AFA, Fashion Design, Otis College of Art and Design
Karen is both a teaching professional and designer in fashion and product design. She specializes in custom wedding gowns and costumes. She also serves as an instructor for the Los Angeles HeArt Project fashion residency program. Karen has been an instructor at Otis College for over thirty years, teaching in the Fashion Department and currently in the Product Design Department. Karen blends soft goods related to fashion, home couture, lifestyle products, and speculative design. She brings her in-depth knowledge and expertise in textiles, pattern making, sewing, apparel construction, and creative problem solving into her studio instruction.
2015 Otis College Faculty Development Grant
Designer, creator of custom wedding gowns and costumes; instructor for Los Angeles HeArt Project fashion residency program