Design for the Arts
Brand Strategy, Design & Development
Design for the Arts provides
brand strategy, print design and Web development for people
in the arts and businesses of all types.
An artist who understands branding and a designer who knows how to write code, Karen has worked for over 14 years on projects
small and large, from branding and brochures to creative direction and
large media campaigns.
ABout the Designer
An Arts & Culture Innovator
Karen has a long history of engaging with arts and culture in the Twin Cities community.
Her project Public Field Guide tells stories about people rethinking how they live ad work through writing, photography and interview.
She was director of online arts & literature
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.)
Art Gallery," Karen has organized events at a variety venues in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area
to help build connections between local artists, business owners
and the community.
She has served on the board for the Twin
Cities Fine Arts Organization, is a former art director of First
Avenue’s in-house magazine, and was a PitchforkMedia.com columnist and photographer. Her first assignment was photographing David Byrne backstage during an interview.
has a long history of collaborating with photographers, artists, musicians, copywriters, editors and developers.
||Press, Awards & Panels
Published by Minnesota Business about Good Work Group
3-time winner for Website design
2005 Interactive Festival
Panel member of Fostering New Culture on the
a Freelance Lifestyle"
Published by MinnPost and mnartists.org
Aired on KFAI's Art Matters
Podcast on MNartists.org