Design for the Arts  
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Design for the Arts


Walking the Medicine Wheel

Design for the Arts curates short videos to promote a book co-authored by David Kopacz, MD and visionary artist Joseph Rael.






Brand Strategy, Design & Development

Design for the Arts provides brand strategy, print design and Web development for forward-thinking entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations. Collaboration with writers, developers, artists, and other creatives helps our clients achieve their dreams.

An Arts & Culture Innovator

Karen Kopacz | Strategist, Designer & Developer   An artist who understands branding and a designer who knows how to write code, Karen Kopacz has worked for over 15 years on projects small and large, from branding and brochures to creative direction and large media campaigns. Leading projects efficiently and creatively, Karen offers brand strategy and mapping, design, illustration, Web.
Public Field Guide | Stories That Inspire   Public Field Guide is an artist-led project exploring the many layers of value our public land and water offer to communities. Artist and storyteller Karen Kopacz combines drawing, writing, photography and film with her personal history and travel experiences, seeking to open hearts, cross barriers and share stories about how our culture relates to nature.

A Long History of
Arts & Culture In the Twin Cities

Karen co-founded Good Work Group (2010-2016) with strategist and storyteller Molly Priesmeyer and continues to collaborate on select projects.

As director of online arts & literature magazine Mental Contagion (2000-2008), Karen was invited to be a panel member of Fostering New Culture on the Internet at the SXSW 2005 Interactive Festival. Her Web design has been featured in the design anthology Portfolios Online (Hearst Books Intl.)

Creator of the "Mobile Art Gallery," Karen loves to curate art events at venues in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area to build connections between local artists, business owners and the community. Reconnect at Creative Electric Studios, Rock & Roll Minneapolis at Cause, among others, have been part of the Mobile Art Gallery.

She has served on the board for the Twin Cities Fine Arts Organization, is a former art director for First Avenue’s in-house magazine, and was a photographer for Pitchfork. Her first assignment was photographing David Byrne backstage at the State Theater.