Carolyn Eckert

Freelance Book Designer & Brochure Designer

Location:Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
2 Skills
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI
BFA in Graphic Design
Basel School of Design, Basel Switzerland
Winter Session intensive study of color,
photography, and design

professional experience
Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA
May 2012 – Present
Art Director | Responsible for art directing
and designing the covers and interiors for nine books per year on topics including cooking, crafts, sewing, and gardening.

Fairchild Books/Condé Nast, New York, NY
January 2010 – May 2011
Creative Director | Responsible for overseeing and/or designing the covers and interiors of
all of Fairchild’s Fashion and Interior Design books, as well as designing the coffee table title: WWD: 100 Years, 100 Designers for the 100th anniversary of Women’s Wear Daily. Also developed a style guide to improve the design of Fairchild’s books, and oversaw the work of on-staff and outside freelance photo researchers and designers.

Wondertime Magazine, Northampton MA
January 2005 – March 2009
Art Director | Developed the look of the magazine from prototype, to launch, to its close. Art directed and designed covers, features, and departments. Oversaw all photography
and design working closely with the edit staff. Delivered every issue on time and on budget. Hired, trained, and managed a team of eleven art staff members.

Freelance Designer, Northampton MA
November 1991 – Present
Responsible for every aspect of each project from concept through press check. Projects
include logos, invitations, websites, catalogs, and books such as: The McCrindle Gift for
The National Gallery of Art; Jacques Henri Lartigue, The Invention of An Artist, for Princeton
University Press; limited edition letterpress books for artists such as Joel Peter Witkin,
John Dugdale, and Sheila Metzner for 21st: The Journal of Contemporary Photography; as well as Debussy’s Paris for the Smith College Museum of Art, as well as many others.

Impress, Inc., Northampton MA
January 1996 – January 2005
Design Director | Responsible for the design
and look of the start-up magazines, Getaways and The Gardener, as well as the re-design
of Horticulture magazine. Also designed and produced catalogs for the Forum Gallery,
Kolo, and White Flower Farm.

Laundy Rogers Design, New York NY
Designer | Responsible for concept and design development for projects including: Steelcase parent company logos and screen prototype designs for Nynex Operators.

Pellegrini and Associates, New York NY
Designer | responsible for design development and production of printed collateral including the Texaco and American Cyanamid Annual Reports.

The Morgan Bank, New York NY
Freelance Designer | responsible for design development and production of printed in-house collateral.

awards | 2013 AAUP Trade Illustrated book design | 2007 ASME finalist | 2006 ASME finalist | 2006, 2008 Folio Gold Awards
Skills (2) Rating
Book Design
Brochure Design