Karien has always had a passion for fairy tales, dragons, witches and all types of mystical beings. She also loves to sketch and combined this with her huge appetite for the mystery and fantasy of fairy tales.
Inspired by authors such as Tolkien, CS Lewis, JK Rowling and Chris Riddell, she took an interest in Children's illustrations.
She received an illustration Diploma with Distinction at the London Art College. She also has been tutored by Mark Mithcell, an acclaimed children's illustrator in the USA.
Specializing in Graphic design, Character design and illustration, she has worked for almost 8 years in publishing field.