Kim Malek, a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Portland, Oregon, discovered a penchant for travel and exploration after briefly living in Paris during college. Since then, Malek has traveled to more than 20 countries. Her artwork is inspired by arts and culture from her global adventures. She likes to express joy and delight in her artwork.
Her fresh, playful designs have appeared on various products, including greeting cards, clothing, home design items, editorial, and advertising. Malek lives on the edge of a bird sanctuary with her husband and two quirky cats named Kato and Minky.