Hello, I’m Kimberly, I look forward to meeting you! After a long hiatus spent raising 2 boy-people to teenagers and using my mad creative skillz for schools and PTAs, stepping back into the professional world sometimes seems insurmountably daunting.
I have been a distance cyclist, a bicycle mechanic, a civilian illustrator for the Navy and Air Force (US), a software illustrator and trainer, a graphic designer, run a computer lab, lived on freelancing and built myself a studio from the ground up. (actually, from below the ground up.) I am a wife, a fiberholic reformed weaver, a compulsive hand knitting machine, an average calligrapher and seamstress, a loyal though imperfect friend and a relentlessly practical do-it-herself-er. I thrive on new information—the internet has been the best thing that ever happened to me, and my biggest obstacle to getting things done: I am an obsessive researcher when it comes to problem-solving, I’m always looking for the latest thing. This is how I operate:
The secret about graphic designers is…that we actually get to do a little bit of everything. To do a great job promoting someone’s business or avocation, you need to learn about what they do all day, and maybe a little bit about why they do it. I have worked with scientists, quarry owners, venture capitalists and neighborhood shops, and they were all fascinating.
They say a little knowledge is dangerous…
I say a little knowledge about a lot of things makes it much easier to make non-obvious connections in the world around us.
I excel at collecting ideas and forming them into a new whole in the service of my client’s great projects and products.
‟Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot,
others transform a yellow spot into the sun.”