Donna Payne, Creative Director, Faber & Faber, UK

Donna Payne is Creative Director at Faber & Faber, the UK’s leading independent publisher. She heads up a small but brilliantly formed team that thrives on delivering consistently excellent work across a diverse range of genres, often taking inspiration from Faber’s extensive design archive. Donna has art directed many leading illustrators and photographers, and regularly gives talks on Book Design at schools, universities and literary events. She is a passionate advocate for design mentoring, and a more inclusive design industry, discovering and nurturing new talent from all sectors of the creative community. 

Donna will be judging the Commercial Publishing category.