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KAREN HAWKINS
I have always been fascinated by designed retail spaces, the story telling that can be done with unique products and the science behind the shopping experience. As an executive specializing in store design for iconic national brands like L.L.Bean and Coldwater Creek, I brought to market flagship stores to pop-ups, and everything in between. In doing this work, I collaborated with the giants of the multibillion dollar retail design industry like Big Red Rooster in Columbus and RGLA Solutions in Chicago, and intertwined their knowledge with my own to start my next adventure as a consultant.
Now, at Old Port Specialty Tile, I’m surrounded by beautiful product from around the globe, and part of a talented team that is committed to the world of tile. I enjoy helping our clients find their perfect fit for smaller spaces like backsplashes and fireplaces, and supporting our tile experts who work on huge, spectacular projects.
My husband and I love this city with all its restaurants, breweries and shops. We work off the food and drink by staying active golfing, paddling, biking, hiking and skiing in Maine’s great outdoors. I also curl up with a good book every so often, am addicted to Sudoku, and love, love, love spending time with my two grown children.
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