Karen Welman
Founding Partner & Chief Creative Officer, Pearlfisher,

Karen is an award-winning graphic designer and founding creative partner at Pearlfisher. Her entrepreneurial streak 
is a magnet for many of the challenger brands with which Pearlfisher works, attracting a diverse and innovative range of like-minded clients.

Since becoming a mother of four, Karen’s career has evolved from designer to inventor. Her patented inventions include 37º, a range of temperature-regulating baby clothes featuring NASA-developed fabrics. This award-winning brand has picked up a host of prizes, including the Kind & Jugend Innovation Award, The Good Design Award in Japan and double gold in the Best Inventors Awards. And if that wasn’t enough, she was voted one of the Top 10 Global Female Inventors in an award ceremony in Singapore.

Karen’s insistence on pushing the boundaries both at work and play has gained her a formidable reputation – one that her clients, colleagues and family are wise to 
treat with the utmost respect.