Karen Nicol is a mixed media and embroidery textile designer/artist for fashion, interiors and gallery. Karen has worked with many fashion design houses, including Schiaparelli, Alexander McQueen, Jasper Conran and Giles Deacon. Creating concepts and designs, Karen produces embroidered textiles for ready-to-wear and couture. She has designed interior textiles for clients such as the King of Qatar, the Pope, Estee Lauder and Gwyneth Paltrow. She also creates own label collections for companies including Anthropologie, Pottery Barn and Designers Guild. Since 2010, Karen's large embroidered, painted and sculpted art pieces, have been exhibited and sold in galleries and art fairs all over the world, with solo shows in London, Paris and New York. Karen was founder, senior lecturer and visiting professor of the Mixed Media MA degree course at the Royal College of Art, London. Karen is currently artist in residence at DeMontfort University, and continues to lecture in colleges around the world.