Typography; Graphic Design; Advertising; Mobile Computing and Apps; Graphic Narrative.
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.
Teaching interests include integrating professional practice and engagement with social/environmental concerns and interdisciplinary projects/classes with other faculty including Juliette Rooney-Varga from the CCI. She currently teaches Teaches courses in typography, graphic design, advertising, mobile computing and app design, and in past years Word&Image: Narrative, History and the Comic strip, Tangible Interactive Design (co-taught with CS faculty) and supervised numerous student senior projects and directed studies.
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.