Karen studied jewellery at the Edinburgh College of Art because she loves making things. After gaining a first class undergraduate degree, she started a Masters at the Royal College of Art in London.
Each of her creations begins as a pencil and/or fineliner drawing. Her process is very much based on the screenprinting technique and she creates individual separations for each colour which are scanned in and layered up in Photoshop. With her background in textile printing, she tends to use a limited colour palette.
There are two main styles in Karen’s portfolio. The first she refers to as the Natural World, where the tones are muted and the subject matter is rendered more realistically. Inspiration here comes from Swedish textile design, botanical illustrations and, of course, plants and nature. Her second style is called Novelty – images with a bit more humour, where you can get lost in the detail and discover something new every time.
Scottish Online Accessories Brand – Herald Fashion Awards – 2018
Accessories Designer of the Year – Scottish Fashion Awards – 2016
Buckingham Palace, Heathrow Airport, Bloomingdales, Anthropologie, Lush Cosmetics, Elemis, Peter Alexander, Radley, Universal Pictures