Hello, my name is Steve Karp, founder and creative director of Karptoons! Think of me as the head chef, my virtual studio as the kitchen, and my diverse network of freelance creatives as the ingredients I use to cook up tasty animation treats. I assemble and mix my colleagues based on client tastes and project specs. This time-tested recipe fosters a nimble creative process resulting in curated looks, fresh perspectives, fast turnarounds, lower costs, and great attention to detail. Karptoons provides big studio quality with small studio care.
-Creative Strategy & Story Development. 
-Concept Designs, Storyboards, & Animatics. 
-Character Animation, Motion Graphics, & Creative Editing. 
- Project & Creative Team Management.
Crafting a compelling story with appealing characters is a powerful way to connect with people on a more personal level, leading to stronger engagement with the viewer. This approach opens up creative avenues that help entertain, inform, and inspire your audience. 
Note: For this next part I'll be referring to myself in the third person. It makes me sound more important. 
Steve Karp is an award winning animator and director, whose love affair with character animation stems all the way back to his early days of feverishly watching Saturday morning cartoons in his PJ's. He's a DC area native who received his BFA in film from Syracuse University. With a foundation rooted in visual storytelling, Steve has created animation for networks, creative agencies, studios, businesses, museums, and the US government for over 20 years. 
His longtime relationship with PBS Kids has led to the creation of countless on-air promos as well as fan favorite content like PBSKIDS ROCKS! music videos, Word of the Week, Animal Alphabet, and credit bed animations for seven series. His contributions helped usher in the latest on-air rebrand in 2013 and launch the 24 hour channel in 2018. He has also helmed the creation of series promo tool kits for Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Pinkalicious, 2019 reboot of Clifford The Big Red Dog, Elinor Wonders Why, and Donkey Hodie.
Prior to re-opening Karptoons in 2019, Steve served as the Director of Animation for 7 years at Interface Media Group: One of DC's top creative companies and post production houses.
Additional Fun Facts
-Proud husband and girl dad
-World's worst dog trainer
-DC and 'CUSE sports nut
-Sci-fi and comic geek
-1980’s TV savant ​​​​​​​
Steve's career credits include: PBS KIDS, Sesame, Nat Geo, The US Department of State, The National Museum of The American Indian, AMTRAK, AARP, DIA, The DC Lottery, The Washington Post, The American Red Cross, Nestle Europe, The World Bank, NBC Nightly News, Children’s National Medical Center, The National Credit Union Association, The National Association of Realtors, Interface Media Group, August Lang and Husak, MDB Communications, Wunderman, Bully! Entertainment, and Mediatavern.
Back to Top