Karen works to bring innovative ideas and fundamental kindness to every project. She has won multiple awards for photography, writing, entrepreneurship and community development. Amongst other recognition, Karen received the Global X Foundation Award for Innovation 2018, was named the Digital Influencer of the Year 2019 at the Dutch Press Awards, and in 2022 was given a Barclays Social Entrepreneur Award for positively driving social and environmental change through business.

Karen consults for individuals and creative businesses from start ups to well known brands and corporations such as Fujifilm, Lotus and PPHE Group, advising on all things from brand identity to community development. 

Delivering cultural projects across Europe, Karen is experienced in working with museums and galleries, offering consultancy, developing exhibition spaces and education programmes, curating exhibitions, and collaborating with organisations such as The National Archive, English Heritage and Cambridge University.

Karen is the Creative Director of Shutter Hub, the UK based photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide. She founded the organisation to create a supportive community for photographers and to provide a platform for the development of ideas and careers. In 2021 she launched Shutter Hub Editions, a publishing house specialising in photobooks. 

Karen acts as a juror and reviewer for many photography exhibitions, festivals and events around the world, and offers portfolio reviews for photographers through PhotoVogue and Shutter Hub.

Through a combination of ongoing creative projects, including photography, writing, and consultancy, Karen continues to develop work around her love for travel, culture, and cars.