ABOUT


Sandy has been a freelance book designer since 2006.

Prior to freelancing, Sandy was an in-house designer for more than a decade at Penguin Books Australia, working on projects mostly within the Lantern imprint.

Currently Sandy works across all genres but mostly, adult fiction and non-fiction. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2010, Sandy started an industry blog about book design
to initiate conversation and the sharing of ideas and observations between designers and others affiliated within the local publishing industry.

You can read that first blog post here:
http://aboutbookdesign.blogspot.com/2010/06/hello-and-welcome.html

Sandy has been a guest speaker and/or panel member at Sydney Writers' Festival, Melbourne Writers' Festival, Clunes BooktownWilliamstown Writers' Festival and several tertiary institutions.

She has been a judge for the Australian Publishing Association Book Design Awards and the Illustrators Australia Awards.

In 2011, Sandy was inducted into the Australian Publishing Association Joyce Thorpe Nicholson Hall of Fame, in recognition for her services to the publishing industry.

In 2014, Sandy was a founding committee member of the Australian Books Designers' Association.

In 2016, Sandy was selected to be involved in the project by Jane Connory, Invisible: Women in Australian Graphic Design, which explores under-recognised women who've made a significant contribution within graphic design in Australia.