Visually Marketplace Designer Spotlight: Kiki Karpus

Visually Marketplace Designer Spotlight: Kiki Karpus

Visually’s Marketplace connects thousands of designers with clients seeking to commission infographics and data visualizations. Every week, we feature a member of our designer community here, on the blog. If you are interested in participating, please contact us at blog[at]

Name: Kathleen Karpus, but everyone knows me as Kiki
Age: 31
On Visually: kikikarpus
In design: 8 years


1. Tell us a bit about yourself: how did you get into design, and how long have you been doing it?

I went to Michigan State University for Advertising. Also worked on a minor in Fine Art. I took a few design classes there. My “portfolio” was worthless so I went to the Creative Circus in Atlanta, GA, and was trained as an Art Director. I worked in Atlanta and NYC. Then moved up to Traverse City, MI for a year to be with my fiancé. We... keep reading

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