Karen Greenberg

Karen Greenberg – Designer

Hello! I'm an award-winning illustrator and Grammy® nominated designer with 20+ years in the publishing, arts and entertainment worlds.


Hello, I'm a NYC based, animal loving, coffee drinking, Grammy® nominated designer and illustrator with 20+ years of experience.

My design aesthetic combines minimalism and mid-century influences, while my unique illustration style blends mid-century charm with a touch of childlike wonder and naivety.

If my aesthetics resonate with your you, I would be thrilled to discuss how we can work together, and bring your project to life!

Art Children’s Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Nature
Children's Poetry Romantic Comedy Women's Fiction
  • 3 x 3 Illustration Annual No. 10
  • 3 x 3 Illustration Annual No. 11
  • 3 x 3 Illustration Annual No. 16
  • American Illustration 24

Work experience


Feb, 2007 — Present

My client list includes:
Bantam, Chronicle Books, Crown Publishers, Harper Collins, Penguin Group , Running Press , Simon and Schuster, Sterling Publishing , St. Martins Press, Quadrille Publishing , American Airlines , Delta Sky, Hemispheres | United Airlines , LA Times, The New York Times , PACE Communications , Rodale, Time Out, The Wall Street Journal, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Gevalia Coffee, Hersheys, Ogilvy and Mather, Kleenex, Samsung , Target Stores, Vogue X Mercedes, Japan

Greenberg Kingsley/NYC

Jan, 1990 — Jan, 2007 (about 17 years)

As co-founder and principal of the NYC based design firm Greenberg Kingsley, I spent 17 years specializing in the beauty, music, arts and entertainment worlds. Working with a wide range of clients, including Blue Note Records, Sony Music, Lincoln Center, The Guggenheim Museum, MTV, VH1, Christian Dior, City Parks Foundation and Central Park SummerStage gives me an invaluable breadth of experience. Our projects ranged from CD packaging to logo/identity to cosmetic packaging and museum store products. Our Blue Note Records 20th Anniversary Boxed Set earned us a Grammy® nomination for best boxed set/packaging.


Made with Reedsy

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AN ENGAGING ROMANTIC MYSTERY THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT DOWNWhile flying from Atlanta to Los Angeles, twenty-six-year-old dental hygienist Lexi Lincoln is seated next to the famous and oh-so-hot... read more
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A DELIGHTFUL, FAST-PACED NOVEL ABOUT SELF-DISCOVERY, FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS AND CRAZY, HOT LOVE. (This light and breezy, upbeat story is told through emails, texts, blog entries and other modern... read more
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Falling comes a timely novel about the challenges of starting over.In the Gold Coast town of Highfield, Connecticut, recent divorcée Kit Hargrove ... read more
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Kick back and take five with Glow Guide: Spa, the latest in our easy-access series of little books with big benefits. This charmingly illustrated guide is brimming with ideas for brightening a... read more
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The Jewish Princesses are back, with a refreshing look at Jewish festivals,celebrations and feasts and the central role they play in the life of a Jewish Princess. Taking a typically upbeat lo... read more
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Even busy days are filled with opportunities for affirming, rejuvenating, and calming meditations. The 60 simple ideas in Glow Guide: Meditation show readers how to slow down and relax, right ... read more
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Engaging both body and mind, yoga improves balance, promotes fitness, and enhances energy and concentration. Glow Guide: Yoga is a great beginner's handbook and a lasting pocket reference, off... read more
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Promises to KeepPROMISES TO KEEP by Green, Jane (Author) on Jun-15-2010 Hardcover

Jane (Author) on Jun-15-2010 Hardcover Promises to Keep PROMISES TO KEEP by Green

Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee.
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Falling comes a novel about marrying your dream man—and his mother. When Ellie meets Dan, she thinks she’s found the perfect man, complete with a ... read more
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Second Chance

Jane Green

When tragedy strikes, four friends reunite in this life-affirming tale from the New York Times bestselling author of Falling. In school, Tom, Holly, Saffron, Paul, and Olivia were the best of ... read more
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Swapping Lives

Jane Green

The New York Times bestselling author of Falling presents a charming transatlantic take on trading places... Being director of Poise! magazine affords Vicky Townsley a glamorous London life. S... read more
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Kick off your high heels, make sure you are sitting comfortably, the Jewish Princess is going to show you how to be fabulous. Following the success of their cookery books, the Jewish Princess ... read more
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The ultimate guide to manners in the real world! Is it rude to keep checking your phone during lunch with a friend? Are handwritten thank-you notes still necessary? A respected etiquette coach... read more

Karen has 6 reviews





Michael W.

Michael W.

Feb, 2024

Karen was not only professional but a lot of fun to work with. She understood what I had in mind and was able to hit it pretty close on the first draft. She has an amazing eye for color and balance and I relied on her expertise and experience for some decisions. I'm very happy with the final product and look forward to receiving the printed copy!
Karen G.
Thank you Michael! It was a pleasure, and a lot of fun to work with you as well. I really appreciate the opportunity to work on such a lovely project!
Otto S.

Otto S.

Nov, 2023

This was my third book. My first book design was with a Reedsy book designer and she did a great job. My next two book designs were with Karen. Was a little worried, because it is a mystery-thriller. Nothing like her previous designs. And I didn't have clue of what I wanted. She threw a touchdown in the first minute of the first quarter (three days). An amazing design that captured the essence...
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Otto S.

Otto S.

Oct, 2023

Working with Karen was a great experience. She completed the work by her target dates. And went the extra mile to make sure things were perfect. Easy to communicate. Accessible. And I am going to have her design my next book cover ASAP.
Kateryna A.

Kateryna A.

May, 2021

Karen made an amazing cover for my book, and I'm very happy with the collaboration. Karen understood what I was looking for and the results exceeded my expectations. I would gladly work with Karen in the future and would recommend her to anyone looking for an artist with a unique creative vision, an authentic style, and perfect communication.
Satoko S.

Satoko S.

Feb, 2019

I had a wonderful time working with Karen. Not only she is a talented artist, she is an excellent communicator. A very capable and reliable person. I can't wait to work with her again.

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