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Left to Right:Carin Goldberg, Intern/Assistant


Studio Size

Small (1-5)

Year founded




Studio Bio/Philosophy

I graduated from Cooper in 1975. I'm a woman. I'm Jewish. I'm a mother. I'm a wife. I'm a sister. I'm famous-ish for designing a zillion book covers and a bunch of album covers. I'm content with the number of awards and honors bestowed on me. I hate philosophies. I love solving problems and making things and having a good time doing it.

The Team

Carin Goldberg Design has 2 people. Of those, 1 is a studio head.

60% of studios are small-sized (1-5 people).

Studio Disciplines

Breakdown of Work

Primary Specialties

  • Books (52)
  • Editorial/Publication Design (51)
  • Illustration (45)

Outside the scope of the studio

  • Broadcast Graphics (27)
  • Environmental Design (4)
  • Exhibition Design (5)
  • Experience Design (12)
  • Industrial Design (35)
  • Information Graphics (4)
  • Interaction Design (13)
  • Mobile Design (16)
  • Motion (35)
  • Product (18)
  • Sound Design (49)
  • Typeface Design (20)
  • Web Design (6)
  • Web Development (43)

Clients’ Industries

  • Media & Publishing (58)
  • Music (28)

Carin Goldberg Design’s Clients

Carin Goldberg, Principle


Age 60, Female, from New York , New York, USA, now lives in Battery Park City, New York City, New York. Formal education is undergraduate degree, primary design education is mentor (Lou Dorfsman).

What’s been the biggest influence on your design career?

Lou Dorfsman, Marilyn Hoffner, Bruce Day, Gene Greif, Paula Scher, Henrietta Condak, James Biber, my students at the School of Visual Arts and my son, Julian Biber all influenced my life and my career in a myriad of ways. All priceless.

Years in Design Industry

38 years

Average: 17 years

Previous Design Employment

Teaching Design

  • School of Visual Arts — 33 years

Board Member on Professional Design Organizations

  • AIGA — 4 years
  • Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) — 4 years

Time spent designing

20% actual

70% desired


The Space

The studio is about 1000 square feet. They’ve been there for 2 years. They share a space with 2 other companies/individuals.

Approximately 167 square feet/person. The average is 210 square feet/person.
37% of studios share a space.

Number of times moved


Total people in space


Carin Goldberg Design: 2, Other: 4

Working Days

Working week

Core hours are 9:30-6:30, with the first in at 9:30am and the last out at 7:00pm.

8% of studios work 30-39 hours/week.
The average is 40-49 hours/week.

Busiest Time of day?


Favorite Typefaces:


Biking to work


127 bikers across all studios

Pick your poison


Overall Noise Level


36% of studios are quiet

Working groups



Encourage freelance work?


Lunch Habits

Eats in small groups

Favorite delivery/take-out: whole foods

Eat out for lunch?

Once a week

Favorite sit-down lunch: All Good Things

Critiquing Process


On-screen reviews