Carin Goldberg studied at the Cooper Union School of Art, graduating in 1975. She began her career as a staff designer at CBS Television, CBS Records and Atlantic Records before establishing her own firm, Carin Goldberg Design, in 1982. Over the following two decades she designed hundreds of book jackets for all the major American publishers, including Simon & Schuster, Random House, Farrar Straus & Giroux, and HarperCollins, and dozens of record covers for labels such as Warner Bros., Motown, Nonesuch, Interscope and EMI.
In recent years her work has expanded to publication design and brand consulting; from 2003 to 2004 she was Creative Director at Time Inc. Custom Publishing. Her work has appeared in major exhibitions including ‘Graphic Design in America’ at the Walker Art Center (1989), ‘Mixing Messages’ at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (1996), and ‘Superwoman’ at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum (2002).
Carin is currently president of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and served on its board from 2002 to 2004. She has taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City since 1983, and is the author and designer of Catalog (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2001).