COO/Art Director

A graduate of New York’s prestigious Parsons School of Design, Karen Cronin began her career in that city at Interiors magazine, where she worked under the direction of Colin Forbes at Pentagram and rose to the position of Art Director.

Leaving Interiors, Cronin moved to Singer Design, a small-but-feisty startup ad agency. At Singer Design, she worked on projects for an eclectic variety of clients, ranging from Bloomingdale’s to American Express Publishing to Lehman Brothers.

Moving to Nashville in 1993, Cronin established Cronin Design, a one-woman design business delivering award-winning work for a wide-ranging clientele that included all of Nashville’s major record labels. In 2007, she partnered with her writer husband, Peter Cronin, to establish Cronin Creative, a full-service boutique creative shop serving a diverse client base that includes companies large and small, local, regional and national.

Karen currently serves on the board of the Nashville chapter of the American Marketing Association (NAMA). She was named a 2014 NAMA Volunteer of the Year. She is a judge for the Dove Awards Recorded Music Packaging category. Karen also volunteers her time reading to kindergarten students at Nashville’s Eakin Elementary School.