Danielle Mazzella di Bosco

Danielle Mazzella di Bosco - Designer

Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

Since 2011 I have been designing book covers for major and small publishing companies.

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Overview


I design to SELL.

With 9 years of experience presenting my cover designs at countless marketing meetings with editors, publishers, and industry sales executives, I have excelled at the art of designing a cover to sell. I have a keen understanding of genre markets and trends and take pride in offering this insight along with my deep art, design, and typography background, to create memorable and impactful designs. My publishing clients include Penguin Random House, St. Martin's Press, St. Martin's Griffin, Tor Teen, HarperCollins, and Macmillan Children's Group.

Having worked in-house I know first-hand what it means to be part of a team and how important maintaining open communication between collaborators is for the success of a project. I can't wait to work with you and design your next cover. Let's get started!


My design fees range from $500 (front cover only) - $1200.


Consider launching our collaboration with a front cover design only!


I understand the importance of maintaining a budget while wanting the best for your literary creations. Starting out with a front cover design not only helps budgetary needs but can also give you a head start on marketing and ebook sales.

Also note that starting a collaboration with me on the front cover does not bind you to my services for the remainder of the package design (back and spine design).


Have any questions? Please feel free to contact me.

I can't wait to work with you and design your next cover. Let's collaborate!


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Check out the "Infographic: Making a Book Cover That Sells" on Reedsy's blog for loads of helpful tips when pursuing the perfect cover for your book.
Languages
English
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Contemporary Romance
Historical Fiction
Psychological Thriller
Women's Fiction
Young Adult

Certifications

  • Bachelors of Fine Arts
  • Masters of Fine Arts

Work experience

Art Director and Designer

Self-employed
September, 2017 – Present (about 3 years)

I am a multi-disciplined graphic designer with 9 years experience in the book cover industry having worked in-house for Penguin Random House and Macmillan Children’s Group. I thrive on opportunities of using my natural inclination for perfectionism together with my eye for distinctive design and sensitive aesthetic. I am based out of Saratoga Springs, NY.

Senior Designer

Macmillan Children's Group
September, 2016 – September, 2017 (about 1 year)

Designer

Penguin Random House
August, 2011 – April, 2016 (over 4 years)

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Three Things I Know Are True

Betty Culley

Fans of Jandy Nelson and Marieke Nijkamp will love this deeply moving novel in verse about the aftermath of a gun accident.Life changes forever for Liv when her older brother, Jonah, accidentally shoots himself with his best friend Clay’s father’s gun. Now Jonah needs round-the-clock care just to stay alive, and Liv feels like she’s the only person who can see that her brother is still there i... read more

Fans of Jandy Nelson and Marieke Nijkamp will love this deeply moving novel in verse about the aftermath of a gun accident.Life changes forever for Liv when her older brother, Jonah, accidentally shoots himself with his best friend Clay’s father’s gun. Now Jonah needs round-the-clock care just to stay alive, and Liv feels like she’s the only person who can see that her brother is still there i... read more

Wrong in All the Right Ways: A Novel

Tiffany Brownlee

"Brownlee writes with all the breathless excitement and excruciating longing of a first love, further complicated by the forbidden nature of their romance. . . One of the most believable love triangles on the page in ages."--Entertainment Weekly An attraction between foster siblings sets fire to forbidden love in this contemporary reimagining of Wuthering Heights.Emma’s life has always gone ac... read more

"Brownlee writes with all the breathless excitement and excruciating longing of a first love, further complicated by the forbidden nature of their romance. . . One of the most believable love triangles on the page in ages."--Entertainment Weekly An attraction between foster siblings sets fire to forbidden love in this contemporary reimagining of Wuthering Heights.Emma’s life has always gone ac... read more

Love Me, Love Me Not: A Novel

SM Koz

Family, abandonment, and forbidden romance are at the core of SM Koz’s powerful and emotionally charged novel about a teen who falls for her foster brother. When Hailey Brown is removed from her home and put into foster care, all she wants is a safe, comfortable place where she can finish school and move on with her life. It’s not easy adjusting to a new school and a new life, but Mr. and Mrs.... read more

Family, abandonment, and forbidden romance are at the core of SM Koz’s powerful and emotionally charged novel about a teen who falls for her foster brother. When Hailey Brown is removed from her home and put into foster care, all she wants is a safe, comfortable place where she can finish school and move on with her life. It’s not easy adjusting to a new school and a new life, but Mr. and Mrs.... read more

