Hi, I’m Karen.

I’m a lettering artist and designer living and working in Manchester, UK with my husband and two young kids. After over a decade spent in a more traditional corporate job, I threw caution to the wind and changed career in my 40s to pursue my secret creative passions. I also host the podcast, Being Heard, chatting to amazing career-changing women. Never too old, and never too late.

I love drawing letters and creating botanical inspired bullet journal spreads. For prints and bullet journal printables, that you can cut out and put in your own planner, head over to my shop.

I also have a monthly newsletter for fellow lovers of stationery where I chat about what it’s like to take the leap of a 360 degree change in career in your 40s and share some free printable goodies for your journal. Come join us!

Get In Touch

You can find me on Instagram or drop me an email at karen@thehappysideof40.com if you feel you have a story you would like to share on the podcast. This season, I’m interviewing creative women who have left behind their previous careers to navigate a more creative and fulfilling path.

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