Karen Welman
Founding Partner & Chief Creative Officer
Pearlfisher

Karen is an award-winning graphic designer and founding creative partner at Pearlfisher. Her entrepreneurial streak 
is a magnet for many of the challenger brands with which Pearlfisher works, attracting a diverse and innovative range of like-minded clients.

Since becoming a mother of four, Karen’s career has evolved from designer to inventor. Her patented inventions include 37º, a range of temperature-regulating baby clothes featuring NASA-developed fabrics. This award-winning brand has picked up a host of prizes, including the Kind & Jugend Innovation Award, The Good Design Award in Japan and double gold in the Best Inventors Awards. And if that wasn’t enough, she was voted one of the Top 10 Global Female Inventors in an award ceremony in Singapore.

Karen’s insistence on pushing the boundaries both at work and play has gained her a formidable reputation – one that her clients, colleagues and family are wise to 
treat with the utmost respect.

Armin Vit

Co-founder, Underconsideration llc.

Jessica Walsh

Partner, Sagmeister & Walsh

Jon Wilkins

Chairman, Karmarama

Karen Welman

Founding Partner & Chief Creative Officer, Pearlfisher

Malika Favre

Illustrator, Malika Favre

Max Weisel

Innovator, Max Weisel

Stuart Radford

Lead Designer, The Partners

Tnop Wangsillapakun

Founder and Design Director, TNOP™ DESIGN

Moderators

Kevin Finn

Creative Director, The SumOf

Laura Jordan Bambach

Creative Partner, Mr President