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Kathleen Lynch

Kathleen Lynch - Designer

Shelter Island, United States

Principal at Black Kat Design, a one-woman design studio specializing in book cover design


Reviews (2)

Kathleen Lynch is principal of Black Kat Design, a one-woman design studio specializing in book cover design. Having started her career as cover designer at Random House, she then went on to Art Director the trade list at Oxford University Press. Black Kat Design was established in 2006. Kathleen has designed thousands of book covers and won acclaim. Her work combines a love of books, a passion for typography and an eye for the unusual. Clients include, among others, Algonquin Books, Baker Books, DaCapo Press, Encounter Books, Grand Central, Johns Hopkins University Press, Penguin Random House, Shambhala Publications, Unbridled Books, and many successful self-published authors.

Architecture Art Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Design Health & wellbeing History Photography
Christian Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Literature Poetry


  • AAUP
  • The New York Book Show
  • Print Regional Design Annual

Work experience


Black Kat Design
October, 2006 – Present (about 11 years)

Art Director

Oxford University Press
May, 1996 – October, 2006 (over 10 years)

Kathleen has 2 reviews


Alexandria Blaelock

Kathleen listens, creates on-point concepts, and responds quickly and clearly. Her care and attention to detail made a potentially difficult process smooth and easy. I'm charmed and delighted by the final cover.

, October 2017


Very easy to work with and through. She took the time to read the MS, consult with me on concepts and over delivered on what she had promised. I had a tough decision picking just one cover.

, July 2017

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