Karen originally trained in Display Design at Medway College of Design in the Dickens town of Rochester in the UK. She then went on to make window displays for London stores such as Fortnum & Masons, Dorothy Perkins & Harvey Nichols and was also a sculptors assistant for several years.
Moving to Australia in 1992 she became Visual Merchandiser for Sony Music Australia NSW producing numerous windows, in store displays and set dressing VIP Events for over 15 years.
She then expanded her client base and has worked in Television, Film, Retail, Corporate Events and Theatre.
Karen recently completed a Degree in Visual Arts (Sculpture) and is now studying a Graduate Certificate in Autism. After completing her degree she made a transition into tuition hoping to pass on her knowledge and skills to the next generation.
She has worked with and taught for the drama department at Wollongong High School of performing Arts and continues to work in the Commercial Arts Industry.