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Kimberly K. Carter is an artist and illustrator from Chicago. She grew up in the Midwest and earned a BFA in Communication Design/Advertising Design from The Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago, Illinois. She worked as a corporate Graphic Designer/Art Director for 10 years following college, building catalogs, designing sales literature, creating food packaging, developing and maintaining corporate identities among much more. After leaving the corporate world, she launched, Paper Heart Press, LLC, a boutique stationery line, in 2008. She is now pursuing a career in children's illustration, paper goods and surface pattern design. Although she has a passion for creating children's art, she also creates art inspired by everyday beautiful things.


Kimberly's art licensing debut was in May of 2017. Her journey continues this year as she returns to Blueprint Surface Design & Print Show in May. She is excited to share her new work with you, make new contacts and build partnerships. She would love for you to stop by her booth and is looking forward to hearing about your projects and/or products that you are shopping for. You can find her at Booth 52 during Show 1 of Blueprint from May 17th – 19th.

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