Karen Hirt Design


Work Samples from 2006 - 2018

User Experience Design
UI / Interaction design
User research
Competitive analaysis
Wireframes, IA, flows, prototypes
User testing
Mobile UI design for iOS and Android
UI specs


Brand Design
Brand identity design
Brand architecture
Brand communication design
Brand guidelines & specs

Visual Design
Marketing design for digital + print
Publication design
Typography, illustrations, photography
Deck presentation and template design



Design thinking is a powerful process for creative problem solving that starts with unmet user needs. 
With design thinking, we'll give ourselves the opportunity to learn from the people we're designing for,
explore and test new ideas, learn from failures and user feedback. We learn how to think with the design
thinker's mindset to develop a user-empathy approach to the design process.

I create and lead design thinking workshops for communities, companies and organizations.
Please feel free to contact me.

 Ideation Session at TUMO, Yerevan, 2017

Ideation Session at TUMO, Yerevan, 2017

Design Thinking for faculty and staff at TUMO, Yerevan

At Tumo.org – Center for Creative Technologies in Yerevan – staff and faculty members participated in the design thinking workshop. The premise was to improve the overall students' experiences and finding strategies and practice for staff to unlock creative thinking for innovative problem solving.

 Role Play Prototype, East Palo Alto School District, 2017

Role Play Prototype, East Palo Alto School District, 2017

Healthy snacks for schools in need – An Acumen social innovation study

Our human-centered design project 'Pepino' was geared towards a nutritional problem manifesting itself in many low income schools. Our pitch 'Pepino' proposed a unique solution  to inspire and promote healthy eating at schools and the impact of wholesome nutrition for children and teenagers. The project was an Acumen+ / Ideao human-centered design study for social entrepreneurship.


Case Studies

To get more insights into my design process, customer cases and marketing research see my case studies.


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