“For as long as I can remember, I’ve preferred scribbling and drawing to just about anything else. In school, I could have spent the entire day in art class. My parents were the ones who encouraged me to check out graphic design as a profession. It was the perfect choice for me – I’ve never looked back.”

KHW0145Karin graduated with a graphic design degree from LaRoche College in 1984 and immediately went to work as a professional graphic designer. In-between freelancing, she’s held positions as a board artist all the way up to art director in the corporate environment, but it’s freelancing that has been her passion since the beginning. Wild Woman Design is inspired by Karin’s hobbies like hiking, nature photography, scuba diving, pottery and reading. “Being creative is hard work, and by doing a variety of creative activities I’m able to strengthen my design work. You never know when that photo of a creek or an interesting shape in a clay vessel will solve a logo or layout problem.” Karin is a member and past board member of the Torrey Pines Association (TPA), whose mission is to preserve the Torrey Pine tree in the park through education and trail maintenance. She volunteers her time at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, which includes weeding at the Los Penasquitos lagoon, taking photos of its beauty, and sharing them with both the TPA and docents.