Karen Dardarian

Adjunct Professor

Business In Creative Industry

Karen Dardarian has been in the retail industry for over 17 years. At the beginning of 2022, she moved to New York to start a job with Eccolo, a gift/stationery wholesale brand, where she is the Senior Associate Director of Product Development. She manages a team that designs and develops gift/stationery products for mass retailers.

Prior to New York, she lived in Chicago for 8 years and worked at Paper Source, a national gift/stationery retailer as a Divisional Merchandise Manager. Karen has been teaching fashion and business classes at Eastern Michigan University since the Fall of 2020.


Oakland University - Bachelor of Arts, Communications, with a minor in Advertising

Eastern Michigan University - Master of Science in Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising

Madonna University - Certificate in General Retail, Merchandise Management

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