So you want my arts job: book designer

Text Publishing’s design director WH Chong discusses the ingredients for a great book cover.
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WH Chong with his portrait of novelist Michelle de Kretser, which was acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in early 2015. Image George Dunford.

If you have stepped into a bookshop or library in the last decade, you have probably seen WH Chong’s work.

Chong is an artist, book designer, and the long-time design director at Text Publishing, where he also designed the logo. He’s won a stack of awards for his cover designs, which include Sarah Krasnostein’s The Trauma Cleaner and Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project.

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