Debra Billson

Senior Designer, Freelance

Melbourne VIC

Debra has been designing books since Roxette had ‘The Look’. She spent her early career creating products for children as an art director and studio manager, until landing her dream job at Penguin Books. For almost a decade, this saw her working across all genres with some of Australia’s highest profile authors, until starting her own business from her Melbourne home-studio in 2007. Whilst having designed everything from children’s board books to cookbooks, Debra’s true love is creating fiction covers (especially YA), and nurturing a small and loyal client-base.

Member since 2014

  • Available for freelance work

Expertise

  • Art Direction
  • Book Design
  • Typography

Selected Awards

  • 2015 Winner, Designer's Choice Book of the Year
  • 2007 Commended, Best Designed Illustrated Book
  • 2007 Commended, Best Designed Cook Book
  • 2006 Finalist, Best Designed Literary Non-fiction Book
  • 2004 Finalist, Best Designed Illustrated Non-fiction Book