KATHLEEN LYNCH is Principal of Black Kat Design, a one-woman design studio specializing in book jacket design. Having earned her BFA in graphic design from the University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts, she began her career as cover designer in New York at Random House, starting in mass-market and expanding to trade paperback and hardcover design. Working next as designer/art director at Carol Publishing, she then went on to art direct the trade list at Oxford University Press. 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.
BLACK KAT DESIGN was established in 2006. Clients include, among others, Algonquin Books, Baker, DaCapo, Encounter, Flatiron Books, Grand Central, Johns Hopkins University Press, Penguin Random House, Oxford University Press, Shambhala, Simon & Schuster, Unbridled Books, University of Texas Press, and numerous self-published authors.