Hello, I’m Karen Riley.
Graphic Designer, Entrepreneur, Wordpress Developer &
Founder / Creative Director of Feast Studios

I’m currently working on a new startup I founded — Feast Studios. In early 2016, I left a 3 year contract position as Creative Director for a DC Metro megachurch, migrated existing clientele from Karen Riley Design LLC to Feast Studios LLC, and began an exciting new chapter of business
My roles include Front-End Developer, Graphic Designer and Creative DirectorI design with simplicity, functionality and accessibility in mind and focus on building a modern, minimalist UI.
Want to get in touch? karen@feast.city // (571) 991-7966
View my work at Feast Studios

I have worked on projects in a variety industries in a wide range of development environments. This gives me a well rounded perspective of the benefits and constraints of different approaches to design and development. And… when I’m not working you can bet I’m in the Caribbean – soaking up rays, laughing with close friends, diving, sippin’ Mojitoes and refueling for my next run of great ideas. 

WORK EXPERIENCE

PROFILE
16+ years marketing and design experience.Articulate, well-rounded, creative professional with a passion for developing smart, high-end, award winning design. Approaches projects with a strategic focus to create a cohesive brand across multiple disciplines. Leads projects from concept to completion by coordinating clients’ goals and objectives, budgets and technical production requirements. Establishes and maintains a team approach that supports creativity, problem solving and quality. Fast, organized and talented communicator with advanced editorial, layout, design, marketing and web capabilities.Achievements include rebranding for businesses and organizations that have driven 50- 70% increases in consumer commitments and revenue.
CORE COMPETENCIES
Interactive Artistic Leadership: Multi-platform Graphic Design; Conceptual Direction; Brand Messaging
Photography and Video Direction; Typography; Layouts & Compositions; Advanced Copywriting and Editorial; Web Design and DevelopmentBrand Development: Identity Development; Logo Design; User Design Experience (UXD); Customer Service; Company Branding; Corporate Communications;Marketing & Advertising: Promotional Conceptualization and Design; Direct Mail; Newspaper Ads; 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
EXPERIENCE
OWNER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR : 2009 to 2016
Karen Riley Design
Northern VA / DC Metro

Founder & Creative Director  // Feast Studios LLC, a brand design agency that helps lifestyle inspired companies 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.
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.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR : 2013 to 2016
The Life Church DC
Manassas,VA 
Spearheaded complete transformation of The Life Church DC brand 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.Successfully 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. 
welovechurch.com
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 and quality.