Creative Director Design and Strategy
Karen Klessinger, who was born and raised in Munich, is Creative Director at dan pearlman Markenarchitektur GmbH in Berlin, Germany. Karen has joined dan pearlman in 2000 and has since then worked for clients such as Lufthansa, Commerzbank and BMW/MINI designing brand spaces, brand academys or exhibitions. She is an expert for brand development strategies, brand experience and customer experience design and a consultant for international companies, start-ups, cultural institutions, zoos and leisure parks. In her work Karen focuses on scenography and interactive, digital experiences whilst developing holistic concepts for architectural spaces.
Karen holds a degree in MA of Engineering/MA Architecture from the HFBK, University of Fine Arts in Hamburg and a certificate in Service Design. Her work has won several prizes such as the German Design Prize in Gold for Lufthansa Brand Academy in 2011. Recently, Karen joined the German institution Art Directors Club, ADC, as a member of the jury.
2001 – 2007
Design Director at dan pearlman, Berlin
2007 – 2009
Creative Director at Triad, Berlin
2009 – today
Creative Director Design and Strategy at dan pearlman, Berlin