As a self–proclaimed 21st century polymath, I am a Digital Media Creative intent on utilising the scope of New Media as a tool to resolve, communicate, and innovate as a social responsibility. Consequently, I am in constant pursuit of purpose driven endeavours, creative and strategic solutions, and open dialogues and awareness. Passionate about exploring beneath the surface, I seize every opportunity to dive right in, and strive to devise curiously progressive, impactful, and comprehensive multimedia solutions, employing suitable methods of communication.
A first–generation undergraduate alumna, I graduated from the American University in Dubai in 2016, with a magna cum laude BFA degree in Visual Communication, with a concentration in Digital Media. As a Digital Media Creative, I most recently worked at an advertising and communication agency located in Dubai. In addition to this, I have acquired several years of multimedia freelance experience with clients from an array of industries. My range of expertise includes but is not limited to audio/video production and post–production, creative direction, multimedia design, interactive media, and front–end web development.
Committed to storytelling with a purpose, uncovering the truth about complex and paramount issues, and confronting injustice, inequality, and discrimination. I am also a MS Journalism candidate and an Annenberg Leadership Scholar at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California in the USA.
Augmented Reality and User Experience – New Possibilities of Real Driving
The objective was to collaborate in, develop, and document the intercontinental exchange between creative and technical entities, organised to achieve a consistent understanding of all aspects of the triangle: Human Experience / Traffic / Urban Space.
Technische Universität Dresden, Audi AG, & American University in Dubai
The purpose was to document a conceptual installation and create an educational and enlightening narrative which would exclusively delineate the major theme revolving around people’s egocentric behaviour, which undermines their existentially sustainable development.
Anatoliy Kharkhurin, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology, American University of Sharjah
" Karina has outstanding interpersonal skills that compliment her first rate creative and technology background. She is always looking to new techniques and best practices in her own works, and would always push the boundaries of new media tools along with strong concepts in both abstract and real world projects. "
Brad Moody, Associate Professor of Digital Media and Digital Media Coordinator at American University in Dubai
" I remember her as a very focused, very committed person. She was always willing to take efforts to the maximal extent in order to achieve outstanding, unique solutions in various visual design projects. She possesses a strong and self driven personality, which allows her to cultivate an independent artistic style and to achieve outstanding visual artworks. "
Hendrik Wahl, Dr. Philosophie, Diplomdesigner, Associate Professor of Digital Media at American University in Dubai