about karen 

An independent seeker of pertinent graphic answers to visual communication questions
A multilingual multi-tasker ever on the lookout for new and enriching challenges
An inveterate traveler and concerned world citizen 
An advocate of promoting awareness of women's plights around the world
By nature, an incorrigible optimist and committed realist
By choice, a freelancer


1979-1981 | Art director, McCann-Erickson, Portland, Oregon
1981-now | Independent creative consultant, AD, designer, illustrator, Paris, France
Formerly, professor of typography at Parsons School of Design, Paris
and lecturer on Innovative Thinking for Master's program at Sup de Pub, Paris


Fluent English/French, conversational Danish and German, vestiges of Italian


Life, marriage, parenting, work
BFA Communication design/illustration, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
École Supérieure d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
H. C. Høiers Tegneskole and the Royal Danish Academy of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark


By nature, American
By naturalization, French