Gemma Banks

Freelance Book Designer

Sydney NSW

Gemma Banks is an award-winning book designer based in Sydney. Gemma graduated with a BFA First Class Honours in Graphic Design during which time she interned at Ilam Press designing and printing artist books. From there she worked in-house at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu. Gemma has worked with many New Zealand-based galleries and has also been involved in designing and (risograph) printing a number of award-winning poetry books for Canterbury University Press.

Member since 2018

  • Available for freelance work
  • Available for independent and self-publishing projects

Expertise

  • Book Design
  • Typesetting
  • Typography

Selected Awards

2018 ESJ Fine Arts Traveling Scholarship 2017 University Prize for Creative Arts 2017 Longlist Ockham Book Awards 2016 Finalist PANZ Book Design Awards 2016 Finalist Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards 2016 Bronze Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards 2015 Bronze Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards 2014 Gwendoline Mary Prize in Design