This is where it all began! Co-founder Karen Quimby started with Urban Decay in 1998. As a buyer Karen learned the building blocks of working with suppliers, controlling costs, and managing inventory which are key areas where we continue to service our clients today.

Karen was quickly moved into product development working directly with the owner and creative director until 2001 when she was promoted to product development manager. Here she was instrumental in dramatic sales growth from 2.5 to 14 million annually. Her star products live on in the line today.


+ Re-package and re-formulate the line
+ Develop new products adding over 200 SKU’s
+ Manage timelines and production schedules for new launches
+ Expand manufacturers to reduce cost of goods
+ Craft marketing stories and names for new product launches


Product Development