Design & Illustration Services


For the past two decades I’ve helped small and large companies make a great first impression with unique approaches to creative graphic treatments. Whether you need a painting of your business, a cartoon drawn of your staff, or an elegant advertisement created for the latest catalog, I am available to discuss how I can help with your identity and brand. Innovative illustrations can build trust, goodwill, and loyalty with your clients. Increase sales and strengthen your market position with one-of-a-kind graphics. You've worked hard to achieve success at your company. Let me help you take the next step.

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  • American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Origination Design Competition
  • Gold ADDY at both the District 6 (Mid West) and Indianapolis Competitions
  • Indianapolis ADDY Merit
  • Healthcare Marketing Report Merit
  • Hoosier Times. ”Karen Strum imagines, then jumps”
  • Zionsville Times Sentinel. ”ZCHS graduate zooms down Imagination Street”


My artist mother taught me to draw in perspective before I could even read; though my formal education includes Indiana University, Indianapolis Art Center, and Dunedin Fine Arts Center. I have completed apprenticeships in sterling silver jewelry design, casting, and manufacturing, and large-scale outdoor signage. After completing college, my first job was illustrating instruction books for RCA and GE. Most of my career has been spent working in graphic arts and commercial illustration, however in the last five years I have made a gradual transition into fine art and henna tattoos. Two decades in advertising have influenced the composition, typography, and color forecasting principles used in my work.

I like to spend time in the outdoors hiking, sailing, kayaking, or just gazing at the stars as an amateur astronomer. Many of my paintings depict these subjects as well as illustrating my lifelong love for animals and nature.

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Leave a message on my voice mail  (727.237.4857) or shoot me an email and if you have a project in mind.

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