Hello! I’m Karen Riley, Digital Art Director, Designer & Developer with over fifteen years marketing and design experience.

I started as a freelance designer for a handful of notable organizations including The Washington Post, Army Corps of Engineers, Habitat For Humanity and more. I have worked as a Senior Art Director for CBS News, Marketing Consultant for the Delray Beach Cultural Council and Creative Director of The Life Church DC. I am currently co-owner and Creative Director of Feast Studios, a branding and design startup with offices in the DC Metro and Dallas, Texas. 

My work combine expertise in brand strategy, identity, digital, graphic design, web development, product and service design to define and connect every aspect of a brand experience. I am experienced with projects launched from a single touch point to a more holistic approach for organizational and consumer brands, with a focus on delivering measurable business growth. 

My roles include Creative Director, Project Manager, Front-End Developer, Graphic Designer, Brand Strategist and Copywriter. 

Want to get in touch? karen@feast.city  // 571.991.7966

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Interactive Artistic Leadership: Multi-platform Graphic Design; Conceptual Direction; Brand Strategy & Messaging; Video Direction; Typography; Layout & Composition; Advanced Copywriting and Editorial; Web Design and Development; Logo Design; User Design Experience (UXD); Customer Service; Corporate Communications;Marketing & Advertising: Promotional Conceptualization and Design; Retail Marketing; Direct Response (DR) Campaigns; Point-Of-Purchase (POP) Displays; 

Proficiencies: Adobe CC; Keynote; MS Office; WordPress, CMS; Fundamental knowledge of HTML and CSS

CO FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR : 2016
Feast Studios LLC
DC Metro / Dallas, TX

Feast Studios is a branding and design agency that works with lifestyle inspired companies to engage consumers and communicate brand culture. We use strategy and design to connect brands and people through the things they love… products, services and experiences that support their lifestyle and matter in culture.

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CREATIVE DIRECTOR : 2013 to 2016
The Life Church DC
Manassas / Warrenton / Winchester / VA 

Spearheaded  transformation of The Life Church DC brand and culture through creative strategy and direction, marketing and design, content development, UX, brand messaging & positioning, video development, merchandising, and, social media strategy and marketing.Created strategic brand guidelines, digital and print marketing campaigns, lobby design and profitable merchandising platform.

Designed and managed all brand messaging, marketing campaigns, video direction, web design across multiple sites and full multi-campus merchandising platform.Designed micro sites for The Life Church Outreach and various ongoing campaigns*In 2015, The Life Church DC was recognized as one of the fastest growing churches in America. 

Currently designer & developer of  welovechurch.com

OWNER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR : 2009 to 2016
Karen Riley Design
Northern VA / DC Metro

Founder and Creative Director of a boutique, multi-disciplinary creative studio that values smart design and strategic thinking. Specializes in high-end design solutions incorporating but not limited to identity, brand development and implementation, creative direction, strategic thinking, publication design, exhibit and museum experience design, and all types of communications marketing.

MARKETING CONSULTANT : 2010 to 2012
Delray Beach Cultural Council
Delray Beach, Florida

Contracted to overhaul strategy and direction of advertising, public relations, print and video content production, social media, strategic special events, branding and project campaigns.

DIGITAL ART DIRECTOR : 2006 to 2008
CBS News
Charlottesville,VA

Successfully executed concept and design of daily presentations for live news on-air graphics and current events. Created local and national ad campaigns while consulting on dozens of individual brand agendas which led to multiple network’s awards.Consistently managed online digital promotional materials for a full list of CBS high profile news coverage while attending press checks, photo shoots and management meetings.Worked closely with Advertising Directors, Editorial and Production staff. Effectively managed multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail, deadlines, creativity, continuity project budget.