Graphic Designer

Auckland, New Zealand
Karen is a graphic designer located in Auckland, New Zealand. She has a great passion for all aspects of design; and always strives to create simple, innovative and effective solutions to her projects. Her preference lies within print media however she is versatile in a variety of fields and programs. She is addicted to sewing buttons.

Work Experience

Peg Creative

Founder & Lead Designer

Peg is the product of a love of design, craft and experimentation. We offer custom design solutions as well as laser cutting and engraving services.
November 2014 - Present Auckland, New Zealand

Trelise Cooper Group

Graphic Designer

New Zealand

Think Red - Branding Specialists


August 2013 - Present Auckland, New Zealand


Lead Designer

Wide range of freelance graphic design projects for a variety of local and national clients.
2010 - New Zealand


Massey University

Visual Communication Design - Hon.

2008 - 2011 Auckland, New Zealand


Massey University

Massey Scholar



StudyLink Merit Scholarship



StudyLink Merit Scholarship



StudyLink Merit Scholarship


Rangitoto College

Academic Award for Graphics


Rangitoto College

Academic Award for Art and Design



Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Muse, Hand Lettering, Layout, Print,


‘Karen Hurley - Graphic Designer’ interview featured on The Next Gag.
October 2014
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Blumenthal Lansing Co. button packaging artwork, sold in over 800 Jo-Ann stores globally.
June 2014
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‘How trash turns into Art’ article featured in Math Dong-A MAgazine, Vol. 57.
June 2014

‘Pixel Art’ article featured in I-Art Magazine.
June 2014
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Karen Hurley Design blog featured on StumbleUpon.
April 2014
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Various typographic works featured on Olay beauty notes
28 February 2014 - Ongoing
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Buttons Artists v2 Karen Hurley featured on Blumenthal Lansing Co.
25 November 2013
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Use of flat vintage styling in website design featured on Kiweye
10 April 2013
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Spectacular rainbow button art by Karen Hurley featured on My Modern Met
15 January 2013
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Social and safety focus for design student expo featured on Massey University
1 November 2011
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