Penny Everett, Accessibility Consultant

I’ve worked with a few designers in my time, but never before have I met someone with so much flair and passion.

Karsten has an incredible openness to learn and meet accessibility requirements and standards. He’ll take anything onboard providing he can see a justification in it.

I’ve seen other designers work themselves into total exhaustion trying to meet deadlines, but not Karsten. He puts in 110% effort during working hours and then maintains a healthy balance between work and play.

Yes, just like anyone else, deadlines make him totally focussed, but as soon as they are met he’s not averse to joining in the office banter.

Every now and again he comes out of his design box and evangelizes design techniques within his own team, but also the wider company.

He is a natural presenter and can make any audience realize how important the look and feel is. We often have clients asking specifically if they can have Karsten assigned to their projects following one of his presentations.

How he still maintains a modicum of modesty is beyond me!

Published by Karsten Rowe

Karsten is a product design manager, with over 15 years of industry history. Based in San Francisco. Focused on teams, UI, UX, and design systems.