Book Design

Crazy Fish Sing, Yogurt Editions
TRACES, DITO Publishing
I Made Them Run Away, Skinnerboox
Older Than Love, Self-published
GOSTO, Skinnerboox

Selected Clients and Publications
MAXXI | Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Skinnerboox, Witty Books, Enciclopedia Treccani, DAMIANI, Allemandi Editore & Sotheby’s, Dito Publishing, The New York Times, National Geographic, TIME, la Repubblica, Internazionale, Armani, Format festival, Gibellina Photo Road, Tempesta Film, Red Star Films, Rai Cinema, Luxvide, Cinemaundici, Fantini Wines

Post produced movies
“Sulla mia pelle”, “Leonardo”, “Nome di donna”, “La guerra è finita”, “Ride”, “Gli indifferenti”, “La belva”, “Brutti e cattivi”, “Il nome della rosa”, “Medici”(1-3), “La paranza dei bambini”, “Occhi blu”, “Au Sud”, “Calcinculo”, “La Chimera”, “Pupille”

Work Experience
2023 – present
Art Director Consultant at Fantini Wines
2022 – 2023
Creative designer at Fantini Wines
2019 – present
Graphic designer at Skinnerboox Publishing House
Internship (photo editing) – La Repubblica
Internship (photo editing) – Internazionale
2016 – 2022
Studio manager, post producer, and fine art printer at Mandrione8 Studio – Claudio Palmisano Image Toning
2016 – present
Freelance post producer and graphic designer

CFP Bauer, Milan
Spazio Labò, Bologna
ISFCI – Istituto Superiore di Fotografia, Rome
Meshroom Photo, Pescara
THP – Tuscan House of Photography, Palaia
Fondazione I-CREA, Milan

MA in Graphic Design at EINA University School of Design and Art of Barcelona, Spain
2018 – 2020
Marble Sculpture at Otello Scatolini Studio
Advanced course ‘Exhibit – Know How’, MAXXI in Rome, Italy
BA in Photography (with full honors) at ISFCI – Istituto Superiore di Fotografia in Rome, Italy

MELISSA PALLINI is an Italian-Canadian art director and graphic designer with expertise in fine art prints and image post-production. She co-founded Ask Again, a design and creative direction studio specializing in editorial, exhibition, and visual identity projects within the cultural sector. She collaborates closely with artists, publishers, organizations, and institutions to develop both personal and commissioned projects, providing support at all stages of conception and production. Since 2019, she has collaborated with Skinnerboox Publishing House, focusing on book design and production supervision. She currently works as an art director consultant for Fantini Wines, where she previously served as the lead designer, and frequently collaborates with cultural institutions (MAXXI | Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Museo di Roma in Trastevere, KLIMA ARENA, FORMAT FESTIVAL, among others) in the development of exhibition design.