Our Community

Our creative and small business communities are just as important to us as our clients. Because of that we are volunteers and members of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Erie Economic Development Council and the Downtown Erie Business Association. Karen is also on the Committee for Erie Public Arts and has created a networking group Erie Creative Collective to bring together local creative freelancers, makers and entrepreneurs for networking, business development, mentorship and support in our home town—Erie, Colorado.

On occasion, Karen will review student portfolios and provide mentorship for The One Club and Metropolitan State University of Denver, and has participated in the annual Denver Paper Fashion Show.

Downtown Erie Business Association

Supporting small business.

Karen currently sits on the board of the Downtown Erie Business Association (DEBA) as President. DEBA helps to support the small businesses located in Downtown Erie through social media marketing, advocacy, event planning and other tactics to help increase foot traffic and exposure. Red Doodle created a brand for Downtown Erie, which lives on the website, street banners, wayfinding street sign and social media graphics.

Erie Creative Collective

Building creative community.

A local creative meet up group that we started, to bring together local designers, writers, makers, and other creative professionals to network, socialize, inspire and mentor. We host speakers, classes, studio tours, drink-n-draws and more.

Sculpting Fashion Out of Paper

The One Club’s Annual Paper Fashion Show is an event we look forward to every Spring. Since its inception, Karen has created ten dresses. Many volunteer hours and materials go into making these garments by local creative professionals, fashion designers and students. We are always blown away by the creativity and problem solving that goes into making a wearable garment made almost entirely of paper. Check out some of our creations here.