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My designs are original and from the hand; my interpretation of how I see the world. For drawing most definitely is in my genes.

Writing an ‘About’ or ‘Story’ page can be difficult as you want it to be interesting and engaging, yet brief and to the point. Therefore I decided to make a list (I love lists)….

 

Top 10 things to know about Karen Perry

 

  1. I love to draw, always have, inspired by my Grandma to put pen to paper.
  2. Took a different career path but the passion never left me so I plucked up the courage to change direction.
  3. Went back to University full time in my early 30s.
  4. Graduated with a First Class Honours Degree 3 years later.
  5. Exhibited at New Designers in 2011 and launched my art & design practise.
  6. Recognised by Texprint and won competitions with Hill & Co Rugs for John Lewis and Zizzi Ristorante.
  7. Sold freelance designs worldwide to the UK, USA, Japan, Italy, Turkey, France and China.
  8. Worked with amazing companies such as Rock-a-bye Baby, Tektura Wallcoverings and J W Walls.
  9. Launched my first collection and exhibited at Tent 2012 and Pulse 2013.
  10. … and so excited for the future, so watch this space…

 

My art work is my passion and I work with clients on bespoke art & design projects as well as taking private commissions. I create products for both retail and wholesale and produce interior & fashion designs that are available to purchase from my Design Database.

 

 

Achievements & Exhibitions

 

2013

Exhibited at Stand LP48, Pulse London, May 2013

 

2012

Selected candidate to exhibit at Launch Pad, Pulse 2013

Selected candidate to exhibit at The Craft Market, Tent, part of London Design Fesitval 2012.

Member of Graduate Incubation Programme, University of Wolverhampton

Zizzi 2012 Fresh Talent Menu Design Competition (Shortlisted candidate)

Summer Retail Showcase Exhibition, Bilston Craft Gallery

New Visuality Exhibition, AccordingtoMcGee Gallery, York

 

2011

Texprint Top 50 ‘Highly recommended’ Designer for 2011

New Designers Exhibition, London, 2011.

Rug Design Competition Winner, Hill & Co Rugs for John Lewis

Presentation & Enterprise Award, Hill & Co Rugs for John Lewis

 

2010

Babywear Design Competition Winner, First Steps Babywear