Karen M. Testa
Graphic Designer, Art Director & Photographer
Welcome to my design portfolio. I hope you enjoy it!
I have vast background starting as a prepress artist, and recently returned to college, graduating from The Art Institute of Seattle, with a BFA in Commercial Photography, adding to my BFA in Graphic Design and AA in Visual Communications. I wanted to round out my knowledge in photography & graphic design to go along with my print production knowledge so I could offer expertise in Creative Art Direction for promotional, environmental or web design, as well as with photography, layout and illustration needs.
I have a passion for the art world and its historic influences, especially within advertising. I have always been intrigued by reaction of people that inspire my designs, adding color and emotion to attract attention to an idea. I use these concepts to build an understanding of the affect on our culture and community, the advance of the digital realm of e-marketing, and the tried and true history of printed media.
I can assist with design conceptualization or re-branding for your business, offer creative direction following many industry standards, or something new for marketable multimedia and strategic print planning for your project. I offer expertise with color theory, web design, digital editing, editorial photography and art direction.
I look forward to working with you!