Professional Individual Membership

ABDA exists to support
Australian book designers –
to promote their work to, and connect with, the broader publishing community.


  • Open to Book Designers living and working in Australia
  • Showcase your Portfolio on ABDA’s website featuring up to 10 images, biography, links and contact details 
  • Access to Members-only discounts on seminars, workshops, events, training and annual Book Design Awards
  • Discounted entry prices to the for annual Book Design Awards submissions
  • Eligible to vote at the ABDA AGM
  • Eligible to vote on Designers’ Choice Awards at the annual Book Design Awards
  • Eligible to join the ABDA Committee
  • Participation in ABDA’s digital Showcases
  • Members-only discounts from Partner Organisations


Annual Professional Individual Membership costs $50

This Membership is exclusively for professional Book Designer / Creatives.

Professional Creatives are book designers, art directors, illustrators, photographers, typesetters or typographers whose body of work is based 80% or more in the Australian Book Publishing industry

For information about Company Memberships please contact us.

The Australian Book Designers Association is a dynamic network for industry professionals. We run the annual Australian Book Design Awards, the oldest design awards in the country, and we are working to establish and maintain a national book design archive. This website provides a virtual home for our members, offering news, forums, educational events and more.

Our Professional Individual Membership is exclusively for book designers and professional book creatives, including book illustrators, book typographers, typesetters and book photographers whose body of work is based 80% or more in the Australian Book Publishing industry.

Membership form

1 Your details
2 Payment