She creates the comic strip Gymratz©, now in its 15th year, for International Gymnast Magazine. She is currently working on posters for under-represented endangered wildlife and a graphic novel. In addition, Karen is creative director/consultant for Café Solar, a fair trade coffee company that uses sustainable practices to grow and process coffee.
Awards for her design work include Art Director’s Boston, Creativity Annual NY. She previously produced the children's cable show Creative License for Arlington Cable Access Television that won a second place New England regional award and two local awards.
Professor Roehr is an associate professor of Art and Design. She also works as a graphic designer, illustrator, comic strip artist, and writer. Work has been published in Rockport books and Print books/Magazine.