming. Lisa Trammel has been a client of Mickey's for eight months, and so far he's stopped the bank fro... read more

In tough times, crime is one of the few things that still pays, but even criminals are having to make cut-backs. So for defence lawyer Mickey Haller, most of his new business is not about keeping people out of jail; it's about keeping a roof over their heads as the foreclosure business is booming. Lisa Trammel has been a client of Mickey's for eight months, and so far he's stopped the bank fro... read more

The Brass Verdict (Haller 2)

Michael Connelly

Lincoln lawyer Mickey Haller and LAPD Detective Harry Bosch team up in this new novel by Michael Connelly.Things are finally looking up for defence attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of m... read more

Lincoln lawyer Mickey Haller and LAPD Detective Harry Bosch team up in this new novel by Michael Connelly.Things are finally looking up for defence attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of m... read more

On the Noodle Road

Jen Lin-Liu

'Lin-Liu's journey is a bold palate-awakening adventure, endearingly rendered.' - Publishers Weekly'A footloose, spontaneous and appetite-whetting journal of culinary adventure.' - KirkusFeasting her way through an Italian honeymoon, Jen Lin-Liu was struck by culinary echoes of the delicacies she ate and cooked back in China, where she'd lived for more than a decade. Who really invented the no... read more

'Lin-Liu's journey is a bold palate-awakening adventure, endearingly rendered.' - Publishers Weekly'A footloose, spontaneous and appetite-whetting journal of culinary adventure.' - KirkusFeasting her way through an Italian honeymoon, Jen Lin-Liu was struck by culinary echoes of the delicacies she ate and cooked back in China, where she'd lived for more than a decade. Who really invented the no... read more

The Lincoln Lawyer (Haller 1)

Michael Connelly

Mickey Haller has spent all his professional life afraid that he wouldn't recognize innocence if it stood right in front of him. But what he should have been on the watch for was evil.Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Biker... read more

Mickey Haller has spent all his professional life afraid that he wouldn't recognize innocence if it stood right in front of him. But what he should have been on the watch for was evil.Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Biker... read more

The Social Diary

Ros Reines

When Savannah Stephens returns to her hometown Sydney after a stint as a music journalist in London, she is thrown into the burgeoning world of society parties and the excesses of the eighties social scene.Savannah's first job back on home soil is as the editor of the newly created Social Diary. Her days are spent battling old fashioned newspaper colleagues, who frown upon the so-called 'women... read more

When Savannah Stephens returns to her hometown Sydney after a stint as a music journalist in London, she is thrown into the burgeoning world of society parties and the excesses of the eighties social scene.Savannah's first job back on home soil is as the editor of the newly created Social Diary. Her days are spent battling old fashioned newspaper colleagues, who frown upon the so-called 'women... read more

Based on a True Story

Elizabeth Renzetti

'...a seriously funny book.' National Post'...by turns hilarious and dark, always riveting, and crammed with satirical observations.' Free PressI threw in a coin and I closed my eyes and I thought, I hope I've got enough Valium to see me through the week. One of the other mums chucked her coin in, and turned to me. She said, 'Do you think there will ever come a day when we'll make a wish that'... read more

'...a seriously funny book.' National Post'...by turns hilarious and dark, always riveting, and crammed with satirical observations.' Free PressI threw in a coin and I closed my eyes and I thought, I hope I've got enough Valium to see me through the week. One of the other mums chucked her coin in, and turned to me. She said, 'Do you think there will ever come a day when we'll make a wish that'... read more

The Economics of Just About Everything

Andrew Leigh

Did you know that another 10cm of height boosts your income by thousands of dollars per year? Or that a boy born in January is nearly twice as likely to play first grade rugby league as a boy born in December? Or that natural disasters attract more foreign aid if they happen on a slow news day? And that a perfectly clean desk can be as inefficient as a messy one?Drawing on examples and data fr... read more

Did you know that another 10cm of height boosts your income by thousands of dollars per year? Or that a boy born in January is nearly twice as likely to play first grade rugby league as a boy born in December? Or that natural disasters attract more foreign aid if they happen on a slow news day? And that a perfectly clean desk can be as inefficient as a messy one?Drawing on examples and data fr... read more

Misconception

Jay-Jay Feeney

'I'm 39 years old, happily married and my womb has never been inhabited. I want a baby but not in that crazy, desperate way where I cringe whenever I see someone else with one, or I think nasty, evil thoughts about people who are pregnant, but a child of my own would complete my life and make my husband extremely happy.'Jay-Jay Feeney has been married to Dom Harvey since 2004. She always imagi... read more

'I'm 39 years old, happily married and my womb has never been inhabited. I want a baby but not in that crazy, desperate way where I cringe whenever I see someone else with one, or I think nasty, evil thoughts about people who are pregnant, but a child of my own would complete my life and make my husband extremely happy.'Jay-Jay Feeney has been married to Dom Harvey since 2004. She always imagi... read more

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