We take our work wherever we go, and go wherever the work takes us. In lieu of brick and mortar, we prefer evergreens and wind in our hair—by constantly moving we are constantly evolving. Our wanderlust makes us stronger creatives by exposing us to new ideas and connecting us more deeply to the causes we serve. We’ve discovered that seeking inspiration from people and planet is the secret to creating unique, long-lasting and impactful work.
Founder + creative director
To become the first B-Corp certified brand incubator
To get my pilot’s license
Karly founded Karma on the belief that good goes around. While attending a launch party in Silicon Valley, she learned that less than 10% of venture capital funding goes to women-owned businesses. This powerful moment inspired her to build a company committed to creating social and environmental good by incubating altruistic brands.
An award-winning designer formerly with Starbucks Global Creative, Karly serves as design advisor and monthly columnist for Lucia Journal, and has also been published in Women’s Adventure Magazine.
Karly has spoken at the Seattle Interactive Conference and 1 Million Cups, and guest lectured at CSU–Monterey Bay, San Jose State University, Seattle Central Creative Academy and the School of Visual Concepts.
In 2013, Karly traded a life of coffee and cubicles for Winnebagos and wilderness, traveling over 15,000 miles solo in her 1988 motorhome. She has served as a glacier guide in Alaska, cycling guide in the Pacific Northwest and volunteer with the National Ski Patrol.
She recently completed the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile pilgrimage trail across Spain, and is currently learning to fly gliders and seaplanes.
karma is nurturing
In addition to launching new brands, our studio is committed to developing the skills and careers of emerging and established creatives who are attracted to our mission and vision.