Kimberly Carter

I'm an illustrator and surface designer living in a small Midwestern town just outside of Chicago with my husband, two children and our adorable pet bunny.

After graduating with a BFA in Communication Design/Advertising Design from The Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago, Illinois, I began my career as a corporate Graphic Designer and later as an Art Director. After 10 years of creating logos, designing sales literature, packaging, and building catalogs, I desperately missed making art. I decided to freelance and created a boutique stationary business before discovering the exciting world of surface design. It was a full circle moment when I found myself drawing daily again, as I did when I first discovered my love of illustration.

Though the majority of my work is vector based, I recently adapted to drawing digitally, in Procreate. I enjoy sketching and painting with pen, ink, watercolor and gouache as well. I love the challenge of designing my own custom lettering and creating the kind of special characters that warm your heart.