Emerging Designer of the Year

The Emerging Designer of the Year award, previously titled Young Designer of the Year, is presented annually at the Australian Book Design Awards. To be considered for Emerging Designer of the Year the applicant must have no greater than 5 years experience working as a book designer.

 

2018   Hazel Lam
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2017   Andy Warren
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2016   Murray Batten
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2015   Alissa Dinallo
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2014   Kirby Armstrong
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2013   Evi Oetomo
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2012   Hannah Robinson
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2011   Emily O’Neill
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2010   Adam Laszczuk
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2009   Allison Colpoys
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2008   Reuben Crossman
Sponsored by Hachette Livre Australia

2007   Nanette Backhouser
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2006   Natalie Winter
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2005   Not awarded

2004   Miriam Rosenbloom
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2003   Christa Moffitt
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2002   Ellie Exarchos
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2001   Not awarded

2000   Gerry Theoharis
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1999   Danie Pout
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1998   Visnja Brdar
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1997   Chris Holt & Melanie Calabretta
Sponsored by The Australian Book Connection

1996   Jenny Grigg
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1995   Patricia Ansell
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1994   Joanne Miller
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1992   Visnja Brdar
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1991   John Douglass
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1990   Dimitrios Frangoulis
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1989   No award given

1988   Susie Agoston-O’Connor
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1987   Deborah Brash 
Sponsored by Weldon Hardie

1986   Leonie Bremer-Kamp
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1985   Diane Quick
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1984   Zoë Gent-Murphy
Sponsored by James Hardie

1983   Sarah Laffey
Sponsored by James Hardie

 

The previous qualifier for Young Designer of the Year was to be aged 30 years and under.