Karla co-founded HELMSIE, a wholesale gift company selling paper goods for babies and mommas. Karla creates all artwork and manages all product development for the brand.
As a licensed wallpaper, fabric and greeting card designer, Karla specializes in creating repeat patterns that rely on a hand-drawn aesthetic and intriguing color combinations. Karla's pattern collections contain surprising little details and well proportioned repeats. Collections are inspired by cultures and traditions, far away and in her own backyard in Athens, GA, where Karla lives with her husband and corgis in a little neighborhood called Normaltown.