Blanca & Roja

Anna-Marie McLemore

Award-winning author Anna-Marie McLemore retells Swan Lake in this spellbinding YA story of sisters who are each other's best friends―and worst enemies.The biggest lie of all is the story you think you already know.The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they’re also rivals, Blanca is as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generatio... read more

Award-winning author Anna-Marie McLemore retells Swan Lake in this spellbinding YA story of sisters who are each other's best friends―and worst enemies.The biggest lie of all is the story you think you already know.The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they’re also rivals, Blanca is as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generatio... read more

Wild Beauty: A Novel

Anna-Marie McLemore

In Wild Beauty, acclaimed YA author Anna-Marie McLemore introduces a spellbinding setting and two characters who are drawn together by fate―and pulled apart by reality.Love grows such strange things. For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they f... read more

In Wild Beauty, acclaimed YA author Anna-Marie McLemore introduces a spellbinding setting and two characters who are drawn together by fate―and pulled apart by reality.Love grows such strange things. For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they f... read more

Always Too Much and Never Enough: A Memoir

Jasmin Singer

One woman’s journey to find herself through juicing, veganism, and love, as she went from fat to thin and from feeding her emotions to feeding her soul. From the extra pounds and unrelenting bullies that left her eating lunch alone in a bathroom stall at school to the low self-esteem that left her both physically and emotionally vulnerable to abuse, Jasmin Singer’s struggle with weight defined... read more

One woman’s journey to find herself through juicing, veganism, and love, as she went from fat to thin and from feeding her emotions to feeding her soul. From the extra pounds and unrelenting bullies that left her eating lunch alone in a bathroom stall at school to the low self-esteem that left her both physically and emotionally vulnerable to abuse, Jasmin Singer’s struggle with weight defined... read more

Lost and Found in Prague

Kelly Jones

The author of The Woman Who Heard Color transports readers to a dreary Good Friday in Prague in an "intriguing thriller"* as the mysterious death of a nun sets off a tangled chain of events that inexorably draws three strangers together—and forever changes their lives… Just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, aspiring journalist Dana Pierson joined the hordes of young people traveling to Easter... read more

The author of The Woman Who Heard Color transports readers to a dreary Good Friday in Prague in an "intriguing thriller"* as the mysterious death of a nun sets off a tangled chain of events that inexorably draws three strangers together—and forever changes their lives… Just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, aspiring journalist Dana Pierson joined the hordes of young people traveling to Easter... read more

Fueling His Hunger (Masters of Adrenaline Book 2)

Sparrow Beckett

The author of Stealing His Thunder, Sparrow Beckett puts the pedal to the metal in their second Masters of Adrenaline novel. Never one to back down from a dare, Luke Larson crashes an upscale house party to steal a car. Narrowly avoiding capture by security, Luke speeds off—only to discover he’s accidentally kidnapped a hot billionaire passed out drunk in the back seat. Having inherited a fort... read more

The author of Stealing His Thunder, Sparrow Beckett puts the pedal to the metal in their second Masters of Adrenaline novel. Never one to back down from a dare, Luke Larson crashes an upscale house party to steal a car. Narrowly avoiding capture by security, Luke speeds off—only to discover he’s accidentally kidnapped a hot billionaire passed out drunk in the back seat. Having inherited a fort... read more

Playing Hard to Master (Masters Unleashed Book 2)

Sparrow Beckett

Pleasure and pain once again intertwine in the second installment of Sparrow Beckett’s Masters Unleashed series, following Finding Master Right. Known as a brat in the kink community, Everly can intimidate even the most experienced Dom. Then she meets Ambrose, a dominant who finds her ways amusing. Not only does he charm the pants off her, he makes her crave his mastery. After being abandoned ... read more

Pleasure and pain once again intertwine in the second installment of Sparrow Beckett’s Masters Unleashed series, following Finding Master Right. Known as a brat in the kink community, Everly can intimidate even the most experienced Dom. Then she meets Ambrose, a dominant who finds her ways amusing. Not only does he charm the pants off her, he makes her crave his mastery. After being abandoned ... read more

To Have and to Master (Masters Unleashed Book 3)

