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Karen Gonzalez

Karen Gonzalez - Mexico based illustrator

Based in Guadalajara, Karen González is one of Mexico’s brightest illustration talents. Colourful and bold, with plenty of natural textures, her work is full of dynamism and often features strong women and contemporary themes. It’s no wonder Karen’s clients include leading brands in fashion publishing and retail.
Perhaps some of her success comes down to the fact that she’s also a trained animator and knows how to bring life and personality to an image. After a bachelor’s degree in Animation and Digital Art at Tec de Monterrey, she completed a masters in Concept Art for Animation at the prestigious Vancouver Film School. Influenced by artists such as Matisse and the Spanish architect Gaudí, Karen uses strong forms to create her own visual language. She’s worked as a graphic designer, understands the creative process, and clients always appreciate the vision she brings to their projects.

Approach

While Karen likes to sketch in pencil, her illustrations are executed digitally using natural-style brushes for an organic, textured look. Her ability to add animated elements makes Karen the ideal choice for online campaigns.

Style

Karen’s style is bold and graphic as she uses shape and colour to enhance the mood of each piece. She adapts her style according to the brief – ranging from painterly with Impressionist influences, to more playful and cartoony.

Client list

Karen’s client list includes the Mexican publications of Vogue, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar and Forever 21, the Mexican retailer Liverpool, and the Recording Academy.
Gif animation of girl at Train Station
Karen Gonzalez
Fashion girl animated gif for Resort 2021 Fashion Show
Karen Gonzalez
Depicting of Halston, American fashion designer
Karen Gonzalez
Animated gif of countryside Mexican Town
Karen Gonzalez
Graphics gif animation of Girl in the Museum
Karen Gonzalez
Fashion girls illustration by Karen Gonzalez
Karen Gonzalez
Olympic podium
Karen Gonzalez
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Portrait illustration of Amanda Gorman, American poet
Karen Gonzalez
Stripes and Flower shop painting
Karen Gonzalez
Karen Gonzalez self-portrait gif
Karen Gonzalez
Egg food illustration
Karen Gonzalez
Animated fashion in detail gif by Karen Gonzalez
Karen Gonzalez
Cartoon portraiture of Padmé Amidala Star Wars characters
Karen Gonzalez
Mermaid digital painting
Karen Gonzalez
Mexican street corn vendor painting
Karen Gonzalez
GIrl in the museum
Karen Gonzalez
Fashion details
Karen Gonzalez
Fashion Runway
Karen Gonzalez
Fashion girl gif animation
Karen Gonzalez
Christian Dior fashion animated gif
Karen Gonzalez
Editorial illustration of people voting in election
Karen Gonzalez
Baseball sports digital art
Karen Gonzalez
Fashion red carpet girls painting
Karen Gonzalez
Piper Bird painting
Karen Gonzalez
Portrait painting of Natalie Portman, Israeli-American actress
Karen Gonzalez
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Fashion woman off to the beach
Karen Gonzalez
Fashion Characters
Karen Gonzalez
Cartoon girl portrait illustration
Karen Gonzalez
Grammys 2021 fashion outfits by Karen Gonzalez
Karen Gonzalez
Vancouver cityscape digital painting
Karen Gonzalez
Cartoon Feline pirates illustration
Karen Gonzalez
Mexican Beach
Karen Gonzalez
Cartoon Mermay in aquarium
Karen Gonzalez
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