“Karen Kavett is diligent, reliable, and astonishingly talented – a blessed and rare combination in the design world.”
John Green, New York Times Bestselling Author, winner of the Printz Award, and one half of the Vlogbrothers

So you like my design work and want to work together on a project? Send me an email at with details about your specific project and budget. If you’ve never worked with a designer before, please watch my video How to Hire a Freelance Graphic Designer for information about what to include in the initial email.

Things I do:
Logo/identity design, book layouts, website design, music Packaging, poster design, t-shirt design, photo manipulation and restoration, video editing

Things I do not do:
Website coding, complicated illustration (though I know several illustrators I can refer you to), tattoo design (too permanent!), printing (I will send you completed files online)

I love projects that are firmly planted in nerd and online culture, though I will do more traditional work as well. If you have a unique project you’d like me to work on that I haven’t mentioned here, please still feel free to send me an email so we can discuss it!

“Karen has freelanced for my organizations for over three years now. Not only is her work almost always exactly what I’m looking for even on the first draft, she’s also prompt and never takes on a job that she can’t do extremely well and on time.”
Hank Green, co-founder of VidCon, co-founder of DFTBA Records, and the other half of the Vlogbrothers

Commission FAQs

If you have further questions that aren’t answered below, feel free to send me an email at

How much do you charge for freelance work?
I can’t answer that until I know more about the project you’re proposing. Check out the video I made about How to Hire a Freelance Designer and then send me an email at with all the details about your project for a quote.

What programs do you design in?
I use the Adobe CS6 suite, mostly Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. I work on a Macbook Pro.

How long does it take you to finish a project?
That depends on the project! If you have a specific date you need a finished product by, just let me know and I will do my best to accomodate it. Keep in mind that rush jobs will cost more.

Why won’t you code my website?
I do not do any coding work, simply because I only know the very basics. However, I do know several web developers who I have worked with in the past who I am happy to refer you to.

“Karen has worked with me and for me on numerous projects. She’s always brought new, helpful ideas to the project and I’ve been able to rely on her to deliver when she said she would. Her designs, whether for digital or print media, have always fit the project perfectly.”
Alan Lastufka, co-founder of DFTBA Records