About Kimografix

young designer, momentarily trapped

Don't fence me in, put me in a box, or confine me

that's been tried before ... and I always get free

Same goes for my designs.

I was the youngest of five kids and literally the runt of the litter. That's not a bad thing necessarily; it made me tough and resourceful. I figured out how to slip through the bars of a playpen and undo knots devised by my  brothers.  Once, when my mother tied my overalls to a tree to give her a few moments of rest, I slipped out of my pants and toddled down the street in my birthday suit.  Yep. I enjoyed figuring things out at a very early age.

These days I'm still scratching my head, testing out theories, and finding solutions. And that's a good thing since the field of design, now connected to the digital age, constantly changes. If I didn't embrace this change I'd go nuts. Whoop, whoop, whoop -- three cheers for a field which keeps me on my toes!

-- Kimberly H. Olmsted
owner, Kimografix

drawing of three ravens
What I do

I listen to people and, with them, decide upon their business needs. I design solutions uniquely tailored to their personalities. I don't put anyone in a box.

What I love

I love challenges -- whether mental or physical. When not designing or coding at my desk, I'm either swimming or running around outdoors. And I love ravens.

Where I live

Anchorage is my home and, as we like to say up here, "It's only 15 minutes from Alaska." So, so true - yet only an internet click away from the world. Lucky us.

How I work

I work one-on-one with my clients, getting to know them, their business, and their staff. It's imperative to me to understand the nature of a company. I want to know what's important to them. What makes them tick? What are their goals? What makes them laugh? All of these elements come into play when capturing their essence in either an a brand identity or an event design.

Some of the businesses I've worked with are:

  • AIGA Alaska
  • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Alaska Gold Nugget Triathlon
  • Alaska Masters
  • Alaska Run For Women
  • Alaska Underwater Adventures
  • Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
  • Anchorage RunFest
  • Aqua Tech Prep (ATP)
  • Bluff House
  • Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence
  • Dan E. Dickinson, CPA
  • Denali Dreams
  • Evalulogic
  • John Frost, MD
  • Hawaiian Warfare
  • Howling Raven Kennels
  • Imaging Associates of Providence
  • Johnna Kohl, MD
  • Multisport Training of Alaska
  • Municipality of Anchorage
  • Natural Health Center, LLC
  • Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage
  • Northern Lights Swim Club
  • Northwest Strategies
  • Planned Parenthood of Alaska
  • RED Design Ltd.
  • Ride For Life Alaska
  • SWAM - Swimming With Alaska Masters
  • Santa's Vagabond Travel
  • Special Education Service Agency
  • Tidewater Taxi
  • University of Alaska Foundation
  • Vered Publishing and Design House
  • Linda Weatherwax
  • West International Group