Karen Cho

Karen Cho

Bayside, NY, US





Lightexture, Brooklyn, NY, US, Production Manager

Managerial oversight of the ceramic studio and coordinating inventory logistics with Northeast distribution centers; producing slip cast ceramics used as lampshades.

Oct 2014 - current

KCHO Design, Bayside, NY, US, Designer

Design and fabricate custom fine jewelry and ceramic home goods carried throughout stores in NYC and LA, such as Steven Alan and Eva Gentry Consignment.

Sep 2013 - current

Francesco Simeti, Brooklyn, NY, US, Artist Studio Assistant

Conceptualized and implemented solutions for suspending ceramic sculptures and managed communicating their complex installation process to Italian, Chinese and American galleries.

Jan 2014 - Jun 2016

C&C Jewelry, Brooklyn, NY, US, Sales Associate + Buyer

Selected and maintained store inventory focused on seasonal and demographic preferences, and maintained relationships with select wholesale vendors and distributors. Drove sales through a customer-focused approach with independent and team-collaborative measures to increase stock turnover.

Jun 2009 - Jun 2015

Jason Dale Pickens LLC., Brooklyn, NY, US, Assistant Designer

Designed, conceptualized and prepared presentations for clients. Sourced suppliers and fabricators, and negotiated cost for materials. Committed to completing projects within the deadline.

Jun 2013 - May 2015

Steven Alan, New York, NY, US, Sales Associate

Sought to satisfy and exceed customer expectations through caring attentive service. Built knowledge in the diverse collection of curated items to better guide customers.

Oct 2013 - Mar 2015


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Bachelors, Industrial Design

European Honors Program, Project Manager for Architecture as Community Engagement, Leader of Alternative Spring Break Guatemala, Industrial Design Student Representative of Student Alliance, Teacher's Assistant, Super Orientation Leader, Wood Shop Monitor.

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010

Areas of Specialization