Los Angeles-based Karen Kimmel Studio was founded in 2007 by artist, designer, and consultant, Karen Kimmel. KKI offers a variety of creative consulting, marketing, branding and design services for a wide range of private and corporate clients including Nike, Target, Zappos, Splendid, Ella Moss and Cole Haan.

The studio also produces a line of colorful home and personal accessories, with a focus on contemporary color palettes and unexpected materials.

karen kimmel studios
3268 Casitas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Our Team

Karen Kimmel Owner/Creative Director

Karen has an abiding need to make beautiful things and to make things beautiful. Her untethered creativity and laserlike focus on the details have earned her several job descriptions in a diverse range of fields and a professional life filled with aesthetic adventure. As creative director/founder of Karen Kimmel Studios and Crafting Community, she has made her distinctive mark as a designer, curator and creative consultant for brands such as Splendid, Target and Nike. Her biggest accomplishments go by the names of Jersey and Ace, and she can often be found playing ultimate frisbee and picnicking in the park with friends on Sunday.

Kristen Stegemoeller Associate Creative Director

Kristen she has been copy writing, hustling, harassing her co-workers with trend predictions and helping Karen create "the look" for the past five years. At various points in her life she's called Chicago, London, Santa Monica and St. Louis home, but now she's settled down in Angeleno Heights with her mangy desert cat, Bismarck. Kristen Stegemoeller received her BA cum laude in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009.

Erin Bagley Studio Assistant

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Erin is madly in love with the architecture and landscape of Southern California. Her favorite color palettes at the moment include vibrant LA sunsets, koi ponds, and her grandmother’s living room. When she’s not working in the studio, she’s picking up as many new skills as she can. From ceramics, to kumihimo braiding, to bead weaving, she loves to make beautiful things for her family and friends. Erin received her BA in Art History from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY in 2008.

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