Red&Crew founder Karen Parish
Helping people is Karen’s passion. She was a member of Zonta International for many years and more recently connecting women through her personal project Wise Women, wisewomen.com.au. Partnering with a close friend, they created Cold Winter Nights which for a number of years collected blankets, doonas and sleeping bags for the homeless in Melbourne.
In the very early and challenging days of the internet, Karen worked closely with a software engineer with a Masters in Usability Design, they combined their skills to design and build websites. At the time, this was a sideline to her graphic design business.
Karen’s design talent was spotted early in her career as a junior artist in an advertising agency, moving on to the print industry where she quickly rose to head designer and to manage the company’s in-house art room. She left to begin her own graphic design business in 1985.
A lifelong learner and avid reader, Karen is a member of the Marketing Mastermind with HerBusiness network, and continues to tap into books and online courses on business and marketing.
Karen lives with her husband and business partner Trevor in Melbourne, Australia and she is a passionate supporter of Aussie Rules team, the Richmond Tigers. Their two grown children have spent years travelling the world.