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
An artist who understands branding and a designer who knows how to write code, Karen Kopacz has worked for over 15 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.
In 2014, Karen began documenting stories about people rethinking how they live and work in her project Public Field Guide. The development of this project continues to build engagement with people of many communities as Karen creates documentary stories through photography, videography, interview and and curation of special events.
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 2015.
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.