Creative & Media

Executive Producer & Creative Director to Advertising Agencies, Media and Broadcast/Cable Networks.

A look, a sound, a voice, a story is what grabs an audience, and breaks through the clutter of today’s digital world.

Over a 12 year span, Karen directed talent, design and production teams around the world to create logos, graphics, animation, interfaces, original music, promotion and programming, to create innovative and award-winning network identity, programming and commercial packages.

Karen Olcott Montage

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Demo Reel: 5:45 Montage of programming openings, network identity and commercials using complex digital compositing, high-end motion control, innovative film techniques and cutting-edge post production.


Fire Engine Designer

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Microsoft TV Opening

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Flix Network Packagin

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NBC Entertainment Network IDs

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MTV: “Fire-Engine Designer” Programming: Executive Producer on inspiring Original Programming series Microsoft: “Interactive TV” Open: Executive lead on new launch packaging for Microsoft Interactive Video Guide Flix: Network Packaging: Creative Director for 20 Network IDs and Opens to wrap a new Premium Channel appealing to independent and offbeat movie lovers NBC: “Lens” “Marbles” “Chainsaw” Network IDs: Led award-winning redesign of NBC Entertainment Network and 216 NBC Affiliates, with creative and eye-catching identity package

The Movie Channel - Electricity and Countdown

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Showtime Exclusive Open

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Warner Brothers Opening

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The Movie Channel: “Electricity” and “History” Opens:  Executive lead on cut-paper, stop-motion and film techniques to capture the jagged script of the history of movies Showtime: “Exclusive Movie Presentation” Open: Creative Director of award-winning Network packaging, using extensive live action and digital compositing Warner Bros: “Matinee Warner” Open: Executive lead on Presentation open featuring high-end motion control movement through an Old Western Scene