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
member AIGA, the professional association for design
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.