We’re thrilled to announce that our Founding Partner and CCO, Karen Welman, has been elected to sit on the Cannes Design Lions jury for 2016.

An award-winning graphic designer and key driver of the Pearlfisher vision, Karen’s career has evolved from designer to inventor since becoming a mother of four. Named in the Top 10 Global Female Inventors and recipient of numerous accolades, her patented inventions include 37º, a range of temperature-regulating baby clothes featuring NASA-developed fabrics. In more recent years she has co-founded two private member’s gyms, The Library and The Clock, and cites the “diversity and the prospect of venturing head-first into the unknown” as the motivation that keeps her burning as brightly as when she started out over 30 years ago.

Karen’s insistence on pushing the boundaries both at work and play has gained her a formidable reputation – one that has earned her the utmost respect from clients, colleagues and the design industry. We’re excited to have her representing Pearlfisher on the global stage at Cannes.