Alimentum: The Literature of Food
Benu Press
Berkley Production, Penguin Group
Cambridge University Press
Cricket Magazine
Dutton Children's Books
Farrar, Strauss, Giroux
Marsh Hawk Press
Oxford University Press, ESL
St. Martin's Press
University of North Texas Press
University of Pennsylvania Press

As well as for individual authors needing a map.


“Claudia is a wonderful illustrator.  I know that when I commission her to create a map that she’ll take the time to get every detail just right. Not only does Claudia create accurate and detailed maps, but she adds just the right ornamental touches to make each one unique and special.”

Tiffany Estreicher
Design Manager
Berkley Production | Penguin Group

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“Claudia's work as a graphic designer at Oxford University Press always inspired me. I was often dazzled by her ability to see outside the box with regard to cover designs in particular. Claudia is highly skilled at incorporating the right typeface with the right photograph or artwork to attain the desired effect. Claudia's work always stood out among the book designs for the ESL division of OUP.”

Mia Gomez, former Senior Designer, Oxford University Press
worked directly with Claudia at Claudia Graphics, 2009-2010

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“Though Claudia comes out of the book world, she's one of my go-to designers for web projects. Her work is always creative, nuanced and professional and she's easy to work with.”

Ernest Lilley 
hired Claudia as a Graphic/Web Designer in 2008, and hired Claudia more than once

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“Claudia Carlson is both an expert graphic designer and book designer. She is art director for Marsh Hawk Press. She also designs books and a variety of design needs. I have worked with her on author photo portraits which she skillfully designed into book jackets. People to whom I have referred Claudia have been happy with the results. Claudia is a total professional who is also good at putting people at their ease. She creates stunning book jackets, brochures and advertisements. Claudia is the all around pro.And always meets a deadline. I highly recommend her."

Lynn Saville, photographer


Alimentum came in 1st place in the quality paperback series design category at the 23rd annual Bookbinders' Guild 2009 New York Book Show.

All Screwed Up written by Steve Fellner, published by Benu Press, was a finalist in the Benjamin Franklin Award for Gay/Lesbian book 2010. I designed cover and interior and created a mobile for the cover. Named in honor of America's most cherished publisher/printer, the Benjamin Franklin Awards™ recognizes excellence in independent publishing. Publications, grouped by genre are judged on editorial and design merit by top practitioners in each field. The judges wrote:

"Great use of creative and professional photography and photographic art. Original approach, innovative, intriguing the reader at a glance. I especially like the use of the title imagery on the back cover, and how the accolades are arranged in the window."
"Great cover. Instantly makes me want to pick it up. Good use of illustration. It says it all."