Karen Remsen, Designer in Chicago, IL, United States
Karen Remsen

Designer in Chicago, IL, United States

Member since February 3, 2016
Karen has more than nine years of experience in visual problem-solving. She spent five of those years in a small agency environment, learning how to brainstorm with abandon and refine with thoughtful style. For the past 2.5 years, she has been leading product design for an edtech SaaS product and marketplace. Karen thrives at the intersection of analytical thinking and creative exploration.
Karen is now available for hire

Employment

  • Product Designer

    2017 - 2018
    Wonderschool
    • Owned the product design at a SaaS startup focusing on helping people start and manage in-home preschool and child care programs.
    • Conducted deep research into understanding user needs.
    • Designed the user flows, wireframes, and interactive prototypes to rapidly iterate solutions.
    • Developed and maintained brand style and design system.
    • Collaborated closely with engineers to implement solutions.
    • Designed marketing website and materials.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Photoshop, HTML, CSS
  • Product Designer

    2016 - 2016
    Daybear (acquired by Wonderschool)
    • Owned the product design at a SaaS startup focusing on helping people start and manage in-home daycares.
    • Researched user and market needs.
    • Designed user flows, wireframes, and interactive prototypes to rapidly iterate solutions.
    • Developed and maintained brand style and UI asset library.
    • Collaborated closely with engineers to implement solutions.
    • Designed marketing website and materials.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Illustrator, Photoshop

Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
    2005 - 2009
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - Urbana-Champaign, IL (USA)

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