Jenny Grigg

Jenny Grigg is an award winning Australian graphic designer. After graduating from the University of Technology in 1989, Jenny worked for 10 years as an editorial art director in Sydney, at Rolling Stone Magazine and HQ Magazine. Jenny then took on the role as the art director of MTV Australia and commenced her extensive freelance career with work in the advertsing, publishing and music industries.
Jenny lived in London in 2003 where she worked at Pentagram and designed book covers for Faber & Faber. On her return to Australia, Jenny took an inhouse role as the creative director of Harper Collins Publishers in Sydney and continued
to design for notable authors including Paul Auster and Peter Carey. Jenny has won numerous awards (Young Designer of the year in 1996
& 2002) and her art directionhas been published by Communication Arts in the United States. Her design and illustration has been published in many design annuals in Europe and the UK, (including Eye Magazine and Faber’s 80th year anniversary edition “Eighty Years of Book Cover Design”).
Her work has been exhibited in Australia and Europe and in 2007 she was nominated by Vince Frost for AGI membership in Zurich.
2010-2012
Powerhouse Museum Sydney ‘Cover Strory: 60 years of Australian book design’, 14 May – 30 November 2012 Curated by Anne-Marie Van de Ven. Exhibition showcase displaying a selection of my book designs and process materials alongside Harry Williamson’s designs for the literary journal ‘Heat’.

Speaker agIdeas International Design Conference 2012 Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre

Creative Fellow
State Library Victoria 2011; Researching the creative process of book design
2006-2009
Clients Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane, Penguin Australia, Random House Australia, Harper Collins Publishers Australia, Murdoch Books Australia Lindhardt og Ringhof Copenhagen, Danfoss Denmark, Faber & Faber London

2004-2005
Inhouse creative director Harper Collins Publishing Sydney

2000-2003
Clients Pentagram London, Faber and Faber, Corporate ID plus Peter Carey’s backlist designs University of Queensland Press

1998-2000
Inhouse Art Director HQ Magazine
ACP Publishing Sydney

1997-1998
Inhouse Art Director MTV Australia Village Roadshow Sydney

1993-1997
Inhouse Art Director
Rolling Stone Magazine
Next Media Sydney

1985-1989
Visual Communications Degree Bachelor of Art in Design
University of Technology Sydney