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Karin Kuenstler

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Karin Kuenstler
Associate Professor
URBN Center, 1A10E
Phone: 215-895-2383
Fax: 215-895-1779
kuenstls@drexel.edu


My connection to Drexel University goes back to 1969 when I entered Drexel as an idealistic freshman, eager to discover ways to channel my passion for design and visual expression. It was at Drexel that I discovered my avocation in commercial interior design.

After graduating with a BS in Interior Design in 1973, I spent ten years with Diversified Interior Design in Philadelphia, PA rising from Junior Designer to Project Manager. After serving as Director of Design at Peter Simoncelli & Associates in Narberth, PA for a year, I went on to hold a number of consulting positions with Diversified Interior Design, Spectrum Corporation in King of Prussia, and CoreStates in Philadelphia. And I worked as a free-lance interior designer between 1976 and 1987 for a number of Philadelphia area businesses.

In addition to my work in Interior Design, I have had a successful career as a fiber artist, winning commissions for weavings that have hung in the offices of IBM, Philadelphia National Bank, Thiokol, INA, along with several private residences.

While working as an Instructor of Interior Design at Harcum College, then as Program Coordinator and Instructor of Interior Design at Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science (now Philadelphia University).

In 1982, I returned to my Drexel roots, starting as an Adjunct Professor in Nesbitt College. Before being promoted to my current position, I served as Associate Professor of Design and Program Area Head for the Interior Design Program in the Drexel University College of Media Arts and Design.

Continuing my professional development while working full-time at Drexel,in 1987 I received a Masters in Education/Educational Leadership with a Visual Arts focus from Bank Street College and Parsons School of Design, Manhattan, NY.

Degrees:
M.S., Bank Street College of Education and Parsons;B.S., Drexel University - Interior Design