About Karsten Press

A Creative Studio

Welcome, how nice to see you here!

My name is Keri and I am the owner and designer here at Karsten Press.  I offer distinctive and creative direction, design and copywriting to organizations and small businesses looking to make a meaningful connection with their target audience.

Smart + Stylish Design

Your website, marketing communications, social media, images and content should all work together to tell your unique story. I’ll help design the look, feel and personality of your brand (engaging with your audience) and turn concepts and ideas into compelling creative copy (keeping your customers engaged!). We can work together to capture those elements that make your business unique and present it in the most honest way.

Are ready to discuss your next project?  Let’s talk here!

My Expertise

Design 94%
Creative Copywriting 96%
Instructional Design 100%


I use strong conceptualization and design skills to create effective and engaging brand identities, websites, presentation (PPT and Google Slides) and marketing collateral that will connect with your target market and present your business in the most authentic way.


Copywriting is about the common language you use throughout your brand to create a lasting relationship with your customers.  I use years of storytelling and marketing experience to concept and create a distinct tone and voice that is honest to who you are and tells your unique story.


I integrate instructional design theories, practices and methods (ADDIE) and over 12 years of design experience into all learning materials and content (such as e-courses, facilitator guides, participants’ workbooks, PowerPoint and Google Slides, assessments and manuals).

Marketing Collateral Created
Years Experience
Cups of Coffee

Designing a blog on your own? Start Here


If you are looking to start a blog or website on your own, here is a list of products, tools + services I use that I hope will be helpful as you get started!

Domains + Hosting

Dreamhost is my go-to for domains and hosting.  A WordPress hosting plan includes easy setup, automated updates and backups, and 24/7 WordPress support (which I have used a ton!). And Dreamhost is very affordable!

Wordpress Themes

I have tried everything from page builders to fancy themes and I have had the most success (and least amount of hassle) using the Genesis Framework and Themes.  I own every single one of these themes and love the ease and functionality of them. For more feminine styled themes, check out Restored 316.

Style Customization

I’ve recently discovered Design Palette Pro which allows you to change the look of your site without writing a single line of code!  (NOTE:  This only works with Genesis Child Themes.)

Email Marketing Software

I started out using Mailchimp which is free up to 500 users.  I then switched to Emma which is incredibly robust.  Marketing automation can be hard to wrap your brain around but Emma makes it incredibly easy (and fun) to do!
Recent Projects

Stanley Black & Decker

Stanley Black & Decker

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Incubate to Innovate

Incubate to Innovate

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Up North Market

Up North Market

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Say Hello

Do you have a project you’d like to discuss? Wonderful! The best way to get in touch initially is via email.

Please click on the button below, send me an email and I’ll be in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.