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Sustainability and Design Sensibility

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Karen Welman

Founding Creative Partner & CCO, Pearlfisher

About Karen Welman

I’ve always been the curious creative explorer, pushing us beyond what we can see by continually questioning what is possible. Count on me for the unique, unexpected (and often frank!) viewpoint.

I love working with brave thinkers; those prepared to take a risk are often the ones who create real change. Our Green & Blacks design was a defining moment for me and I’m equally proud of our work for Absolut Vodka.

Innovation and turning great ideas into action has been a lifelong passion of mine. My patented inventions include 37º, a range of temperature-regulating baby clothes featuring NASA-developed fabrics which picked up awards all over the world. I was also named in the Top 10 Global Female Inventors a few years ago.

I’m always working on something new and in recent years co-founded private member’s gym The Library: it’s this diversity and the prospect of venturing head-first into the unknown that keeps me burning as brightly as when I started out over 30 years ago.