KAREN WELMAN

About

Karen is an award-winning graphic designer and creative partner at Pearlfisher – a successful design consultancy that employs 55 people in London and New York. Pearlfisher recently won the DBA’s Design Effectiveness Award, and has done so for the past three years. Also voted second in Marketing Week’s Agency of the Year.

Pearlfisher is an independent, future focused design consultancy specializing in the creation and expression of brands. Pearlfisher works to anticipate and interpret future human behavior, in order to create seductive, successful design – creating desire for brands. Pearlfisher works on a global scale with some of the worlds leading brand owners.

Since becoming a mother of four, Karen’s career has evolved from designer to inventor. Her patented inventions include the WellBaby car seat, which converts at the touch of a button into a stroller, the WellBaby cot, which adjusts to extend from the parents’ bed, and 37º, a range of temperature-regulating baby clothes featuring NASA-developed fabrics. Using the same material, she launched Dick Moby’s – a range of men’s underwear designed to keep the the crown jewels cool.

Karen’s insistence on pushing the boundaries both at work and play has gained her a formidable reputation – one that her clients, colleagues and family are wise to treat with the utmost respect.