I was....

•  An Art Institute of Pittsburgh graduate
•  A Point Park University graduate (4.0 GPA ... just sayin’)
• A Station Square Entertainment Complex intern/freelancer
•  A Graphic Designer for The Gateway Clipper Fleet
•  A 12-year member of Dick’s Sporting Goods' Marketing Department as Production Artist, Print Production Specialist and finally, Signage Manager for 500 stores
•  A cubicle escapee

I am....

•  A lifelong Pittsburgher
•  A wife, daughter, sister & friend
•  A seasoned professional
•  A non-diva, independent Graphic Designer/Small Business Owner

I have pooled my collected skills and talents and called it BetterBe Creative Services.  I have had the good fortune to travel a path that has lead me through some top marketing departments.  So, now I have forged my own path to this unique position in my life - and I am loving every minute of it.  

I enjoy giving my clients a drama-free design experience and creating graphics that make us both look good!  

- Karen Captline

Sample of Clients

  • Gateway Clipper Fleet
  • Gateway Clipper Café
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Station Square Entertainment Complex
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins
  • The Capital Candy Jar
  • Navigating Wellness, LLC
  • ecoChic Resale Boutique
  • Sensational Surroundings Interior Design
  • Boylan Funeral Home
  • North Allegheny Women's Association
  • Acrobatique Creative Boutique


  • Haw Thicket Custom Framing
  • First Insight (retail analytics)
  • First Class Entertainment & Photo Booths
  • Wild Tansy Wellness
  • Kate Thompson, LPC
  • Consignment Cottage
  • J.D. Llama Appraisal & Estate Services
  • Inner Fire
  • Various Special Events



Women's Business Network:
Robinson Chapter

Member of the Marketing Committee

Member of the Tech Committee


I am a contributing writer to the AccesssNiagara.com blog, adding the tourist point of view to the informational site. 





Second Place
2015 Photo contest

"A Family Portrait"

"A Family Portrait"

I came in second, but they honored me by using my photo to highlight the photo contest area on their home page!

I came in second, but they honored me by using my photo to highlight the photo contest area on their home page!


Runner up
2012 Photo contest

 "on the Brink" 

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