Caroline Teagle Johnson

Caroline Teagle Johnson – Designer

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I'm a Brooklyn-based graphic designer with a passion for book covers. I love the challenge of distilling the feeling of a story into a cover design that conveys its mood. I pride myself on my ability to grasp an author's intentions and translate them into a visual experience. As an Art History major I have a deep knowledge of aesthetics and vast visual references to draw upon. I have years of experience working across a wide variety of genres designing eye-catching, effective covers. My published work includes books in the following categories: Non-Fiction, Memoir, Mystery/Thriller, Literary & Commercial Fiction, and Romance. I have a keen eye for images and typography an expert-level skill in digital manipulation. Other strengths include illustration, hand-lettering, and motion graphics.
Biographies & Memoirs Entertainment True Crime
Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction
  • BA in Art History and Studio Art, College of Charleston

Work experience

Penguin Publishing Group

Jul, 2021 — Present


Oct, 2018 — Jul, 2021 (over 2 years)

Penguin Random House

Dec, 2014 — Present

Book cover design across a diverse list including non-fiction, women's fiction, romance, mystery/thriller, commercial fiction, and memoir. Skills include typography, hand-lettering, digital manipulation/illustration, photo retouching, and image research.

Random House

Dec, 2012 — Dec, 2014 (about 2 years)

Book cover design with a focus on eBooks and in-house production of promotional content using video, design, and motion graphics (see my website for examples of video work).

Caroline Teagle has 93 reviews





David W.

David W.

Apr, 2024

I've used Caroline's cover design services for years and she somehow manages to always raise the bar of excellence. She's not only a brilliant designer, she's also smart and strategic, very collaborative, always on schedule and just plain great to work with. I've worked with other cover designers and Caroline is just on a higher level. Can I give ten stars?
David W.

David W.

Dec, 2022

I can't say enough great things about Caroline. Her work is impeccable. Her professionalism is outstanding. Her responsiveness is always quick. And her collaborative spirit is inspiring. She's the absolute best and she's elevated each of my books with her keen design sense.
Barbara F.

Barbara F.

Dec, 2022

This is the second time working with Caroline Teagle Johnson. I can not say enough that she is a dream designer who seems to know what is going on in the brain we use to create our manuscripts. We give her a few ideas to work with and she delivers perfection. Her formatting skills are also top-notch work. She is caring and considerate, answering any and all questions promptly. I am very grate...
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Person T.

Person T.

Apr, 2022

good job
Sara H.

Sara H.

Apr, 2022

This is the third project I've worked with Caroline on. Her work is excellent, her communication is solid, and every cover gets comments from the reader community. She's also patient, kind, and doesn't mind answering questions or looking for ways to do little unique things that make my author brain happy.

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