About Karen

Karen LeBoulluec, M.S., R.Y.T, has 16 years professional design, writing, and photography experience. Design work includes preparing documents for the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch and redesigning several department websites with an IT team. As a contract designer/project manager, she has designed many websites, publications, and identity systems for small and medium sized businesses. She has used social media since 2006 and is available to teach groups about these tools and how to use them for marketing services and products. She also enjoys developing and producing videos.Caricature-Karen

She enjoys sports, drawing and nature, and dove into sports photography. Her work has been published by Wesleyan University, the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Connecticut Fairs Association, The Hartford Advocate, and the Town Times. She is especially thrilled to have photographed the University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball team for the cover of The Hartford Advocate and feature article. Other assignments with The Hartford Advocate included photographing the undefeated Trinity Squash team and a semi-professional men’s soccer team in New Britain. Although she enjoys photographing sports, she really enjoys watching the games with family and friends.

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As the Communications Officer at Cheshire Academy, she combined all her skills to lead the preparation of their flagship magazine, other publications, and advertisements. In addition to utilizing design and marketing skills, she also conducted interviews and wrote articles and press releases, as well as supplying photographs for print and web use.

She completed a Bachelors Degree in Science at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and a Master’s Degree from Quinnipiac University in eMedia Communications in 2005. The course work at Quinnipiac University was cutting edge and the team projects were rewarding. For example, I served as a program manager and art director for an award winning website redesign project. Additionally, our team worked on the design and production of a FOX 61 political website.

Loving nature and the outdoors, she gets out as much as possible with her camera. She started birding in 2014 at state parks. A challenging part of birding is identifying birds and having a photograph or video is especially helpful. She also enjoys recording bird songs and uses websites like Bird Notes for more education.
Fork-Tail Flycatcher - photos by K. LeBoulluec

Native of South America, the Fork-Tail Flycatcher was spotted and identified in Hadley, CT in late November 2013. This was one of the most exciting bird sightings I had in 2013. Then on January 1, 2014, I watched a Snowy Owl for most of the day with many other visitors. I spotted 21 species that day.

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