Karen Gelardi is a Principal Designer with Designtex in South Portland, Maine.
Before joining Designtex in 2012, Karen Gelardi ran her own firm Karen Gelardi: New Factories and also worked for Angela Adams as an Associate Creative Director and at Smockshop as an Artist.
Designtex is the leading company in the design and manufacturing of applied materials for the built environment.
A recognized innovator, Designtex are known for their rigorous and dedicated approach to research and development of textiles and wallcoverings with reduced environmental impact. Designtex's ongoing efforts toward greater sustainability inform every product in their catalog. By sharing their insights through open patents and leadership within standard-setting industry organizations Designtex aim to benefit the industry as a whole.
Designtex offers an evolving catalog of over 8,000 materials. They are specified by designers for corporations, government and private institutions, education, retail, hospitality and healthcare environments, as well as entertainment and sporting arenas in the United States and around the world.
Karen Gelardi graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in Painting.
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