About

Founded by Karen Brown in 1988, KBrown Design has been assisting clients with their design needs in Halifax and beyond for over 30 years.

We’re not just graphic designers. We’re storytellers. Known for our highly strategic, collaborative approach, we strive to transform complex information into a visual narrative that persuades and informs.

With decades of experience, KBrown Design has earned a reputation for exceptional results. We work with a professional team of suppliers, illustrators, writers and photographers. You can rest assured knowing that we can effectively implement any size project—on time and on budget.

ABOUT KAREN

Karen is passionate about great design. She has been honoured by Applied Arts Magazine, Canada’s preeminent visual communications publication, has had her work featured on the cover of Design Annual, and has contributed to her field by holding executive positions on the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada’s regional and national boards.

Karen’s decades of experience and professionalism make her the graphic designer of choice for many prestigious clients in Halifax and beyond.

 

Awards

Redgees Design Awards, Independent Category, Atlantic Canada (2016): Memory Lane logo

Redgees Legacy Edition Winner, Independent Category, Atlantic Canada (2015)

Graphex, Finalist (2013): Soteria logo and branding

AASCIF Communication Award (2008), 1st Place Annual Reports: Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, 2007 Annual Report

Ice Awards: Lou Cable Memorial Award, Silver (2006): Peace Not War poster

Graphex Award of Merit (2006):
Peace Not War poster

Applied Arts Design Award (2006):
Peace Not War poster

Big Idea Awards, Honourable Mention (1997): Nova Scotia Research Foundation Corporation, 1994-1995 Annual Report

Big Idea Awards, Honourable Mention (1996): Nova Scotia Film and Development Corporation, 1994-1995 Annual Report

Time for Design Award, Bronze Award (1990): Scotsburn Milk packaging

Community Contributions

Halifax Rowing Club, Treasurer
(2020-present)

GDC Atlantic Chapter, Corporate Secretary (2012-2015)

Halifax Rowing Club, Communications Director (2006-2011)

GDC National Executive, Corporate Secretary (2002-2006)

GDC Atlantic Chapter, Past President
(1997-1999)

GDC Atlantic Chapter, President
(1996-1997)

Our Clients

Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council

Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society

Saint Mary’s University

Fish Safe Nova Scotia

Communications Nova Scotia

Women Unlimited

Department of Medicine, Capital Health and Dalhousie University

Farm Safety Nova Scotia

Allison Garber Communications

Canadian Autism Partnership Project

North York Harvest Food Bank

Autism Nova Scotia

Peace Not War Poster

The Peace Not War poster was designed for the exhibition, “Lest We Forget – Canadian Designers on War” which featured the responses of 24 prominent Canadian graphic designers to the subjects of war, anti-war and peace. This poster has won 3 awards – Applied Arts Design Award and was featured on the cover of the design annual; Ice Award, Lou Cable Memorial Award; and Graphex Award of Merit. The poster also was included in Communications Arts (2006).