Karen Remsen grew up as the youngest sibling of three in the suburbs of St. Louis, MO. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2009.
After college, Karen interned briefly in Bologna, Italy, and then moved to Chicago. There she found her professional home for five years at Torque Digital, a small but mighty brand marketing agency. In May of 2015, she left her role as Senior Designer to pursue a freelance career.
Occasionally indulging in brief moments of vanity, Karen enjoys thinking of herself as a Renaissance woman, with a wide range of interests outside of design. She is a licensed (but not currently practicing) massage therapist, a voracious reader, a cocktail geek, and an devotee of all things chocolate.
Karen works remotely with local, national, and international clients from her sunlit home office in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. She lives with her partner, Brian, who both plagues and delights her with his lifelong quest to find the worst (best?) puns imaginable.