Salon and Exhibition Opening
Type Directors Club, New York
February 5, 2020
She Designs Books celebrates two years of recognizing women designers working in book publishing with speakers and an exhibition at Type Directors Club.
Art directors and book cover designers Catherine Casalino, Cassie Gonzales, and Julianna Lee present their book covers, discuss their design process, and explore how designers navigate the cover-approval process.
The She Designs Books Celebrates Two Years exhibition features posters of the best-loved covers featured on the She Designs Books Instagram feed over the last two years.
Catherine Casalino is the principal and creative director of Casalino Design Inc, an independent design company in New York City focusing on print, book design, and branding. Casalino Design Inc’s clients include Penguin Random House, A+E Networks, Simon & Schuster, IBM, W. W. Norton, HarperCollins, Hachette Book Group, Epic Media, and The New York Times. Catherine has worked in-house at Grand Central Publishing, Random House, and Simon & Schuster as an art director and designer, and she began her career at Rodrigo Corral Design.
Cassie Gonzales is an Associate Designer at Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Books for Young Readers and Roaring Brook Press at Macmillan Children’s, designing middle grade and young adult novels (with the occasional picture book thrown in). Prior to her time at Macmillan, she worked at Little Brown Books for Young Readers, and held internships at HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, and Macmillan in both adult and children’s design departments. She is a semi-recent graduate of Pratt Institute with a BFA in Graphic Design, a regular at the Type Directors Club Type Thursdays, and was a judge for the New York Book Show in children’s book design last year.
Julianna Lee is currently Art Director at Little, Brown and Company, where she has worked for 15 years. She graduated from Barnard College with a Sociology major and also enrolled in Parsons School of Design AAS program. Her work has been recognized by the AIGA 50/50 Books and Print Design.
About She Designs Books
She Designs Books was founded by Nicole Caputo and Anne Twomey in January 2018 and has over 7,000 followers on Instagram.
This show features work by 22 designers:
Robin Biradello, Nicole Caputo, Catherine Casalino, Donna Cheng, Cassie Gonzalez, Kimberly Glyder, Olga Grlic, Grace Han , Janet Hansen , Jan Heuer, Linda Huang, Laywan Kwan, Marcie Lawrence, Juliana Lee, Emily Mahon, Anna Morrison, Mumtaz Mustafa , Joanna O’Neill, June Park , Allison Saltzman , Nicole Seeback, Anne Twomey, Rachel Wiley
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