Hi, I'm Karina.
I want to help you and your team get creative, collaborate to solve complex challenges, and share your stories to inspire action.
People often ask me if I'm "the artist", which delights me to no end. See, I never thought I could make it as an artist. In fact, I dropped my art major despite a lifelong affinity for using art to tell stories.
As a graphic facilitator with a background in science communication, I get to weave the threads between deep scientific understanding and art, which tend to intermingle anyway when we pay attention.
Using hand-drawn images and words helps my clients visualize new futures, see systems and patterns and synthesize information to help groups better collaborate and find solutions.
I work locally and internationally with higher education, government, non-profit and corporate groups. My unique skill set of deep listening, science & environmental knowledge, and creative illustration is the perfect conduit for your innovative ideas. I have worked on 6 of the 7 continents connecting people, ideas, and insights for action!
I'd love to co-create with you to make large-scale maps, illustrations and hand-drawn explainer videos to share your story.
If you're looking for someone who...
can guide you through the process as a Thought Partner, not just a one-off note taker;
has a deep knowledge of many things, and learns rather quickly;
is well-versed in scientific rigor and how to translate it to wonderfully engaging imagery;
is artistic-flexible AND organized-disciplined;
communicates in a clear, prompt and polite fashion;
shows up ready to rock, clear on expectations, well-prepared and with her own markers;
will capture your ideas beautifully and will leave you with content-rich illustrations, not just a pretty picture;
displays a delightful quick wit...
...I'm a good match for you. Go ahead, click that beautiful button so we can start collaborating.
A select list of groups I've had the pleasure of working with:
A Multi-Generation Family of Wealth
The Africa Center
Arizona State University
BASF Latin America
The Bohemian Foundation
The Buffet Early Childhood Foundation
The Center for Public Deliberation
City of Fort Collins
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing
Colorado State University
Denver Office of Sustainability
The Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Governance Working Group
The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Inter-governmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Larimer County Natural Areas
LDK Consultants - Greece
National Parks Conservation Association
The National Park Service
National Snow and Ice Data Center
New Belgium Brewing
New York City Mayor’s Office
The One Health Institute
Salt Lake City Government
Samburu Youth Education Fund
United Nations University - Tokyo
University of Accra - Ghana
University of New Mexico
University of Oslo - Norway
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
World Parks Congress - Sydney Australia