Karen Remsen grew up as the youngest sibling of three in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2009.

After college, Karen interned briefly in Bologna, Italy, and then moved to Chicago. There she found her professional home for five years at Torque Digital, a small but mighty brand marketing agency. In May 2015, she left her role as Senior Designer to pursue a freelance career and transitioned her skills to focus on product design. In January 2017, she joined the Wonderschool team as their first Product Designer.

Outside of design, Karen enjoys reading, dancing, and petting every dog in her neighborhood. She lives with her partner, Brian, who both plagues and delights her with his lifelong quest to find the worst (best?) puns imaginable.