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Karen Captline

Quick information about your Graphic Designer:

  • Age:  this is the oldest I’ve been

  • Food Choices:  Getting better every day

  • Beverage Choices:  Caffeine & Alcohol-free

  • Personal Style:  Drama-Free  

  • Best use of Creativity:  Design & Bad Jokes

  • Vice:  Musical Theater & Semi-Pro Shopping

  • Surprising Non-Design Expertise:  Niagara Falls

  • House:  Ravenclaw

  • First designs:  drawings on the backs of my Dad's old accounting reports

  • Degrees Obtained:  Art Institute & Point Park College: Visual Arts & Design. (Yes, it was kind of like “Fame”)

  • Internship:  Station Square Entertainment Complex.  (Illustration & design freelance continued after the internship was completed)

  • First “Real” Job:  Gateway Clipper Fleet - Graphic Designer (Riverboat company: I didn’t work on dry land for 7 years!)

  • Next Up:  Dick’s Sporting Goods  Marketing Department (in various roles selling everything from Under Armour to deer pee for 12 years).  Talents used: design, print production, expert-level communication, and - most of all - patience.)

  • After That: I left the corporate world and went freelance full-time.  I hoped that working as hard for myself as I did for “the man” would work out.  

  • Now:  Living the dream providing businesses of all sizes with design excellence, a drama-free experience and as much fun as possible.   


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

  • 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

  • Acrobatique Creative Boutique


Member

Women's Business Network:
Robinson Chapter

Member of the Marketing Committee

Member of the Tech Committee

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Awards

Second Place
niagarafallslive.com
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
niagarafallslive.com
2012 Photo contest

 "on the Brink"