Bio and Contact Info

Kari Wrede has over 20 years experience in product development, graphic design and production, image archiving, project management, photo styling and retouching, wordpress website development.

Clients and Licensors include: Kari designed and developed Stationery and Bath & Body products for Nordstrom, Barnes & Noble, Hallmark, Sam’s Club, Costco, TJ Maxx, Michael’s, Ross and Macy’s, generating over ten million dollars in sales. Licensing partners included museum quality antique image archives from The John and Carolyn Grossman Collection of Antique Images (now housed at The Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library), The Todd Kirshner Decorative Arts Collection, Cynthia Hart Victoriana, The Beryl Peters Collection of Victorian, Domestic and European Design houses and antique textile archives such as The Design Library.

Children’s products design Licensing partners included Disney, Pixar, Marvel Comics, Viacom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hasbro My Little Pony and Nickelodeon.

• wordpress websites • product design and production • catalog layout • gift baskets • greeting cards • gift bags • gift boxes • spa products • gift wrap • notepads • frames • tabletop • 3d sample presentations • gift tags • packaging • brochures • calendars • catalogs • website banners • website design • business cards • posters • newsletters • packaging • e-books • powerpoint presentations • book covers • signage • postcards • logos • cd covers • print ads • fashion line sheets • garment tags • labels • photo and video styling • photo retouching • stock photography • image archivist •

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TESTIMONIALS

It’s not a stretch to say that her re-imagination of our logo inspired a new vision for our project overall...

“We hired Kari to create a new logo for our organization. She fine-tuned our very general ideas — transforming them into a beautiful and balanced design that perfectly captures the tone we had in mind.

It’s not a stretch to say that her re-imagination of our logo inspired a new vision for our project overall. Kari took time to explore the spirit and motivation behind our work, and offered concepts that not only stood on their own aesthetically, but also held in them the symbolism and meaning of our original intent.

She was a pure delight to work with, and a great communicator. I highly recommend Kari for her creative talent, her thoughtfulness, and her insight as an artist.”

Ingrid Taylar Co-Founder, Wildlife Conservation Pass Project

”gets the job done”, as well as maintains a pleasant working relationship through all obstacles...

“I created a 16 course on-line nursing curriculum for use by Brandman University.  Kari provided valuable and timely assistance in terms of graphic design, formatting and editing of the on-line course Powerpoint presentation. Kari also managed set design and direction for the training videos used in the final course. She was always very quick to respond to all our deadlines. Perhaps more importantly, she maintained a consistent and professional approach to all the changing needs of the course presentation.  Kari is a pleasure to work with due to her positive and upbeat approach to all challenges. I feel fortunate to have found someone who can ”get the job done”, as well as maintain a pleasant working relationship through all obstacles. ”  Margaret Mullins MSN, CPNP, CFNP, Boone, NC

We are now designing 4 new WordPress websites together – an updated version of the original ...

“Kari is a dream to work with: versatile, flexible, and excellent design and listening skills. Just what I needed when I wasn’t sure what I wanted. She helped me make a beautiful, cohesive, and integrated website from several related businesses that expressed the continuity and understanding of the bigger integrated picture. She continues to help us with monthly marketing and social media and web design.

We are now designing 4 new WordPress websites together – an updated version of the original website we designed several years ago, an author website for my new book, a website for my husband’s sports massage practice and also one for his music. We are so happy to be working with Kari because we speak the same language and she is able to help us achieve our vision because she listens and troubleshoots so well.”

Antonia Van Becker, Nicasio, CA

quickly exhibited her talent as a top notch Graphic Designer and effectively worked her way to our Senior Designer position...

“When Kari Wrede first came to work at Punch Studio/The Gifted Line she quickly exhibited her talent as a top notch Graphic Designer and effectively worked her way to our Senior Designer position. She consistently demonstrated spirited creativity and imagination and brought a unique eloquence to her designs. She was a highly productive, flexible and motivated worker who thrived on challenges. She possessed a wide-range of skill-sets and was adept with balancing multiple jobs.

Kari approached her job with passion and with a fun but gentle nature. As her Art Director I was grateful for her very positive demeanor and willingness to help our team with any task or dilemma. Group collaboration on design concepts was a critical element of Kari’s duties and we relied on her valuable input. Sometimes giving art direction can be tricky as some designers tend to be resistant to it, but Kari relished the process and welcomed it as a learning opportunity.

Kari was crucial to our success as a team and a company. Her wonderfully inspired design work, her prolific skills and her engaging radiance helped to foster the character of our studio. Kari is a pleasure to work with and I truly believe she would be an invaluable addition to any company.”

Jennifer Parker, Art Director/Graphic Designer, Punch Studio

appreciate her communication skills, understanding of creative design, trustworthiness, and positive approach...

“Working with Kari was such a relief.  She rescued a web redesign project for my business that was unsuccessful and managed to make a functional effective site. She also designed an eBook about color and style for my online book clients. I specifically appreciate her communication skills, understanding of creative design, trustworthiness, and positive approach.”  Janna Beatty, Makeovers4U.com

Kari exceeded my expectations and her dedication and attention to detail...

“I am writing this letter to give a recommendation to the exceptional dedicated service provided by Kari Wrede.

Kari was hired to provide a new design layout and rebuild of my Website Forest View Apple Ranch. Upon meeting and discussing the various projects of significant need with my website, we agreed to having Kari take the lead design and management of my website.

During this project, Kari exceeded my expectations and her dedication and attention to detail. Her abilities show in my new website’s design and navigation. Our branding is a key to our success and the new logo is beautiful. She also helped us develop the business to move into the realm of agri-tourism and  created an Airbnb.

I highly recommend Kari Wrede and would have her be the lead designer and provide project management to my business’s website again.”  Fred Von Renner, Forest View Apple Ranch

Kari is an asset to our organization during her 8 year tenure with Seva Foundation...

Kari is an asset to our organization during her 8 year tenure with the office. She has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is extremely organized, can work independently, and is able to meet the challenge of the difficult, detail-oriented procedures required in the ever-changing environment of our fund-raising season. Kari is always willing to offer her assistance and has an excellent rapport with our donors and other members of our staff.  She would be an asset to any employer and I recommend her for any endeavor she chooses to pursue.

Donna Ryan, Gifts of Service Manager, Seva Foundation