New York City/Manhattan, New York, US
Karen Gerstman's voice has been described as a "distinctive, natural voice, full of warmth and elegance...with a quirky, offbeat edge."
Voice tone or style: distinctive, warm, caring, friendly, conversational, believable, mature, motherly, smoky, quirky, trustworthy, soothing, sophisticated, natural, compassionate, engaging, storyteller, whimsical, animated, authoritative, informative tone, inviting, confident.
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English (North American), English
British, Indian (India), Irish, North American, Russian, US General American (GenAm), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)
Child, Middle Aged, Senior
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Radio, Telephone, Television
Commercials: Frontpoint Smart Home Security (Wife), Red Sox (Mrs. Claus) , Bellia Stride Rite, Kemna Collision, Females in Training, Diabetes PSA, Billie's Black Restaurant, Houston Women Engineers, Artisan Park, Mercedes of Larchmont, Maria Gardens Center, Nytol, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Wild Orchid
Other VO Projects:
Videogame: Nikolaevna for Red Star Azimuth by Team Dogpit; Web narration: HEB Buddy League Training Academy robot voice for Julie Frost Kids, Western Veterinary Convention (voice of Kitten, Cow, Fish) for MG Studio, Motorjack Interactive Storybook (ONCE Digital Arts Ltd), Top Tools narration for KPMG, Narrator of 3 stories for Folktale iTextbook for Monarch Media, Anawak (young boy) for The Adventurer (animation/dubbing), Mae Wilson for "Wilson Watch" Educational animation for Capital One, Time of the Empress Art Installation narration (massage therapist) for Anthony Aziz & Sammy Cucher, 2 Visiting Nurse Service Videos (titles), Looking for Lucretia (VO & on-camera), Video Documentary re Effects of Second-Hand Smoke, Biofuels narration (Honeywell), The Pursuit of Fortune video narration, Sue Kraft Sculptures, Sepia Green Inc., video narration for Sly Magazine.
Audiobook: Narration (in child's voice) of the "Tiniez BIG Cookbook" by Meital Soulam, narration of 3 cases for the Philadelphia Report by Cherry Hill Publishing
Animation: Eddie the Disgruntled Reindeer, 11 y/o Amanda, Anna the Brown Pelican (USGS National Wetlands Center), 30 characters plus narrator for award winning Story Logic Series by Smart Neurons, 8y/o British/English Girl for ESL computer based training program, dispatcher/mischievous Boys for "Stroke of Sin", 60-70 y/o woman for Entervan promotional sales support video by Braun Corp., Ms. Frizzle for traveling museum exhibit "The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm".
Onholds: American/English: Various onhold/voicemail for PH Media Group, Itex Corporation, Artisian Design, Malika's Int'l Dance School
British/English: Industry Model Management, YRB Magazine, FSall Selection, 2Afrika, Inc.
Kristin Price and Linda Jones (Edge Studio), Kevin Delaney (VO Ninja), Melody Jones, Joan Baker & Rudy Gaskins, Nancy Wolfson of Braintracks audio, David Goldberg, Paul Liberti of Edge Studio, Cynthia Adler at Stella Adler Studios, Kevin Taylor, Jennifer Duckworth of Voiceovers Unlimited, Pamela Lewis, Cartoon/Character, Susan Berkley, Ron Knight, Rose Tamberino
AT-2020, Sennheiser 416
Computer & Software
HP/Intel Core i3
Depending on the size of project within 24-48 hours
Commericals (radio, tv, Internet); Narrations (voicemail/onholds, website/Internet, e-learning, videos, real estate tours, etc), character/animation, audiobooks, Storyteller.
My objective is to give my client the best possible results by listening to what the client wants.
Working with Karen was an absolute pleasure. Although she never got the script before the session, she nailed it on first or second take. She is extremely professional, punctual, and responsible. Will most certainly work with her in future projects. Meital Hayun Soulamwww.tiniez.com
Karen was highly professional and a pleasure to work with. She completed each task presented in a timely manner. She was attentive to the client's needs and delivered. Keila StevensAptara Corp.
Karen is a GREAT voice over artist! She's a brilliant actress, a wonderful person and very creative. She will certainly find the right voice in her head to suit your project. We love working with her! Dustin EbaughTVandRadioVoices.com, Inc.
Karen is the ultimate professional, and absolutely fantastic to work with. Rick RoaneCherry Hill Publishing
Karen has a pleasant and professional voice that I would recommend for anything from reading a eBook to commercial voice-over work to recording a company's voicemail system. She has always been a pleasure to work with! Michael Hanley, Managing PartnerMerl & Hanley, LLP
Karen has done great jobs for me in the past. Very professional and really cares about the client and the product/service she provides. I look forward to working with Karen in the future.” Michael HabashyPick-a-ride.com
Thanks, Karen. It's nice working with you. You are fast, prompt, accurate, and made good suggestions....Jen (Jennifer Louey)American Pegasus
Fast and Focused voice-imagery! From the cool, real read to the energized hard sell! Great range!Bob Worthington Voice-Overs
Karen is an extraordinary voice over talent. Her unique sound breaks through the clutter of mundane voices on the air today. Karen's voice has helped our clients build their brands. Stephen MeyersStation Break Productions
We used Karen to voice our Anna voice in the K-4 CD Project we were working on...Karen's voices were great!!!USGS-National Wetlands Research Center
Thanks Karen - you are great with the voices for the characters! We sampled many of the pieces that you sent us and the team unanimously used terms like 'Fantastic' and 'Terrific' for the different voices that you had used! Thanks so much for doing such a fabulous job. Sapna GaneshanSmartneurons.com
The client (2Afrika.com) loved our on hold message. Thanks again, couldn't do it without you! Richard BiancoOn Air Productions
Karen: I loved your read. Perfect! Thank you so much for your help! Gary ConnollySoundSource Studios
Karen is one of the great female voice over actors who can consistently deliver excellent work day in and day out. The ease of emailing over scripts and obtaining high quality recordings in a matter of days (sometimes hours) is a huge asset. Her creative range can be applied across various voices and tones. If you need female voice over talent you should contact Karen. Eric MaurielloOperand Corporation
Voice Over Clients
Team Dogpit, Frontpoint Smart Home Security, Julie Frost Kids, PH Media Group, MG Studio, Monarch Media, Alpine Access, CTP Boston, Visiting Nurse Service of NY, (Website hidden), KPMG, Honeywell Technologies, Atlantic Prevention Resources, Operand Corporation, Smart Neurons, (Website hidden), FSall Selection, (Website hidden), YRB Magazine, Industry Model Management, Artisian Designs, Malika's International Dance, Itex Corporation, American Pegasus, TK Digital, The Voice Factory, HOT Media, J.R. Rockefeller, RCA Records, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Station Break Productions, TJC Productions, Holleran Media, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, KRCG-13, ASAP Multimedia
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