Karen Kimmel Studio is a multi-disciplinary art, design and interiors studio in Los Angeles, California. The studio offers a variety of creative consulting, marketing, branding and design services for a wide range of private and corporate clients including Nike, Target, Whole Foods Market, One Kings Lane and Splendid.

Karen Kimmel’s drawings, sculptures and interactive installations have been displayed in many fine museums and galleries, including the Santa Monica Museum, The Barbican in London, The Scottsdale Museum of Fine Art and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

karen kimmel studios
3201 Casitas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Our Team

Karen Kimmel Owner/Creative Director

Karen Kimmel is an artist and designer whose flair for experiential marketing, storytelling and community-building has made her an in-demand creative director for brands such as Nike, Target, Splendid and Zappos. She has recently returned to her roots in fine art, where her intricate drawing practice forms the basis for works across a wide variety of media, including a recent temporary sculptural installation at the Beverly Center. Her organic line drawings take their inspiration from a lifelong study of nature and utilize the elegance of natural forms to extract subtle lessons about the human condition.

Kristen Stegemoeller Associate Creative Director

Kristen Stegemoeller is a writer and creative director who has been working alongside Karen Kimmel at the studio since 2010. At various points in her life she's called Chicago, London, Santa Monica and St. Louis home, but now she's settled down in Highland Park with her dog, Cosmo. In addition to her work with Karen, she is a staff writer for PAPER Magazine, and co-program director for Sexy Beast, a biennial art world benefit for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. Kristen received her BA cum laude in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009.

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