In this member highlight, meet Creative Director, Karen Rafeedie
Wife of CoWorkers president and founder, George Rafeedie, Karen is a Creative Director at Remedy, a brand strategy and communications agency. Karen hails from New Jersey and studied at Ohio University. She got into the ‘ad biz’ because she always liked creative writing as a kid.
While she doesn’t mind working downtown, Karen enjoys the flexibility CoWorkers offers. Karen says it’s easy to take phone calls there, book a conference room for meetings, work in a quiet office or use a desk near the more conversational areas.
Working at CoWorkers has also boosted her productivity. “On the days, I don’t travel downtown I can go to CoWorkers and immediately plug away at work versus spending that time commuting on the train,” Karen said. “Second, What I think is cool about CoWorkers is that people who would have never worked together because they have different careers can find a community here and form friendships.”
Outside of work Karen enjoys golfing when the weather warms up in Chicago and spending time with George and their two kids.