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Kimberly Salt is a full time illustrator currently working out of the Bay Area. A native New Yorker, Kim has worked with various clients on editorial illustration, as well as a few commercial projects. Before becoming an illustrator, she studied graphic design and web design, but her love of drawing brought her to the world of professional illustration. Her work celebrates the inner magic of the mundane and the unique rhythms of living things.

In her spare time, she can often be found sipping coffee, reading comics, or nurturing her small houseplant brigade.


What inspires you to do the work you do?

Currently, support of loved ones, the creative endeavors of other artists, and plain old people watching.

What books are on your nightstand?

Boundless by Jillian Tamaki.

On Sunday afternoons, you can find me…

Drawing in a sunny café window, watching people and their dogs walk past, dreaming about the future and drawing what I see.