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Brand Strategy, Design & Development

Design for the Arts provides brand strategy, print design and Web development for forward-thinking entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations. Collaboration with writers, developers, artists, and other creatives helps our clients achieve their dreams.


An Arts & Culture Innovator

Karen Kopacz | Strategist, Designer & Developer  

An artist who understands branding and a designer who knows how to write code, Karen Kopacz has worked for over 14 years on projects small and large, from branding and brochures to creative direction and large media campaigns. In 2010, Karen co-founded Good Work Group with strategist and storyteller Molly Priesmeyer.

     
Public Field Guide | Stories That Inspire   Her project, Public Field Guide, documents stories about people rethinking how they live and work through writing, photography and interview.

Karen will be a visiting artist at New York Mills Arts Retreat this summer to further develop Public Field Guide.
     
House X Home  

House X Home is an iPhone app that Karen developed to help homeowners, renters, and realtors organize measurements within homes and other spaces.

Watch for the app release in late 2014.



A Long History of
Arts & Culture In the Twin Cities

Karen was director of online arts & literature magazine Mental Contagion (2000-2008), and a panel member of Fostering New Culture on the Internet at the SXSW 2005 Interactive Festival. Her Web design has been featured in the design anthology Portfolios Online (Hearst Books Intl.)

Creator of the "Mobile Art Gallery," Karen loves to curate art events at venues in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area to build connections between local artists, business owners and the community. Reconnect at Creative Electric Studios, Rock & Roll Minneapolis at Cause, among others, have been part of the Mobile Art Gallery.

She has served on the board for the Twin Cities Fine Arts Organization, is a former art director for First Avenue’s in-house magazine, and was a photographer for Pitchfork. Her first assignment was photographing David Byrne backstage at the State Theater.