We Make First Impressions That matter.



Meet The creative Director + Founder

Karen is a designer with the knack for noticing details while seeing the big picture and helping businesses do the same. She grew up in the 'burbs of Portland and continued her education at the best school in Oregon (go Ducks!) where she expanded her love for art and re-discovered her love for design. She’s lived in every state in the Pacific NW and believes that petrichor is the best smell on the planet.

Being an artist by nature means that Karen has practiced drawing, painting, photography, dancing (jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary... even contact improv.) video editing, installation art and occasionally trying her hand at creative writing. Music is a big part of her life and she has seen well over 100 live shows.

She is a fast talker and passionate about the projects she gets involved with. Business ownership has given her the freedom to live a life on her terms, and her biggest desire is to be able to help others realize that freedom as well.

Life is too short to:

  1. Be unhappy

  2. Remove USB drives safely

  3. Work 40+ hours a week on something you don't love.

Numbers 1 & 3 are the reasons At First Sight Creative is around today.

Your logo is just the start.

And it really just scratches the surface of the services that At First Sight Creative offers. Did you know that brands who are crystal clear about their offerings have a better chance at thriving? If you’re not totally sure who your audience is or what their own goals are, our branding package may be the perfect place for you to start.

We’ve helped over 60 businesses go from "meh" to wow.

There's a lot that goes into making first impressions that matter. The brief synopsis starts with identity branding first, graphic design (or visual branding) that represents your specialty second, and then creating an online presence that converts viewers to clients and cash in your pocket. After that the typical ongoing work includes advertising and content creation. If you’re unfamiliar with any of these pieces you can write us a note and we would be happy to explain!

Getting clear on your deliverables, creating a vibe that attracts your people, and creating processes that delight those peeps will help you make the right first impression for your business.

At First Sight Creative, we do things just a little bit differently.

Contract teams are the absolute best in affordable excellence.

We're living in the age of post-geographic business and customization. We use that to your full advantage. So, depending on the project, when you work with At First Sight Creative you don't just get one (super rad) designer to work with. I have curated a network of designers experts who are over-achievers in their fields for things like naming, sales funnels, coding and beyond. With features on Forbes and experience naming Fortune 500 companies, I make sure that the best of the best are at your fingertips. 

Your company has the right to experts that match your needs seamlessly. Working with AFSC means you are not stuck with the employees that a big design agency decided to hire on years before they even met you or knew about your project.

Ah, the beauty of innovation and doing business digitally. 

If you're interested in learning more, fill out my contact form and we can talk details.

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