‘Design is thinking made visual’
— Saul Bass

I have your best interests at heart combined with years and years of experience and knowledge and application in excellence of design and illustration.

I also love that what I do makes my clients happy as I want their business or project to succeed.

Although every project is individual, my fees are affordable - my vast experience and knowledge in design benefits you, the client. I do not take on every job but make sure that the job is a ‘good fit’ for both myself and the client before commencing a project.

If the project demands, I am supported by a great team of other freelancers in complementary fields who I can call on if required, and who are committed to excellence as much as I am.

Some people have been kind enough to share their thoughts on working with me as the testimonials below indicate.
  • ‘We were struggling on how to convey the message and Karen delivered (a solution for the trade show signage and materials) in her design in a very short period of time.'
    The Senior Product Manager and freelance photographer said, 'this is some of the best work we have ever done!!'
    You are truly amazing :)
    Thank you.'

    Senior Management & Team
    Audio & Video Production Technology

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    'Karen Curran is a brilliant graphic designer who has an ability to understand your garbled brief and come up with quick results. She works fast, can adapt her work to meet your varying requirements and is extremely reliable. Karen has designed many book covers for me over the last 20 years plus; plus order forms, brochures, product packing etc. Karen is a true professional.'

    Robyn Henderson

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    ‘You are such a living example of a business owner with 100% integrity and someone who constantly works to follow her dreams …’

    Robert Gerrish
    Flying Solo

    'I have worked with many Graphic Designers over the last twenty years but Karen Curran at Unicorn Graphics stands out with her attention to detail and the fact that she always does what she says she is going to do. Karen and I have worked together on some large branding projects and she has added considerable value to the projects and met or surpassed all deadlines.'

    Lisa Robinson

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    'Once again, I highly recommend Karen from Unicorn Graphics. She has designed my logos, product label designs, business cards and invoice books. I'm a perfectionist by nature, but she has always delivered, with a few touch-ups here and there, exactly what I require from her.'

    Cesar Campos
    The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. - Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915), The Note Book

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    'Karen not only provided great illustrations and a cover design and the final layout of the book but she was enormously supportive throughout the whole process, offering expert advice Her input was considerable and far and beyond expectations.'

    John Godfrey
    CFRE, MInstF, MFIA

  • 'It’s perfect! But then again, your work is always top notch.'
    'I first had Karen recommended to me in 2008, and I have used her services and taken her advice on all matters of graphic design. She designed, from the ground up, my book covers, powerpoint templates, business cards, stationery, website and banner and all were of superlative quality, highly creative and easy on the eye. She works quickly and always delivers on time.'

    Dr Harry Zaphir
    Edit: Sadly Dr Zaphir passed away in Sept 2012.

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    'As an expert in marketing I know the value of a great graphic artist and how important they are to creating material that helps a business win clients. I have nothing but praise for Karen. She is extraordinarily talented, has great attention to detail and always delivers an outstanding result. If you're serious about the look and feel of your business then I would highly recommend you engage Karen to help you create the look you deserve. Thanks Karen you're a star!'

    Paul McCarthy
    Australia's RockStar Marketer

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    'I had been looking for an illustrator to create some coloring book pages for GummyLump.com and Karen was the very first person to respond. She was personable and professional and kept following up with me for information on the project. I knew she was the right person and she created a wonderful coloring book page for me so quickly that I was surprised by the quality. It is adorable, beautifully done, and exactly what I asked for. She is truly talented not only in illustration but in working with clients. Her pricing is reasonable, her work wonderful AND on time, and her personality seals the deal. I have no hesitation in recommending her to others.'

    Linda Rocco