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Karen Cooper

Pic Monkey
Content Extruder
Karen Cooper’s editorial work spans all screens but she says she learned everything she needed to know from her very first job at the most creative company in the world: the Muppets. After learning the story editing craft with “Muppet Babies” and “Fraggle Rock,” Cooper created and produced NBC’s mixed-format news and information program for kids, “K-TV,” “The Red Booth”(ABC), and the first program made by, for, and about girls, “House of Girls” (PBS). At Microsoft, Cooper pioneered early interactive television prototypes, online interactive fiction programs for MSN, and online learning initiatives in the education space. After a few years developing editorial for mobile apps, she’s happy to call PicMonkey home. As content lead, she’s the voice of The Monkey, and cooks up fresh verbs for PicMonkey’s blog, homepage, and notoriously offbeat user interface text.