Karen has worked extensively as a lighting designer in Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe. Recent work in the UK includes Timecode and Wind in the Willows with Will Tuckett and Eros Eris with Liz Lea Dance, all at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and The John Metcalfe Band at the Royal Festival Hall. In Australia she has worked for numerous theatre and dance companies including previous work for Bangarra Dance Theatre – Skin, Belvoir Street Theatre, Red Shed Theatre Company, State Theatre of South Australia, Griffin Theatre Company and One Extra. In 2008 Karen returned to Australia after living in France and her work has since included designs for the opera Ingkarta Project (Adelaide Festival 2008), Noel Jordon’s In the Shape of a Girl (Sydney Opera House), Love Me Tender (Director Matt Lutton for Company B, PICA and Griffin Theatre Company), Hansel and Gretel (Pacific Opera), and Christine Douglas. More recently Karen has worked on Inglass (Narelle Benjamin – Spring Dance), Forseen (Narelle Benjamin and Frances Rings) and Barefoot Divas (Sydney Festival).