JW Newsflash!

New artist prints now available over at Lamington Drive! • Be sure to check out our instagram and blog for all the latest JW news.

Blog View all artists

Allison Colpoys

Part of

The Perch

Allison Colpoys is a freelance book designer, illustrator, and a lover of pattern and typography. Previously she worked at Penguin Books Australia and has won a number of APA design awards, including the Young Designer of the Year award in 2009.


Allison Colpoys.

Place of Birth:

Darwin, Australia.

Currently Living in:

Melbourne, Australia.

Train, bus, bike, or other:

Train, tram and feet.

What's the most important object in your studio?

My plants.

Paper or Plastic?


If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?

Cy Twombly.

Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.

It's boring, but I'd probably just 'fess up.

Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?

Yeah, Leon!?

How much wood would a woodchuck chick if a woodchuck could chuck wood?


Favourite client so far?

Penguin Books Australia.

Favourite imaginary client?

Menguin Nooks Lustralia.

How does your mother describe your profession?

I think she would say I'm a book designer.

Coffee or tea?


What's your earliest drawing memory?

Making a huge picture book in grade 3 with my friend Angela titled, 'Mangrove Madness'. We thought it was ahh-mazing!

How do you prefer to spend your mornings?

Drinking coffee.

Contact Jacky Winter

  • AU+61 3 8060 9745
  • US+1 646 797 2761
  • UK+44 20 8144 9874

The Jacky Winter Group and SEA are members of the AOI and AOP respectively and abides by the required code of practice for artist agents.

Subscribe to the JW newsletter