Born in Canada, Karen traveled by car, trailer and motor home with her family, touring over 40 states and nine provinces. Karen has lived in the United States since 1990, since she first began to study advertising art. After more than 15 years as a professional graphic designer and copywriter, she began her own branding and design studio. While building her company, she branched into a secondary career as a freelance writer for clients and as a contributing writer for national and local publications such as Bella Magazine, The Richmond Times Dispatch and HOW Design Magazine Online. Her personal writing includes non–fiction, historical fiction and poetry. Bonjour 40 is her first book. She lives in Virginia with her partner, Ted, and their two cats.

Karen’s interests in writing, travel and photography were honed early on. Here, images of Karen then and now.

A professional designer since 1994, Karen’s branding and design studio, 224 Design, creates award–winning logos, websites, and printed collateral for small–to–mid–sized companies. In addition to her corporate work, she has branched into design work for the publishing industry creating book covers, trailers, author websites and more.

To view case studies and more work visit 224 Design’s portfolio.