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ABDA Awards 2020 Student Finalist Tara Cosgrave-Perry

Book cover designed by Tara Cosgrove-Perry, ABDA Awards Student Finalist 2020

This year marks our first year as a sponsor for the Australian Book Designer’s Association Awards and it represents our commitment in supporting and showcasing the work of emerging designers. Our category for 2020 was ‘Best Student Design Award’ and four very talented designers from Shillington were chosen as finalists—Rommey Watts, Laura Tournier, Tara Cosgrave-Perry and Molly Keene. We wanted to take this opportunity to get to know these talented designers a little more and to dive a deeper into the processes behind their cover designs. Let’s say hello to Tara Cosgrave-Perry!

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ABDA Awards 2020 | Student Finalist Laura Tournier

Book cover designed by Laura Tournier

This year marks our first year as a sponsor for the Australian Book Designer’s Association Awards and it represents our commitment in supporting and showcasing the work of emerging designers. Our category for 2020 was ‘Best Student Design Award’ and four very talented designers from Shillington were chosen as finalists—Rommey Watts, Laura Tournier, Tara Cosgrave-Perry and Molly Keene. We wanted to take this opportunity to get to know these talented designers a little more and to dive a deeper into the processes behind their cover designs. Let’s say hello to Laura Tournier!

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ABDA Awards 2020 | Student Finalist Rommey Watts

Book cover designed by Rommey Watts

This year marks our first year as a sponsor for the Australian Book Designer’s Association Awards and it represents our commitment in supporting and showcasing the work of emerging designers. Our category for 2020 was ‘Best Student Design Award’ and four very talented designers from Shillington were chosen as finalists—Rommey Watts, Laura Tournier, Tara Cosgrave-Perry and Molly Keene.

We wanted to take this opportunity to get to know these talented designers a little more and to dive a deeper into the processes behind their cover designs.

Let’s say hello to Rommey Watts!

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Life after LJ with Celestia Sadeli

Life after LJ with Celestia Sadeli

 

With just under a year in-between the start of this issue and the end of issue seven we thought it would be a good time to catch-up with the recent graduates of issue seven. Celestia Sadeli shares with us what it’s been like entering into the design industry and her journey getting there.

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Cover Story: Issue Eight

The cover for Ligature Journal is probably our most playful cover design to date. In the world of magazine design so much occurs on a computer screen before it translates into print.

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An Industry Awards Night

Photo by Jono Searle/Getty Images for AGDA

 

Late last year I, my partner, and our one staff member attended a design industry awards night, the AGDA Awards for 2019. It’s only the second time in a career spanning nearly 30 years that I have been, the first was the year before. (It’s also only about the fifth time we have ever entered work.)

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Say hello to the team of issue nine!

Left to right: Stella Ho, Thy Mai, Julia Favaloro, Huy Nguyen, Georgia Urie, Samantha Jones and Helen Yu.

We are very excitedly starting on the third instalment of our three edition series of the magazine and before our team gets knee-deep in work there are introductions to be had! For issue nine we have graduates and students from UTS, UNSW and Billy Blue, lets meet Georgia Urie, Helen Yu, Huy Nguyen, Julia Favaloro, Samantha Jones, Stella Ho and Thy Mai to get to know them a little better.

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A Year of Making

 

A Year of Making

Being creative requires effort, and a constant flow of new ideas. If you are a designer, and I presume you are, you will know this. Keeping up the flow of new ideas is hard as well and it is possible to lose that stream. When this happens you need to find a way to refresh the source of ideas.

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The team of issue eight!

 

As we are now well under way working on the next issue of Ligature Journal, we thought we’d take a moment to introduce our newest team to you. This team is made up of students from UTS and UNSW (a first for us). So, let’s get to know them! From left to right we have: Queenie Chan, Diana Vo, Rachel Holt, Jisu Im and Lydia Morgan.

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Annette Harcus’ advice for young designers

Annette Harcus advice for young designers

 

In a recent sit-down with Annette Harcus, we took the chance to ask for her advice for young designers, this is what she told us…

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