Karen is the Creative Director and owner of Wagner Arnold Design. She built the business on the framework of hard work, honesty and relationships.

After attending  Kendall College of Art and Design and Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she worked as an in-house art director at a fortune 500 company in the Metro-Detroit area. Moving to Grand Rapids expanded her career as a Creative Director, gaining agency experience, before opening her own business.

When she’s not designing, you can find her working on her fine art (stay-tuned for that!), playing with her two Australian Shepherds, doting on her young adult children, or spending time on the lake with her husband.

Karen does an awesome job transforming our needs into thoughtful design. She is incredibly talented, easy to work with, a great communicator, and gets projects done on time and on budget. Highly recommend!

—Rhonda Lubberts, Associate Vice President
Institutional Marketing, Grand Valley State University

Photography by Karen Arnold.