Karen Endecott was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Her love of art coupled with the digital boom centered in the nearby Silicon Valley led to a natural progression into graphic design. In the beginning, her favorite subject was horses, which quickly led to a broader spectrum including figure drawing and ceramics. After a short stint at Academy of Art in San Francisco, she earned an Associate of Arts from Masters Institute in San Jose, California.
Looking for a career in her chosen path of graphic design, she accepted a job in the in-plant print shop of the national retail chain, Tower Records. With a strong work ethic and technical competence, not only did she become the lead in the pre-press department but also got hired for a number of design projects for the prominent Solomon Dubnick Gallery in Sacramento, California.
This body of work included artist catalogs for Lorraine Vail, Helen and Alan Post, and many monthly gallery show invites and posters.
Now living in beautiful Shelby, North Carolina with her family, she works from home as a freelance graphic designer for print and web.