Shortlisted Books

Louisa Maggio

Designed by
Louisa Maggio
Category
Emerging Designer of the Year
Year
2019

About the Designer

After designing more than 500 book covers, Louisa joined the team at Penguin Random House in 2016 in the Adult Publishing Department as an In-House designer, where she is working on an array of fiction and non-fiction titles.  …

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Design Rationale

Our judges thought Louisa Maggio’s work was stunning to see as a collection, with one calling her Tim Winton cover ‘iconic’. They commented that she shows an accomplished versatility, commerciality, and a portfolio filled with ‘confidence and vision across a range of genres’. Specific mentions went to her illustration work in A Zero Waste Life, for the beautiful pace created through the book, as well as the cover design for The Arsonist, which one judge called ‘a really striking and clever piece of design’.