“I am a self-proclaimed logophile (word geek) who enjoys receiving the word of the day on my dictionary app; I am also a voracious reader. My preferred art medium is graphite, charcoal and brush pen and I get lost in my drawings. I am inspired by nature and the human form and enjoy sketchy, abstract art, where process is evident. These preferences were the driver behind the form that my art would take as I shifted from the more formal practice related to art.”
Kimberly's credentials include a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design, training in aging in place design standards, and training as a Certified Charrette Planner from the National Charrette Institute. She served as a member of the American Society of Interior Designers, and as a member of the steering committee for Women in Architecture, a division of AIA-American Institute of Architects, in Tampa Bay. Kim served for five years on the Board of Directors for Self-Reliance, the Center for Independent Living for Hillsborough County in the state of Florida, advocating for people with disabilities and using her skills to build and develop the Board.
She has enjoyed recognition for her design work, fine art and communications abilities and has had written work chosen for publication and presentation at the international conference for inclusive design in London, England. She was invited to Honolulu, Hawaii to present an interactive workshop on the subject of inclusive design at the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities and in January 2011, Kim began conducting the Design Sandbox collaborative design workshops, the first of which was held for the Dallas Independent Designers Society. Additionally, she has been a guest on the Caregiver Network radio show and guest panelist on the Vital Living Forum television program, as well as a featured speaker at the Central Florida National Aging in Place Council annual meeting in Orlando. She has served as a guest faculty member for Lifelines Academy, and has authored three IDCEC approved continuing education workshops.
In January 2018, Kimberly chose to take leave of professional design practice and embrace her first love with regard to art, drawing. The pieces shown on her site are the fruit of her labor and reflect her passions for creation, relationship and the inspirational word.