Karen Qin

Multi-Disciplinary Designer obsessed with interactivity

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About me

 

I'm a self-starter and collaborator. Design is where I stem from and is my passion, but I'm also addicted to startups, examining the authenticity of real human connection in today's digital world, and activating & creating spaces. All these elements impact me as a designer and as a continuous observer. Print design, good typography and presentation design are rooted skill sets. Other skills include videography/editing, photography, printmaking, bookbinding, and coding. Dreams to live in London one day. Temporary online portfolio: www.be.net/knqin

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Visual Arts
  • Branding
  • Environmental Design
  • Print Design
  • Typography
  • Design
  • Logo Design
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint

Work history

Currently

Creative Services

Masschallenge UK

Jun 2015
  • London, UK
  • Full Time

2014

Co-founder & Director of Design

ALVB Studio

Jul 2015 - Oct 2014
  • Full Time
  • Cofounded a bicoastal startup studio (Boston and LA based). We executed fashion photoshoots to digital/print campaigns to filming behind the scenes music video.

2014

Grad Designer Intern

Omeletla

Jan 2014 - May 2014
  • Internship
  • Assisted Creative Directors and Art Directors with creating pitch decks to logos on client projects like Microsoft, Coca-Cola, WholeFoods, HBO and internal Omelet brands.

2013

Designer

Artaic Innovative Mosaic

Sep 2011 - May 2013
  • Freelance
  • I designed & created mosaic collection catalogs using InDesign, Tessera (Artaic proprietary software) and Photoshop, film and edit videography, wrote blog posts on innovative concepts/artists/news within the mosaic industry, assembled tile sample boards, created design proposals for clients.

Education

2014

MS Media Ventures

Boston University

Aug 2013 - Sep 2014
  • I achieved my Master of Science in Media Ventures (Entrepreneurship, Media and Innovation) from Boston University's College of Communications (Boston and LA campus). From my MS thesis, I created a full business plan and pitch. I am continuing to develop my start up, Niblings.

2013

BFA Graphic Design

Boston University

Aug 2009 - May 2013
  • Achieved my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and minor in Advertising from Boston University's College of Fine Arts.

Awards

2013

Best of New England (BoNE) Show

AIGA

  • Of the New England area, my "Study of Life and Design Principles" book was chosen as a finalist in the BoNE Show. I curated, designed, hand bound this book with french folded colored paper inserts defining each chapter/principle. I paralleled life lessons to design principles (Japanese and American) ie: Study of Scale / Datsuzoku correlates to "A person's a person, no matter how small." - Dr. Seuss