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Karen Oetling


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Born in January 18th 1990 in Guadalajara, México.
Graduated from BA Design in 2012, I have worked as a freelance designer for over 4 years. Currently among several design projects, painting, photography and illustration.
I like to experiment and innovate, I’m looking forward to work in an environment where I can be creative and produce design that solves, impress and inspires.
Guadalajara, Mexico
Dec 2013Jun 2014
Cupcake Art
Interior Designer
Design and remodelling works for Cupcake Art's workshop.
Design of the new logo and brand identity.
Guadalajara, Mexico
Oct 2012Present
Real-estate Photographer
Freelance photography for Airbnb's listings in Guadalajara and it's surroundings.
Guadalajara, Mexico
Apr 2013Jun 2013
Director, screen-writer and editor
Direction, screenplay and editing of "Zumbido" Shortfilm.
Guadalajara, Mexico
May 2013
Assistant for Photographer Francisco de Luna
Assistant in lighting and photography for Francisco de Luna, in Cklass Catalogues for AW 2013. Shoes and clothes were photographed in different locations, as well as studio, with different mexican artists.
Nov 2012
Assistant Art Director
Assistant Art Director for the short film "Fragmentos de un lienzo".
Unlimited Films backed up the project, directed by Cristóbal González Camarena.
Guadalajara, Mexico
Jun 2012
Guadalajara, Mexico
Jan 2011
Shop design and construction, advertising photography and graphic design.
United Kingdom
Apr 2010Jun 2010
Textile Design
Worked in the print department in digital design both creating prints from scratch as well as digital manipulation of images or drawings.
Under the leadership of Sarah Burton, and the guide of Holly Marler and Torunn Myklebust.
Guadalajara, Mexico
Nov 2011Apr 2012
Fe de Erratas
Assistant Producer / Film editing
London, United Kingdom
Jul 2011
Graphic design
CD Cover and interior leaflet
Guadalajara, Mexico
Aug 2010Present
Freelance photographer within interior design, fashion, advertising.
Clients such as:
• Alejandro Herrasti
• Juan José Barragán
• Co’tantik
• ImaginARTE
London, United Kingdom
Feb 2010Apr 2010
Editorial Design
I did the editorial design for Emma Innocenti's book "Specchio, Specchio delle mie brame" ("Mirror, Mirror on the wall"), a book of self-portraits of kids, a project where they were given a remote control and took their own picture. The book can be seen and bought in Blurb:
I also designed a website for Emma's portfolio.
Guadalajara, Mexico
Jan 2010Present
Graphic Design
Branding for:
• Parole
• Patitas
• Taktik
• Sarcoh
• Tabata

As well as other projects:
• Poster for International Poster Biennale Mexico 2012
Feb 2009Apr 2009
Public Relations
Chapala, Mexico
Jul 2006Jul 2007
Chili's Summercamp
Art teacher. Instructor
Treviso, Italy
Jun 2014Present
Social Campaign
Part of the Social Campaign department, under the direction of cuban artist Erik Ravelo.
Create social engaging campaigns through art, video, illustration, photography.
Team: Tomás Pichardo, Eduardo Meza, Shek Po Kwan, Hyrul Anuar, Chiara Cappuzzo.
Treviso, Italy
Jun 2014Present
Social Campaign
Design and art for social campaigns.
Personal projects and client projects such as United Nations, United Colors of Benetton.
Guadalajara, Mexico
Jul 2013Aug 2013
Sketching Persuades Short Course
Médula Visual, a creative center for the professional development offered a Short Course of Sketching with designer Julio Castro Karg, who worked for Ford in Germany.
Guadalajara, Mexico
Apr 2013May 2013
Art installation laboratory
Short course of Art installation taught by Lydia Genin.
The course ended with an exhibition of 15 art installations made around the theme "Concentric/Excentric"
Guadalajara, Mexico
Aug 2007May 2012
Bachelor Design
Awarded merit-based scholarship. Best average.
The vision of this BA is quite wide and integral, it aims to give you tools to solve complex problems, without restricting to a specific Design area.
My goal is to solve social necessities via integral design proposals, that involve different areas such as: graphic, industrial, product, editorial, typography, illustration, audiovisual, hypermedia, among others.
Guadalajara, Mexico
Apr 2012
Introduction to Rhinoceros and Grasshopper
London, United Kingdom
Apr 2010May 2010
Fashion photography - Short Course
London, United Kingdom
May 2010Jun 2010
London, United Kingdom
Apr 2010Jun 2010
Introduction to Curating - Short Course
London, United Kingdom
Jan 2010Jun 2010
Criticism, Communication and Curation - Study Abroad Experience
London, United Kingdom
Apr 2010Jun 2010
Mixed Media Painting - Short Course
London, United Kingdom
Feb 2010Mar 2010
Hand printing techniques for textiles - Short Course
Xalapa, Mexico
Oct 2008Nov 2008
Series of Design Conferences
Guadalajara, Mexico
Jan 1999Present
Other courses
• Painting with Ligia Pérez de Gómez Álvarez
• Poster design with Alain LeQuernec.
• Piano with Evelia Macías
• Painting with Adriana Andrade
“Views–Sarajevo 1914-2014”, invited as part of the 100 artist to participate with a poster.
Official selection for “One sq. meter” Second edition of Young art fair in Guadalajara, Mexico. Curated by Cesar García, director in chief of The Mistake Room, LA.
One of the 10 national artists selected to intervene a Skull for Project MIK's “Contemporary offerings” exhibition in Querétaro, Nov. 2013.
Official selection of ECOFILM Festival 2013. Fiction shortfilm.
Part of Posada's Exhibition at the National Museum of Art in Mexico and Chapultepec Castle's Gates
1st Place Fiction Shortfilm
50 Latin Designers invited for José Guadalupe Posada tribute
Part of Stuart Weitzman Celebrity Auction. Charity Fundraising Mexico
Academic Excellence
Logo runner up
XVth anniversary of BA Design Logo Winner
Merit and social service based scholarship
Enrique de Ossó Academic Excellence
-“A dot in space” 2009
-“Flavors of the world” 2006

• UNM2. Youth art fair. Guadalajara, Méx. Feb. 2014

• “Contemporary offerings”. Project MIK. Querétaro, Méx. Nov. 2013

• “Burin of Fire” - Tribute to the centenary of the death of J.Guadalupe Posada
Taiwan Design Expo. Taipei. Sept. 2013
Museo Nacional de Arte. Mexico City April. 2013
Gates of Chapultepec’s Castle. Mexico City April. 2013
International Poster Biennial. Xalapa, Mexico. Nov. 2012

• “Concentric/Excentric”. Art installation. LAJM. Gdl, Mex. Mar. 2013

• Stuart Weitzman Celebrity Auction. Shoe artistic intervention. Jun. 2012
Spanish (Native), English (Fluent), Italian (Advanced), German (Beginner)
Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Autodesk 3Ds Max, Cheerful, Curious, Dedicated, Editorial Design, Facebook, Flickr, Graphic Design, Grasshopper, Hardworker, IMovie, Illustration, Independent, Iphoto, Keynote, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Numbers, Optimist, Organized, PC And Mac, Pages, Patient, Photography, Proactive, Product Design, Propositive, Rhinoceros, Solidworks, Team Player, Twitter, Typography, Vimeo, YouTube
Social Service
• Pedacito del Cielo. 2010-to date.
• Help build the basis of the future. Project for academic assessment for kids in
public schools. Guadalajara. 2005.
• Hospicio Cabañas. Paintings donation for the living rooms of the orphanage.