Karen Faith

Dir of Empathy & Intelligene
Moonshot Innovation Lab

Karen Faith is a brand strategist, researcher and creative facilitator specializing in ethnographic, human-centered discovery. Equal parts creator and communicator, she gathers market intelligence, business insights and innovative possibilities with qualitative field work and collaborative exploration. Since 2016, she has served as the Empathy & Intelligence Director for Moonshot Innovation Lab at Barkley in Kansas City, Missouri. Today, Karen is evolving her practice by developing an authenticity-based approach to creativity and communication that would completely eradicate the use of blurbs like this one.

Karen’s findings, talks and workshops have guided initiatives for companies big and small, from multiple Google brands to dozens of local startups. A graduate of the Hyper Island Business Transformation intensive in Stockholm, Sweden, she’s received multiple professional and creative fellowships, including The Dwight Conquergood award for ethnographic research at Performance Studies international #12 in London, two fellowships from the Internacional Teatro de Susana Alexander in Puebla, Mexico, and 4 residencies at the Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside in Troy, NY. In 2013, she presented her research method at the National University of Singapore School of Design, and from 2013 - 2015 gave multiple talks and trainings on branding, research and creativity at Googleplex in Mountainview, CA.

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