Design for the Arts
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.
Karen has worked in
freelance and agency settings for over 12 years, working on projects
small and large, from branding and brochures to creative direction and
large media campaigns.
About the Designer
Award-Winning Design / Inspiring Ideas
Karen is director and founder of online arts & literature
Contagion, launched in 2000. She was a panel member of Fostering
New Culture on the Internet in the SXSW 2005
Interactive Festival, and is the founder and curator of
Art Gallery" — events that
takes place at various locations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area
to help build connections between local artists, business owners
and the community.
Karen has been featured in the design anthology Portfolios
Online. She has been on the board for the Twin
Cities Fine Arts Organization, is a former art director of First
Avenue’s in-house magazine, has been a columnist and photographer
for PitchforkMedia.com and
has a long history of collaborating with artists, musicians, photographers, copywriters and editors.
Media & Panels
Design for the Arts in the Community
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