Donna Payne

Creative Director

Faber & Faber


I am Faber & Faber's Creative Director. Since graduating in 1993, I have worked in most areas of publishing design. Beginning my career as a freelance non-fiction designer of Illustrated Books and progressing to a Senior Design role in Children's publishing. My move into freelance Trade Fiction Design lead to my joining Faber as Art Director in 2005, creating an in-house team that thrives on delivering consistently excellent work across a diverse range of genres, often taking inspiration from Faber's extensive archive and Berthold Wolpe's great legacy. I have Art Directed many leading photographers and illustrators and regularly present lectures on Book Design to students and at literary events. Along side book cover design I take great pleasure in developing and managing Faber's visual brand in print and online.




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