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Karen gained commercial design and branding experience employed at creative agencies in Hampshire and Wiltshire, working with clients such as Courcoux & Courcoux, New Holland, Same Deutz-Fahr, The Dormy House and Twinings. In 2000 she established The Design Company originally located in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Having recently moved, Karen now spends her time in Kingswear, South Devon and on the narrowboat she shares with her partner which is based in Newbury, Berkshire.

Karen believes that simplicity, clarity and personal expression in design enable businesses to tell their story visually, allowing them to connect and communicate effectively with their audiences. She takes an enthusiastic, thoughtful and supportive approach to what can be a difficult process for clients when undergoing the development of their brand, making it a refreshing and exciting experience.

Through collaboration, and drawing inspiration from everyday encounters and observations – from the mundane to the quirky – Karen helps her clients to identify and exploit new opportunities, building long-term partnerships to support, guide and shape their business strategies.

Lover of narrowboating, dogs, photography and creative craft making (and raspberries), Karen’s mission is to work tirelessly providing strategic and engaging design to help improve business performance for her clients and to bring enjoyment to each relationship.

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‘Karen was like a breath of fresh air! She spent time getting to know me and understanding the service I was intending to offer. She produced a selection of designs from the more traditional to the less predictable and I chose the later.

Karen is enthusiastic and brilliantly responsive. Nothing is too much trouble. The service she provides is professional and very friendly. I would not hesitate to highly recommend her, and indeed already have done!’

Nicola Goodridge, Owner, GOODhr

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