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.




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 TV star, Sebastian Hawk. During their flight they enjoy several rou... read more
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 communications so you can put it down and pick it back up at any po... read more
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 has joyfully exchanged the requisite diamond studs and Persian rugs ... read more
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 any day with the simple pleasures of the spa. From time-saving quicki... read more
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 look at the Jewish calendar, this book brings festival foods into the ... read more
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 here, right now. Absolute beginners will find that the step-by-step ... read more
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, offering more than 50 poses, from basic postures to more complex variat... read more
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.
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 loving, close-knit family. Having lost her own mother young, Ellie l... read more
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 friends. Twenty years later, they’re barely more than strangers. But... read more
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. She has everything she wants—except marriage, children, and a house i... read more
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 is now reaching new heights with this guide to lifestyle with a smil... read more
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 solves these modern dilemmas and more-including issues unique to ou... read more

Karen has 3 reviews





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.
kellie C.

kellie C.

Jun, 2017

It was great to work with Karen- she is very talented and I am thrilled with the result.

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