Mietta Yans

Mietta Yans – Designer

I am a Big Five book designer with a love for bright, graphic and punchy design!


I have over 7 years' experience designing within the publishing industry, working for top global publishers such as HarperCollins Publishers, Pan Macmillan, Hardie Grant Publishing, Bonnier Publishing and more.

In both 2022 and 2023, I had the honour of being shortlisted for the Australian Book Design Association's Emerging Designer of the Year award.

I love to collaborate and am here to create your perfect design. Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss potential projects!

Biographies & Memoirs Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Inspirational Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Romance Picture Books Women's Fiction
  • Australian Book Design Association: 2022 Shortlisted, Emerging Designer of the Year
  • Australian Book Design Association: 2023 Shortlisted, Emerging Designer of the Year
  • Bachelor of Design: Communication Design

Work experience

HarperCollins Publishers

Apr, 2021 — Present

Hardie Grant Publishing

Jan, 2019 — Apr, 2021 (over 2 years)


Jan, 2016 — Present



Genevieve Novak

When do you stop starting over? The sparkling new novel from the author of No Hard Feelings. Getting over someone is not that difficult. All you have to do is focus on every negative thing about them for the rest of your life until you forget to stop actively ... read more
Cult Sando

Jimmy Callaway

The expert guide to sandwich perfection. In Japan, you'll find sando everywhere: on convenience store shelves, Shinkansen menus and even vending machines.Like hambagu, karēraisu and korokke, they are part of the culinary food group known as yōshoku (Western fo... read more
Wow It's All A Lot

Samuel Leighton-Dore

A heartfelt celebration of not quite having life figured out. This is a book for anyone going through a tough time.It's about celebrating the middle bits - the messy, awkward, uncomfortable bits - while navigating our way through the uncertainties of life. Whe... read more
A fearless, frank and funny memoir about reinventing the rules of parenting Sean had wanted to be a mum since the age of four, when he fell in love with Mrs Potts, the motherly teapot in Beauty and the Beast. But there was just one problem: he was not, in fact... read more
The highs and heartbreak of caring for the animals we love You never know who or what is going to walk, crawl or slither through the doors of veterinary hospital...Clumsy Luna the Greyhound and her fragile front legs; the tortoise in need of a prosthetic leg; ... read more
Before Dementia

Dr Kate Gregorevic

About preventing, preparing, coping How do I know if I have dementia, and how will I live with it if I do? Can people with dementia consent to sex? Can they choose euthanasia for their future selves? And can we prevent or push back its onset?Chances are you kn... read more

Peter van Onselen

The inside story of Labor's return to power. Anthony Albanese's 2022 election victory was the most consequential in decades. As well as ending a 'lost decade' of conservative rule and bringing Labor into Federal power for the first time since 2013, it ushered ... read more
Big Love

Brooke Blurton

A raw, moving and uplifting memoir about courage, resilience and the transformative power of love, from one of Australia's most captivating personalities'Powerful, heartbreaking and beautiful ... a story of incredible triumph fuelled by love and compassion' Os... read more
How women can lead the way in the climate emergency 'Natalie Isaacs takes us into still unused potential we have as women and shows us how to live climate responsibility in our daily lives.' Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework C... read more
THE CULT AUSTRALIAN FINANCE BESTSELLER NOW UPDATED WITH THE LASTEST TAX CHANGES. Ever wondered how the wealthy seem to pay less tax than the average person? As the saying goes, there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. While tax may be a bori... read more
Prep, plan, shop and $ave ... and solve the daily dinner dilemma15 weeks of inspiring meal plans, invaluable shopping lists and over 100 delicious recipes Never worry about what's for dinner again, and save your precious time - and money! - with Paulene Christ... read more
No Hard Feelings

Genevieve Novak

Hungover, underpaid and overwhelmed, this isn't where Penny expected to be as she reached her late twenties. A sharp, smart and witty look at adulting - Fleabag meets Sorrow and Bliss with a splash of Dolly Alderton.'No Hard Feelings is clever, funny and surpr... read more
The official inside story from the cast and exclusive untold secrets from one of the most beloved Australian series in television history Epic shiv fights. Shocking deaths. Lethal hotshots. Betrayals so brutal they send fans into meltdown. This is Wentworth Co... read more
Books that Made Us

Carl Reinecke

A cultural history of Australia told through our fiction. Australia's novels lie at the heart of the country. Capturing everyday lives and exceptional dreams, they have held up a mirror to the nation, reflecting the good and the bad. In this companion book to ... read more
The icon and legend at last tells his story his way -- without the boring bits Paul Hogan first appeared on Australia's screens in 1971 as a 'tap-dancing knife thrower' on TV talent show New Faces. The then father of four and Sydney Harbour Bridge rigger from ... read more
Gone Bush

Paul Kilgour

The story of a wanderer, long-distance tramper and hut-bagging legend. Paul Kilgour was bitten by the tramping bug early. He began going on epic trips as a young boy, beyond the farm and along the coast. During these wanderings, he met old folk living simply i... read more

Mietta has 2 reviews





David M.

David M.

Oct, 2023

I loved Mietta's designs and her willing spirit to keep tweaking things if need be, even though I don't think we needed to do that much overall. She grasped what we were looking for and so appreciate her continued follow through. Design work can take a lot of steps and sometimes it's not over right away. Thanks so much.
Vicky D.

Vicky D.

Aug, 2023

I am very grateful to have Mietta design for me. She listened to my requests, added her skilled creativity and was incredibly patient. Really happy with the finished product - thank you!

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