Kara creates fabulous design projects, fabrics, commissioned paintings, websites, illustrations and more in her little studio high up amongst the clouds in the tiny village of Mount Victoria in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains.

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I have an extensive design portfolio working in the industry over the past 20 years from Sydney to the Northern Territory to Queensland. I have worked as a designer and studio manager over the years from major corporation’s like Reader’s Digest (Sydney) through to boutique agencies like See-Saw Illustration & Design (Brisbane) and Dunnart Advertising (Alice Springs).

In 2006 I decided to go solo, working on beautiful projects with fantastic clients across Australia – some I have never met. If I am not embedded in a graphic design project, I am working with on my range for Mount Vic and Me.

Over the 20+ years in the design industry I have gained thorough understanding of the entire print production process, from conception through to publication, am a clear and confident communicator, and have an exceptional work ethic that serves as the foundation for my successful career. I’m comfortable with managing small teams, conducting meetings, being hands-on at every step of the production process and liaising with all relevant parties to ensure that calendars are planned well in advance and deadlines are met with minimal fuss. I also have access to a comprehensive network of talented contributors if required including printers, web developers, PR agents, editors and photographers.

In addition, as the mother of two children, I am adept at juggling the demands of parenthood with deadlines, am highly organised and have worked independantly for best part of my career – from working in the remote Northern Territory to working in the Blue Mountains and having clients in Queensland.

I have an extensive design portfolio working in the industry. Portfolio examples on request.

Corporate ID: Logo design, business cards, postcards, letterhead, with comps slips, envelopes and more.

Publications: Brochures, annual reports, magazines, flyers, catalogues, newsletters and booklets.

Special events: Wedding invitations, RSVP cards and digital announcements.

Promotional: magnets, tea towels, calendars, greeting cards, displays.

Interpretation: Illustration, signage (screenprint and digital output).

Display: Pull-up banners and other signage.

Websites: Website management, animation and design.

Packaging: CD covers including face design and
promotional items.

Illustration: Ink drawings, cartoons, stylised work.

Advertising and direct marketing: Advertisements,
campaigns, promotions, digital and email promotions and direct marketing.

Social media and marketing: Managing social media accounts for clients, creating interesting promotions and call to action.

Very excited to have my illustration included in Cockatoo by Thames and Hudson, 2017.

Graphic design + illustration + web design since 1993