Sparrow Beckett

Following Playing Hard to Master and Finding Master Right, Sparrow Beckett delivers a seductive tale of surrendered innocence with this third novel in the Masters Unleashed series. Konstantin, a powerful Dominant, is used to fast living and wanton submissives. But after years of his grandmother haranguing him to marry, he agrees to meet a girl from her rural Russian village. Naturally submissi... read more

Following Playing Hard to Master and Finding Master Right, Sparrow Beckett delivers a seductive tale of surrendered innocence with this third novel in the Masters Unleashed series. Konstantin, a powerful Dominant, is used to fast living and wanton submissives. But after years of his grandmother haranguing him to marry, he agrees to meet a girl from her rural Russian village. Naturally submissi... read more

The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

Mark Forsyth

This perfect gift for readers, writers, and literature majors alike unearths the quirks of the English language. For example, do you know why a mortgage is literally a “death pledge”? Why guns have girls’ names? Why “salt” is related to “soldier”? Discover the answers to all of these etymological questions and more in this fascinating book for fans of of Eats, Shoots & Leaves.The Etymologicon ... read more

This perfect gift for readers, writers, and literature majors alike unearths the quirks of the English language. For example, do you know why a mortgage is literally a “death pledge”? Why guns have girls’ names? Why “salt” is related to “soldier”? Discover the answers to all of these etymological questions and more in this fascinating book for fans of of Eats, Shoots & Leaves.The Etymologicon ... read more

The Game Can't Love You Back

Karole Cozzo

Bitter sports rivalries and swoon-worthy romance intertwine, in Karole Cozzo’s classic enemies to lovers story where two former nemeses blur the lines between love and hate. Eve is used to being the odd woman out. As the only girl on her school's baseball team, she knows exactly how to put sweaty, macho baseball players in their place, and she's learned to focus on one thing and one thing only... read more

Bitter sports rivalries and swoon-worthy romance intertwine, in Karole Cozzo’s classic enemies to lovers story where two former nemeses blur the lines between love and hate. Eve is used to being the odd woman out. As the only girl on her school's baseball team, she knows exactly how to put sweaty, macho baseball players in their place, and she's learned to focus on one thing and one thing only... read more

As She Fades: A Novel

Abbi Glines

From the #1 New York Times- and USA Today-bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach and The Vincent Boys series, Abbi Glines delivers another smoldering, compulsively readable YA romance with As She Fades. On the night of her high school graduation, Vale McKinley and her boyfriend Crawford are in a terrible car accident that leaves Crawford in a coma. They were supposed to spend the summer plan... read more

From the #1 New York Times- and USA Today-bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach and The Vincent Boys series, Abbi Glines delivers another smoldering, compulsively readable YA romance with As She Fades. On the night of her high school graduation, Vale McKinley and her boyfriend Crawford are in a terrible car accident that leaves Crawford in a coma. They were supposed to spend the summer plan... read more

Danielle has 14 reviews

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Loren Beeson
Danielle is absolutely incredible! She was always understanding of my questions and never made me feel like I was a bother to her. The cover she made for me is absolutely beautiful, and I have no problem recommending her to any of my friends. I will be reaching out to her again for future novels!

Loren Beeson, October 2020


Thomas Hall
Danielle was a pleasure, through and through. She's so creative, technically able and willing to listen - and she blends those talents in a seamless manner. I could not be happier with the work product and value I received. I had a strong view of what my novel's dust jacket should look like, and she improved on that view tenfold, twentyfold. I would not hesitate to engage Danielle again.

Thomas Hall, October 2020


Colleen McHugh
I would highly recommend working with Danielle! I love the cover she created, and appreciated her collaboration through the process. She was able to take my vision and bring it to life in a very marketable way. She was professional, helpful, and always quick to respond. Thanks, Danielle!!

Colleen McHugh, September 2020


Mark Raynor
Danielle was professional throughout the process and a pleasure to work with.

Mark Raynor, August 2020


Anne Greening
Danielle was always helpful and pleasant to deal with. Her material was delivered on time. This was the first time I have worked with a cover designer, and she was patient and understanding, and mentored me through the process. Her finished work met all my expectations, and I would certainly work with her again, when next I need a cover.

Anne Greening, August 2020

Danielle Mazzella di Bosco
It was a pleasure collaborating with you, Anne!

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