Hi! I’m Karen, a Graphic Designer and Illustrator
I have been drawing and creating all my life. My mom had (and still has) a room full of paper, cardboard, pencils, paint and everything you can imagine to create stuff. I was always allowed to search the room for things I could use. I ended up going to a graphic design school. I loved it. All of a sudden drawing was my homework!
After graduating, I worked at two different design studios. In 2009 I started my own business. At first, I only worked for my clients at night and the weekends. In 2013 I said goodbye to my boss and became a full-time freelancer.
That was the same year I met the love of my life, Nienke. A lot happened since then. We bought a house, we got ourselves two fluffy cat friends (Doris & Nellie), Nienke gave birth to our son Nan and we got married.
Nienke and I also started a business together: The Happiness Troupe. We make products for the LGBTQ community. There was stuff missing to celebrate our milestones, so we decided to make it ourselves.
I'M HAPPY TO HAVE WORKED WITH
Nederlandse Brandwonden Stichting // COC Kennemerland // Delta Lloyd // GGD Zaanstreek - Waterland // Gemeente Medemblik // International Orange // Momice // Grolsch // Vodafone // Eurofiber // Service Now // P3 Purmerend // Passenger Terminal Amsterdam // Rabobank // Centrale Bank van Suriname // Steuer Nederland b.v.