Anna Brown (designer)

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Anna Brown is a New Zealand typographer, book designer, and the director of Toi Āria,[1] an initiative that explores design for public good[2] based at Massey University College of Creative Arts.

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Brown completed her Master of Design (MDes) degree at Massey University in 2012.[3]

Career[edit | hide | edit source]

Brown has worked with many publishers, including Victoria University Press, Te Papa Press, and Random House.[4] She was formerly Director of Open Lab,[5] a studio within the School of Design at Massey University. Brown is also Chair of the board of Massey University Press.[6][7]

In 2017, Brown and her collaborator Jo Bailey won the Publishers' Association of New Zealand Book Design Award for Best Non-Illustrated book with Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand.[8] The following year, Brown was on the judging panel for the awards.[9]

She is currently an Associate Professor at the Massey University College of Creative Arts, where she is Director of Projects and Partnerships.[10]

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