brand strategy & visual design studio

karma is collaborative


We are a remote studio with roots in the Pacific Northwest. Our nomadic nature allows us to source talent and gather inspiration from far and wide, creating work with greater depth and reach.

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Our Studio

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.


karma is. teamwork.

With decades of combined experience, we take what we learned at top brands like Starbucks, Microsoft, Amazon and Nordstrom, and share it with altruistic companies in business for good.

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Founder + creative director

1-year goal

To become the first B-Corp certified brand incubator

5-year goal

To get my pilot’s license

Leadership Style

Peaceful warrior

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.

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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.