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Kathleen Lynch

Kathleen Lynch - Designer

Shelter Island, NY, United States

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


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 for trade books at Oxford University Press. Black Kat Design was established in 2006. Along the way, she 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, Da Capo Press, Encounter Books, Grand Central, Johns Hopkins University Press, Penguin Random House, Shambhala, Unbridled Books, and many self-published authors.

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


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

Work experience


Black Kat Design

October, 2006 – Present (about 10 years)

Art Director

Oxford University Press

May, 1996 – October, 2006 (over 10 years)

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