2014 YD Winner



Kalee Jackson

Kalee Jackson is an independent designer based in Auckland. In the past three years she has designed books and book covers for Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Te Papa Press, Mangere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku, City Gallery Wellington, and Auckland University Press. From 2005 to 2011 she was a graphic designer for Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth, where she worked on art books and exhibition catalogues. Prior to that she worked in publication design in Wellington and London, after graduating from Massey University with a Bachelor of Design (Hons).
Judges’ Comments Kalee Jackson’s book designs display restraint and a poetic lightness of touch. In whichever direction she applies herself it is always appropriate, showing a deft understanding of typography and a sensitivity to the imagery and context. Jackson’s is intelligent design and the small cross-section of publication work on display left the judges all wanting to see more.

Title Self-Portrait by Marti Friedlander
Publisher Auckland University Press

Title Home in the Howling Wilderness: Settlers and the Environment in Southern New Zealand by Peter Holland
Publisher Auckland University Press

Title Glen Hayward: I don't want you to worry about me, I have met some Beautiful People by Aaron Lister
Publisher City Gallery Wellington

Book of beasts cover

Title A New Zealand Book of Beasts: Animals in Our Culture, History and Everyday Life by Annie Potts, Philip Armstrong and Deidre Brown
Publisher Auckland University Press

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