I'm an experienced Illustrator and Graphic Designer passionate about children's art, vintage advertising, and coffee... lots of flavored coffee. I enjoy creating surface patterns and art for and inspired by my daughter, Tatum and son, Chase. I grew up in the Midwest and earned a BFA in Communication Design/Advertising Design from The Illinois Institute of Art (formerly, Ray College of Design) in Chicago, Illinois. I worked as a corporate Graphic Designer/Art Director for 10 years. After leaving the Corporate world, I launched, Paper Heart Press, a boutique stationery line, in 2008. I now specialize in hand drawn children's illustration, paper goods and surface design.

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Kimberly K. Carter