A new and exciting chapter has begun for book design in Australia.
ABDA exists to support Australian book designers – to promote their work to, and connect with, the broader publishing community. We aim to discover and foster emerging talent. We will develop digital showcases, establish and maintain a national book design archive and host the national annual book design awards. ABDA will provide a virtual home for its members, offering news, forums, educational events and more. ABDA will be a dynamic network for industry professionals.
This website, launched in October 2015, aims to an online hub for the community, a showcase and advocate for Australian book design and, with its searchable archive of each year’s award categories, an invaluable resource for present and future Australian designers.
Designer / Lecturer
Zoë is an award-winning designer and writer, and the current President of ABDA. Zoë lectures in the School of Design at the University of Technology Sydney where she runs a research studio investigating the evolution of books in the digital…View profile
Matt StantonVice President
Matt Stanton worked with the Design Team at HarperCollins Aust & NZ for twelve years, including four years as the Head of Design. He is an award-winning book designer with experience across all genres and serves on the ABDA Committee.View profile
Executive Designer, Penguin Books Australia
Adam started work in the magazine industry in Melbourne and abroad. He then accepted a job as a designer for Business Development at Penguin Books and after a year or two, he moved across to the book design department where…View profile
Design Manager, Hardie Grant Books
Mark worked in design and project management across theatre, film, television, events, advertising, magazines and animation before ending up in book publishing at Hardie Grant.View profile
Freelance Book Designer
Alissa is a Sydney-based book designer who has worked in-house at Allen & Unwin and Penguin Random House. When not designing for commercial publishing houses, Alissa also works closely with writers to create artist’s books and typographic works. She is…View profile
Senior Designer, Black Inc. Books
Peter Long is the Senior Designer at Black Inc. Books, and is the Art Director for The Monthly magazine. Before books he designed mostly for stage and film. He is also a filmmaker; the short film A Telephone Call for…View profile
Art Director, Text Publishing
Imogen is the art director at Text Publishing, where she has worked as a book designer and production manager since 2011. In 2015 she was shortlisted for Young Designer of the Year at the Australian Book Design Awards. Previously she…View profile
Senior Designer, Scribe Publications
Laura is a Melbourne-based book designer. She has a number of years of experience working across a wide variety of titles as an in-house designer at Penguin Random House, and is now a senior designer at Scribe Publications.View profile
Head of Design, HarperCollins ANZ & ABC Books
Lisa has worked as a designer for many years across a variety of areas including advertising, marketing, film distribution and magazine publishing. Until 2016 she was the in-house Senior Book Cover Designer at Allen & Unwin.View profile