Lindsay Starr is a communication designer and an academic currently living in Austin, Texas. She specializes in printed publication design and project management. She provides a range of publishing services that help artists, authors, publishers, and public institutions to produce and disseminate printed publications.


Communication Design
Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas

Communication Design
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas

Thesis and CV available upon request

academic work

Assistant Professor
Texas State University
2018 – Present

Adjunct Lecturer
∙ University of Texas, Austin

FA 2018

∙ St. Edward's University

SP+FA 2017

professional work

Senior Book Designer
University of Texas Press
2008 – 2018

Book Designer
Texas Tech University Press
2004 – 2008

private practices

Cofounder + Creative Director
Cattywampus Press and
Dirty Dark Place
2017 – Present

Lindsay Starr Communication and Book Design
2006 – Present

Available for contract work and commissions.


American Advertising Federation
ADDY Awards

Association of American University Presses (AAUP)
Book, Jacket, and Journal Show

Book Industry Guild of New York
New York Book Show

Nebraska Center for the Book
Nebraska Book Awards

Poster for Tomorrow: Universal Right to Health Care
Top 100 posters exhibition and inclusion in print catalog

Print Magazine
Regional Design Annual, Southwest

The Professional Association for Design (AIGA)
50 Books / 50 Covers

Penguin Random House UK Design Award
Children’s Cover Award Shortlist

Publishers Association of the West (PubWest)
Book Design Awards

The Texas Institute of Letters
Fred Whitehead Award for Design of a Trade Book

College of Fine Arts and Communication, Texas State University
Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year, 2015–2016