I work as a freelancer creating branding, web & graphic design using a collaborative approach. Service users & staff are invited in the creative process, wherever the interest lies. I can provide training for workers to edit the designs created to save resources for future projects.

Exchange :: Payment

Quotes are tailored to your project needs, vision and available resources. I work on a sliding scale, depending on if you are part of a not for profit, small business or well funded project.


Before we start working, I put everything in writing so we’re both on the same page. If the final result doesn’t match what we agreed upon, there will be no charge for the services.

Solidarity work

One of the ways I pay the rent for continuing to occupy stolen lands is to provide my skills for First Nations (non government funded) projects. Please get in touch if you have something in mind.


All work is owned by the client. Work might be show on this website for promotional reasons. Please let me know if you don’t want this to happen.

About me

My name is Karen Batten and my ancestors are not from this place. My ancestors came here from England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany & Prussia by boat between 1791 and 1901. I occupy the stolen lands of the Jagera, Yugura, Yugarpul and Turrabal people.

Since 2002, I have worked as a freelance community worker, graphic and web designer using a collaborative approach. I have worked as a graphic designer since 1996.

I’m currently interested in equity in small groups, backyard resilience and transformative justice. I’m a proud Uncle to young humans and hounds in my life.