2017 Young Designer Shortlist

Allen & Unwin Young Designer of the Year Award 2017 Shortlist

Congratulations to shortlisted designers: Sam Bunny and Leon Mackie

Click on designer’s image for more information and examples of their work.

Sam Bunny is an award-winning designer based in Auckland. He is currently a UI/UX Designer at Roam Creative working on digital products like apps, websites and animations. Before that, he was a Designer at Penguin Random House, working within print media such as book covers, typesetting, and illustration.

His personal work is often made up of vector based illustration, lettering, and animation. His ongoing style exploration can be found on his Instagram or Dribbble.

After graduating from Massey University School of Design Leon Mackie’s first job was a designer of educational publications for Learning Media limited. He then moved to Melbourne where he designed trade books for Lonely Planet and then as a senior designer at Scholastic Australia in Sydney. Since moving back to New Zealand Leon has worked in both freelance book design and as a senior designer in a busy Wellington design studio