Karla Pámanes
Chair, Communications Design

Karla is a designer and visual story teller passionate about creating work that matters. She grew up in Mexico, and received her BA in Art from The University of Texas at El Paso.

She worked for over a decade for Discovery, Inc., the global leader in real life entertainment — best known for being the parent company to such cable TV channels as: Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, ID, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Discovery Kids, Eurosport, OWN, SCI and more.

She currently is a Senior Designer at CO:LAB and founder and brand-identity designer at karlapamanes.com.

When she’s not pushing pixels left and right, you can find her creating whimsical headbands for her Etsy shop, making arts and crafts with her son and sharing them on Instagram, or catching up on a crime show with her husband.

Karla likes steak, cheap wine, children’s picture books, word search puzzles, and carbs in all its shapes and forms. She lives in Farmington, Connecticut, with her husband and best friend of 19 years, Angel; her pizza-obsessed son, Lennon; their Maine Coon cat, Rita; and their six-toed cat, Maxwell C. Teodoro.