Sarah Nichole Kaufman

Associate Art Director

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Work Experience

HarperCollins Children's Publishers

Associate Art Director, Art Department

• Conceptualize and design original book packaging for middle grade and young adult fiction for hard cover and paperback imprints
• Develop visual concepts with the Editorial department
• Select and work with photographers and illustrators to commission original art work
• Organize and oversee photo shoots
• Oversee interior book design from manuscript to bound book
• Color correct and review production proofs
• Lead multiple projects and help the art director through a standard vision for artistic excellence
October 2016 - New York, New York, United States

HarperCollins Children's Publishers

Senior Designer, Art Department

• Oversee and design interiors, covers and jackets for both young adult and middle grade novels
• Organize and oversee photo shoots
• Commission and maintain contact with photographers and illustrators
• Work with editors, publishers, production, managing editorial and art director from concept to finished product
December 2011 - October 2016 New York, United States

HarperCollins Children's Publishers

Senior Designer—Integrated Marketing

• Print Project Design: in-store displays; teaching guides; event kits; advertisements in various trade and consumer magazines; brochures; and posters for national trade shows, author tours, and in-store events
• Digital Project Design: social media landing page design; microsite window dressings; online contest badges and icons; booktrailers; animated banner ads; and integrated e-book ads
• Create style and branding guides for seasonal publishing events
• Ongoing collaboration with the Online Department overseeing design direction of inter-company Facebook profiles, horizontal websites, and application software
November 2007 - December 2011 New York, New York, United States


St. Edwards University

Communication, Media Design

Studio classes include: Figure Drawing, Color Theory, Art History, Film Editing (Adobe Premiere), Digital Design (Quark, Photoshop, and Illustrator) and Music Theory
August 1998 - May 2002 Austin, Texas, United States


English (Native),



First Place | Art Direction | YA Graphic Novel | The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel



Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop,