An educational activity book to help manage anxiety won the Best Designed Educational Primary / Secondary Book award at the 2018 ABDA Awards. A collaborative effort, Leonardo Rocker and Lisa Diebold take us through this three year project. Read more
Designing ‘In the Dark Spaces’
Connecting to a manuscript and channeling that emotion into a cover design, Astred Hicks of Design Cherry shares how the dazzling and dark cover for ‘In the Dark Spaces’ came to be. It went on to win…
Designing ‘The Gulf’
A winning combination of collage, paint and hand lettering resulted in this year’s design for Best Literary Fiction Cover at the 2018 ABDA Awards. Designer Emily O’Neill talks us through her process and shares some designs that didn’t make…
Designing ‘The Student’
ABDA member and vice-president Alissa Dinallo takes us through the design of her award winning cover for ‘The Student’, joint winner of the Booktopia Best Designed Commercial Fiction Cover at the 2018 ABDA awards. The process…
Q & A with Frank Stillitano
Frank Stillitano is the Creative Director at Flux Visual Communication, an Adelaide based graphic design studio that has been working collaboratively with marketing professionals to develop creative and effective communication projects since 2003. His…
The Hot Desk #4: morning routines of book designers
We continue to peek into members’ work spaces and routines: today two Sydney-based freelancers.
Q & A with Charmaine Cave
Charmaine Cave is a Perth based book designer and owner of Cave Design, the graphic design studio she founded in 1997. She’s been involved in the WA branch of AGDA for many years, serving as their president from…
Designer/Typesetter for Black Inc.
Black Inc. is seeking an experienced designer/typesetter to join their busy team on a part-time or full-time basis (to be negotiated), based in Carlton, Victoria. Reporting to the Head of Production, this role supports the editorial, sales and marketing…
The Judging Process with Coralie Bickford-Smith
Award-winning book designer Coralie Bickford-Smith shares her thoughts on design, awards and the judging process after being our international judge for 2018.
Q & A with Hazel Lam
Hazel Lam is one of two designers shortlisted in the Emerging Designer of the Year category for the Australian Book Design Awards 2018. Before the winner is announced on Friday 25 May at The Craft…