Karina Warfel

About Me

My name is Karina Warfel, and I am a senior at Arcola High School. I am involved in scholastic bowl and National Art Honor Society, and I am currently serving as student council president. Additionally, I play double bass and am a part of the Eastern Illinois Symphony Orchestra. I made the decision to join the CEO program in order to meet local business owners and explore what truly goes into running a business. After high school, I am planning on going to college to double major in art and Spanish with the hope of doing a semester abroad in a Spanish speaking country. 

“I am hopeful that I will be able to use the skills I learn in CEO to not only allow me to learn more about my community and the businesses that support it, but to make the connections to be able to see how far reaching and impactful running your own business can be throughout the world.”


About My Business

Karina’s Custom Cards offers a variety of hand-painted cards for every occasion. From birthdays to graduation, from Mother’s Day to quinceañeras, my business works to provide you with cards for all of life’s special moments. Karina’s Custom Cards provides the option to buy packs of 5 or 10 and works to serve the community by providing cards in both English and Spanish. Based in rural Arcola, Karina’s Custom Cards offers unique designs that can’t be found anywhere else and carries on a family tradition of offering quality products at an affordable price. 






DISC Characteristics

  • Conservative when it comes to making decisions.
  • Warm, open and excellent at interacting with others.
  • Very patient and brings a sense of loyalty to rules and regulation.
  • Prefers little to no "routine." Independent.