Merina Karpen

Austin, TX

Hi, I'm Merina!

I have a M.A. in Graphic Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a B.A. in Advertising from the University of Houston. My career began when I served two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) from 2012-2014.

I am open to new opportunities and helping organizations elevate their presence and branding.

I'm originally from Dallas and went to college in Houston. I have also lived in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Sacramento over the course of eight years. As of 2019, I'm happy to claim Austin as my newest home!

Beyond that, my hobbies include hiking, camping, traveling, DIY home projects, and fostering kittens.


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