contact me

c.  917. 664. 0385

e.  karen@karen-mckibben.com

 

about me

I've freelanced with some of the best agencies all around the country producing many award winning commercials and content for the biggest brands on projects that included cars, celebrities, athletes, animals, heavy visual effects, super bowl, tech, shooting abroad, microsite builds, content Facebook app integration. I deliver crafted projects regardless of their budget or the inevitable challenges that come up during production. I take pride in keeping calm and finding the fun while working because finding solutions is always a little easier when there is laughter.

i organize educational roundtables for the not-for-profit organization, the poolhouse, because i believe learning more helps us all develop within our professions. I also am a co-founder of the madmen bowling league in nyc because having fun in this industry is half of why we made a career out of advertising. 

where i work

i am based out of new york city, but also work with agencies in austin, chicago, huntington beach, los angeles, richmond, and seattle. I am also always happy to add a new city to the list. 

interviews

fwa interview

poolhouse interview

freelance agency experience

johannes leonardo, nyc, executive producer, volkswagen

service plan, nyc, executive producer, bmw

havas, nyc, executive producer, rite aid

ss+k, nyc, executive producer, every town for gun safety

mccann, nyc, executive producer, verizon, lysol, chick fil a, mucinex

rga, austin, executive producer, smart food

johannes leonardo, nyc, executive producer, amazon

kbs, nyc, executive producer, bmw & monster

saatchi & saatchi, nyc, executive producer, olay & walmart

y&r, nyc, executive producer, dell and special olympics

translation, nyc, senior producer, nba

martin agency, richmond, va, senior producer, ritz

r/ga ny,  executive producer,  samsung

anomaly ny,  executive producer,  budweiser and p&g

leo burnett ny,  executive producer,  united nations

ogilvy & mather ny,  senior producer,  coca-cola

innocean worldwide, huntington beach, ca,   executive producer,  hyundai

saatchi & saatchi ny,  senior producer,  trident gum

razorfish chicago,  senior producer,  samsung

bfg9000 ny,  senior producer,  dish and babyganics

amalgamated, ny,  senior producer,  qdoba and madison square garden

weiden + kennedy ny,  senior producer,  espn. 

johannes leonardo ny,  senior producer,  google

mother ny, senior producer, mitchum

tbwa chiat la,  executive producer,  visa, pur, pedigree, whiskas

tbwa chiat la,  senior producer,  nissan, 

digitas ny,  executive producer,  samsung and comcast 

jwt ny,  producer,  various brands

bbdo ny,   producer,  gillette

lowe & partners ny,  producer,  chase

kirshenbaum bond + partners ny,  producer,  wendys

berlin cameron united ny,  assistant producer,  vitamin water, tidy cats

 

production experience

advertising

office production assistant - mjz- new york, ny 2005

directors assistant - hsi productions- new york, ny 2005

independent film

line producer | internet stories- new york, ny 2001

line producer | stalemate- new orleans, la 1998

education 

new york university | bachelor of arts in art history with a chemistry minor