ABDA exists to support Australian book designers – to promote their work to, and connect with, the broader publishing community. In addition, we aim to discover and foster emerging talent. Through our public talks and workshops, digital showcases and the national annual Book Design Awards, ABDA provides a dynamic network for industry professionals.
This website, launched in October 2015, provides an online hub for the community. Offering news, forums, educational events and a searchable archive of each year’s award categories, it is an invaluable resource for present and future Australian designers.
ABDA exists to serve its members. We encourage feedback and suggestions, please email us with ideas and feedback about events, blog posts or anything else you’d like to see more or less of.
Hannah is a Sydney-based book designer with an eye for detail and a passion for books. She has 12 years experience working in the Australian publishing industry. After working in a design studio for 6 years across a wide range…View profile
Nina HeryantoVice PresidentView profile
Philip Campbell Design
Philip has been designing books, amongst other things, for over 20 years. He worked previously as a designer for Text Media and EmeryStudio and spent time as a sessional lecturer in Communications design at RMIT. His work focuses mainly on…View profile
Design Manager, Hardie Grant Egmont
Pooja is an award-winning designer currently working as the Design Manager for Hardie Grant Egmont. Before stumbling upon her one true love – publishing – her design career has spanned across packaging, product, magazines, marketing and digital. In her free…View profile
Nada BackovicCommittee Member
Nada Backovic Designs
Nada Backovic is an award-winning book designer, graphic designer and illustrator with 20 years experience working with major publishers in Australia and UK.View profile
Akiko ChanCommittee Member
Designer, Art Director
Akiko Chan is a designer and art director based in Melbourne, Australia. She currently works part-time at Schwartz Books and has a freelance practice that focuses on publication and identity design. Driven by content, Akiko uses a wide range of…View profile
Trisha GarnerCommittee MemberView profile
Book Designer, Designpatsy
Sarah MitchellCommittee MemberView profile
Freelance Book Designer
Claire OrrellCommittee MemberView profile
Design Manager, Museum of Contemporary Art / Freelance Design & Illustration