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Carin Goldberg was born in New York City and studied at The Cooper Union School of Art. She began her career as a staff designer at CBS Television, CBS Records and Atlantic Records. She established her own studio in 1982. Her work expanded to book jacket design, publication design, brand consulting, editorial illustration, posters, authorship,  and curation. Carin lectures and exhibits internationally and her work is archived in the permanent collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France,The Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum and the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. In 2009 she received the American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and in 2012 The Cooper Union awarded her the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Medal for distinguished achievement in art. That same year she received The Cooper Union President’s Citation for “exceptional contributions to the field of graphic design … recognizing outstanding citizenship, ethics and social responsibility”. In 2010 a retrospective of her work and career was exhibited at Musée Géo-Charles, Échirolles, France. In 2008 Carin completed a two-year term as president of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. She has been a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale since 1998 and served on its board of directors from 2006-2009. Carin has taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City for 35 years and is one of the first recipients of the Art Directors Club Grandmasters Award for Excellence in Education. In 2014 Carin won the Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize for Design earning a six month fellowship at The American Academy in Rome.

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