what’s my story?

I’m a chronic bookworm

who devours tales like a fat kid with cake. I’m an artist, dreamer and guzzler of knowledge. Basically a very curious and happy nerd.

My life’s saturated with umpteen stories. From the ever growing book collection on my many bookcases to the library of podcasts and audiobooks on my phone. Stories enrich my life by allowing me to revel in the extraordinary magnitude of the human condition far beyond my own.

Storytellers come to me to help wrap their tales in lush illustration and meaningful design. It’s a very personal journey that I become a part of and I’m so honoured to contribute to the spread of more magnificent tales.

I’m an illustrator and qualified designer who works from my home studio in Melbourne, Australia. It’s there that I spend my day creating, drinking tea, listening to music, audiobooks and podcasts.

dare to be different



Cover design and formatting.

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Custom illustration.


Marketing assets and branding.

the creative journey


Step 1 – After some polite stalking, you download my price guide and read it with a cuppa. If you start to buzz with excitement then you know you’ve found your perfect creative match and you get in touch with me to book a free 15 minute introductory meet and greet.

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Step 2 – After a celebratory fist bump, you’ll receive confirmation then your Welcome Kit. The kit includes vital information such as contracts, expectations, timeline and your invoice.


Step 3 – Our journey begins after paying your deposit and signing your contract. Afterwards I’ll read your manuscript and digest your responses from my Welcome Kit’s brief, helping me to understand the vibe, tone and direction of your book. Then I’ll provide you with a range of concepts by the specified date listed in your Welcome Kit.

Step 4 – It’s now time for you to provide feedback on your concepts and we’ll confer until you have granted final approval. Once you’re happy, everything is approved and final payment is made. I’ll then send over your finalised files in the various formats.

begin the next chapter, bring your book cover to life

start your project

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you’ll be

Snug as a bug

If you’re emboldened and seeking a bespoke book cover for your one of a kind story.

You’re organised with a finished manuscript.

You value the in depth process that it will take to create your book cover.

You understand the need to design for your target audience as opposed to your own personal tastes.

You’re respectful of the Arts and all the industries within it.



you’d prefer

A different brand of tea

If you’re unwilling to invest in your goals.

If you’re looking for the quick, trendy solutions and don’t value your story’s individuality.

If you’re uncomfortable with honest feedback and become inflexible with the recommended art direction.

If you come with a prepared idea and “just need someone to draw it.”

If you micro manage like a boss. Creativity is very much intuitive and you need to trust your designer to give them space so they can cast their magic.


“I was thrilled with Alanna’s work. She made the process so easy for me, as someone who’s never done this before! She was professional, courteous and included me in every step making sure I was happy with what she was doing. I’d recommend her, she is incredibly talented and wonderful to work with!” – Larissa Gray.

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