Hi. I’m Karen Steenekamp — an accomplished freelance graphic designer and prepress production artist. My specialties and passions are logo, package, and print design. At the same time, I enjoy all types of design and prepress projects. Additionally, I have a knack for writing taglines, headlines, romance copy, and editing copy.
The dedication to my career is true to life; through observations, feedback, and professional training, I aim to stay creative, current, and cultured with design trends, techniques, and psychology.
Most importantly, I dedicate quality time and meaningful thought to my client’s projects. Whether it’s a one-off project or ongoing requests, I am grateful for the opportunities, relationships, and successes we share.
When I’m not in the studio, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two pups. Other interests include fitness, flexitarian cooking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, gardening, and watercolor painting.
LOGO DESIGN 100 %
CPG PACKAGE DESIGN - FOOD, BEVERAGE, SUPPLEMENTS 100 %
FDA LABELING AND NUTRITION LITERATE 100 %
PRINT DESIGN - ANY TYPE, SIZE, SUBSTRATE 100 %
LARGE FORMAT GRAPHICS - POP DISPLAYS, TRADE SHOW 100 %
DIGITAL DESIGN - WEB GRAPHICS, BANNER ADS, SOCIAL MEDIA 100 %
FILE PRODUCTION - PREPRESS/PRINT, DIGITAL/ONLINE 100 %
BRAND BOOK LITERATE 100 %
PHOTOSHOOTS - FOOD, BEVERAGE, PRODUCT 100 %
WRITING - HEADLINE, TAGLINE, ROMANCE, EDITING 100 %
SERVICES AND CAPABILITIES:
Graphic Design: brand development, logo design, CPG packaging (food, beverage, supplement, product), advertisements, sell sheets, spec sheets, FSCIs, coupons, POP displays, brochures, signage, trade show booths, web banners, social media graphics, other communication media, including resizing and reformatting imagery, brand book literate
Prepress Production: proficient in all printing methods, including offset, digital, flexo, and screen • ink specification for 4-color process, Pantone, special color inks, spot/flood varnishes • a complete understanding of die lines for flat, folded, and 3D materials
Technical: fluent in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Dropbox, Google • familiar with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPress, Asana, Teamwork, MS Teams, Miro, Sketch, Slickplan • Mac platform
Additional Services: FDA labeling and nutrition literate (food, beverage, supplement) • copywriting (tagline, headline, romance) and copy editing
Personable, reliable, insightful, attentive, resourceful, detail-oriented
Approachable professionals who understand the essentials of collaboration and effective communication while simultaneously targeting goals with determination and zest
Small businesses and large companies — including startups, non-profits, ad agencies, and marketing professionals
EDUCATION AND CE TRAINING:
Wesleyan University: Pre-College Fine Arts
Paier College of Art: Fine Art, Art History, Graphic Design
Sacred Heart University: Graphic Design, Liberal Arts
The Art Institutes: Visual Design
Denver Art Museum – Classes: Fine Art Watercolors
Boulder Digital Arts: WordPress Beginners Certificate • UI/UX Design Certificate
School of Visual Arts NYC: Design Lab • Visual Thinking for Rational and Emotional Messaging • Risograph Printing Session
UPCOMING TRAINING: 2023 spring course: Digital Practices for an Integrated Advertising World (evening, online – School of Visual Arts)
Remote, ready, and at your side — Monday through Friday, 8 am – 6 pm+ (mountain time)
Available upon request
Design costs vary depending on the depth and scope of the project.
Contact me for a FREE COST ESTIMATE today.