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I’m a multi-disciplinary designer, researcher, and craftsperson, based in New York City. 

Live from the stage/my workspace

I believe in the power of design as a tool for social impact, so I strive to use wit, compassion, and justice to create narratives, craft, and strategies that challenge the status quo. I have an emphatic interest in social and environmental justice and the role of designers in building a more egalitarian society in a more beautiful world.

Before graduating with an MFA from the Products of Design program at the School of Visual Arts, I worked as a costumer, milliner, and hair & makeup artist in New York and Tel Aviv. 

Get in touch with me at karen@karenvellensky.com
...or learn more about me here.