About Us

Metalmark is a creative studio that encompasses art direction, graphic design, digital activation and brand strategy. We translate ideas into experiences that are original, tangible and utterly impactful. We thrive on bringing something new to the table and we don’t leave until you have a creative path forward with everything you need to grow your audience.


Metalmark is available for collaborative opportunities to work with organizations and individuals that want to add value to people’s lives. We look forward to hearing from you.


Simply put, Karin knows how to make brand strategy beautiful. What makes her product and brand storytelling so effective is a singular combination of strengths: a first-hand understanding of the design world, a depth of experience in creating retail branding programs, and an inspired ability to translate data into visual identities that consumers can relate to.
As a creative director and graphic designer, she’s melded the corporate and artistic into elegant, executable solutions for clients like Williams Sonoma, San Francisco & Marin Food Banks, Vino Volo, Barbara Barry Inc., Urban Remedy, and Chronicle Books. Fitting for a master of typography (which she teaches at the California College of Art), Karin revels in the details—it’s her secret weapon in guiding both large-scale brands and small businesses.