Kim lives in Cleveland, Ohio with her husband and two sons, who provide her with continuous inspiration. Her love of drawing started from an early childhood. As a little girl, Kim would carry around a box with paper and pencils wherever she would go.

 She studied at the Columbus College of Art & Design where she received her bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, with an emphasis in Illustration. After graduation she joined the Society of Children's Books for Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and dedicated herself to learning all there is to know about the art of children's illustration.

Since then she has worked with a number of clients including Scholastics, Oxford University Press, Creative Teaching Press, and Bauer Media Group.