About

SYDNEY FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND ILLUSTRATOR

I’m a freelance graphic designer and illustrator currently based in Sydney. I have experience working on a whole range of diverse project briefs within the fields of print design, digital design and illustration. Please check out my portfolio to see some of the work I’ve done in the past.

‘The Cat with the Coloured Tail’, a children’s book written by award-winning author Gillian Mears and illustrated by me, was published in September 2015 by Walker Books Australia. The work I did for this book got me nominated for the 2016 Crichton Award for New Illustrators by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. You can check it out here or at your local bookstore (if you’re in Australia).

If you’re interested in hiring a freelance designer or illustrator, please send me an email at hello [at] dinalie.com. If you want to check out more of what I’m up to you can follow me on Instagram @ffdin.

 

2016

Nominated for the Children’s Book Council of Australia 2016 Crichton Award for New Illustrators
Shortlisted for the 2016 Australian Book Industry Award
Longlisted for the 2016 Indie Books Awards Children’s Award
Shortlisted for 2016 Readings Children’s Book Prize
Longlisted for the 2016 Australian Book Industry Award
English Picture Dictionary is published by the NSW Department of Education

 

2015

The Cat with the Coloured Tail (written by Gillian Mears) is published by Walker Books
The Cat with the Coloured Tail Book Launch takes place at Kinokuniya Books
Reviewed by Margeret Hamilton (Books + Publishing, Jul 08)
Reviewed by Angela Crocrombe (Readings Books, Aug 27)
‘Pick of the Week’ by Kerryn Goldsworthy (Sydney Morning Herald/The Age, Aug 29)
Reviewed by Thuy On (Sydney Morning Herald/The Age, Sep 27)
Reviewed by Joy Lawn (Boomerang Books, Oct 05)
Short review by Susan Wyndham (Sydney Morning Herald/The Age, Oct 24)
Featured on the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators blog (Nov 06)
Featured ‘Best Books of 2015’ (Readings Books, Nov 20)
Reviewed by Stephen Romei (The Australian, Dec 05)
Featured ‘Best Books of 2015’ (The Australian, Dec 12)

 

2014

Commissioned to create illustrations for the Royal North Shore Hospital NICU ward

 

2013

Awarded Silver Moonbeam Award for Best Children’s Book Series
Published in Rah Collective book
Published in Illustration 2 (Feirabend Unique Books)

 

2012

Shortlisted for a Create Design Award in the category of Emerging Talent
Publication of Carlos the Caterpillar and Friends (written by Fiona Murray)
Featured and interviewed in Fawn Magazine
Exhibited Little Windows in the Human Rights and Arts Festival 2012

 

2011

Interned as an illustrator at the Sydney Morning Herald
Exhibited Suburban Refuge in the Human Rights and Arts Festival 2011
Interviewed on 2ser radio show Talking Up Your Arts
Interviewed by Side Street Sydney (Mar 07)
Covered on FBI Flog

 

2010

Finalist in the Kinokuniya Digital Art Prize
Exhibited at Kinokuniya Books for the Kinokuniya Digital Art Prize Exhibition
Took part in The Cup Project

 

2009

Published in Worldwide Graphic Design – DOWN UNDER (Feirabend Unique Books)