Kim Malek is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer in Portland, Oregon. She grew up in Seattle, and lived in Paris briefly during college, where art and design became a way of life. So did espresso. Kim loves to explore and travel, and has visited more than 20 countries, whose flavors color her work. She is inspired by the world around her, and likes to express delight and joy in her art.
Her fresh, playful designs have been used on all kinds of products, including greeting cards, clothing, home decor items, editorial and advertising. She lives on the edge of a bird sanctuary with her husband and two quirky cats named Kato and Minky.