University of Massachusetts Lowell

Faculty > Karen E. Roehr, Associate Professor

“To design is to transform prose into poetry. ”

Paul Rand

Karen E. Roehr is a book artist, graphic designer, illustrator and writer. Her special interest is in miniature books and moveable books (pop-ups). Roehr's design work ranges from unique announcements to posters; her illustration work is both ink and watercolor and monotype chine colle. Roehr has received many grants and awards including the Kimberly Colen grant from the Society of Childrenís Book Writers and Illustrators, the Mass Cultural Council and the Healy Grant. Her design work has been featured in Rockport books, print magazine and the forthcoming Ultimate Greeting Card Collection from Shenyang, China. Roehr also creates the comic strip Gymratz© for International Gymnast Magazine.


Karen Roehr

Karen E. Roehr, Graphic Design & Advertising


MFA, Graphic Communications

Washington University, St. Louis

BA, Studio Art

Bowdoin College


Director and Faculty Supervisor

UMLtimate Studio

Co-Principal Investigator, Performamatics