Pixie Grit Studios is the business alias for award-winning, multi-talented Graphic, Web and UX Designer Karen Chisholm.

Graphic Designer, Web Designer, UX/UI Designer, Austin, Texas - Karen Chisholm

My Heroic Past

I have a degree in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin and I am pursuing a degree in UX/UI Design. I started my career working for an ad agency, a publishing company and managing an in-house marketing department for a large real estate firm. When my kiddos were little I worked for those companies from my home office. Since then, I’ve done it all. From large corporate image rebranding projects and award-winning trade shows to web and package design for over 40+ large and small businesses and even a few rock stars like Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top. I am also an accomplished songwriter, music producer, abstract painter and lover of Peter Pan. View my full resume here.


  • I ask good questions

  • I predict trends

  • I am a graphic mind-reader

  • I am a prolific multitasker

How I Start The Magic

  • I set up a meeting with your decision makers.

  • They tell me where the company has been and where it wants to go.

  • I ask really good questions.

  • KAPOW the big idea hits.

  • I watch it unfold and take good notes.

Here is the truth: I do not need to know what you do. Your customer does. If your executives can’t explain “it” to me in a three-hour meeting, how will we explain it to a marketplace with the attention span of a squirrel? I love finding that clear, clean branding and messaging you need to get to the next level. I absolutely LOVE what I do!

Contact me for more information or a free consultation.