About this speaker
Micaela Alcaino is a book cover designer and illustrator who relocated from her home in Sydney, Australia to London, UK in 2013. Selected as one of The Booksellers Rising Stars of 2021, named Designer of the Year at the British Book Awards 2022, and named in The Bookseller 150 most influential people in publishing in 2022, she has almost a decade of experience in her field working for both Penguin Random House and HarperCollins, before venturing into the world of freelancing in 2018.
She currently works on projects in collaboration with most of the big publishing houses worldwide. Her work is characterised by a unique blend of creativity and artistry, shaped by her love of travel, mixed cultural heritage, and appreciation of the fine arts. Some of her well-known works include Ariadne by Jennifer Saint, Pandora by Susan Stokes-Chapman, Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff, Careless by Kirsty Capes, and The Binding by Bridget Collins, which won the Books Are My Bag 2019 Readers Awards; Beautiful Book Award in 2019. Her designs and illustrations can be viewed on her website, www.micaelaalcaino.com