Barking Cat Studio is the creative inspiration of proud Brooklyn native, toy designer & graphic artist Karen Merbaum.
Karen has been creating art professionally for over 25 years. She has been inspiring and teaching children arts & crafts for decades. Her career has included teaching packaging design at NYC’s School of Visual Arts and work as a toy designer, the entertainment & music industry, comic books and environmental design. Clients have included: HBO, PolyGram Music, Big AppleFest, Voyager Communications/Valiant Comics, Random House, Rose Art, MEGA Brands, Cra-Z-Art Corp., Toy Biz and Toy Max Toys.
As the top cat at Barking Cat Studio, Karen sets the tone for an exhilarating, upbeat, creative environment that encourages her students to produce fun, out-of-the-ordinary arts & crafts. Karen & her staff’s commitment to the arts & the students makes the studio experience at Barking Cat one kids (and adults) won’t soon forget.