Hi, I'm Kim...
I've been a design and content strategist for over 17 years. I’m also a consultant, entrepreneur, singer, artist, and actor. I love what I do because I'm able to combine my geeky-tech and artsy-creative sides to solve problems and help people.
I strongly believe that, while professional skills and goals are important, it's equally vital to work toward building a life that gives you satisfaction and contentment and makes the world a better place.
“If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.” – Emile Zola
Helping people discover their own strengths, have "a-ha" moments, and use their creativity is a blast. Plus, teaching others is this amazing two-way street where I learn just as much or more than those I'm teaching.
Starting and running sustainable businesses gives me an opportunity to learn new skills and collaborate with passionate people while helping people.
I get a kick out of making things work better and I truly believe that a user-centered strategy built on empathy can solve problems, connect us in meaningful ways, and make a difference in this crazy world.
I believe in the power of art to change the world and I get a thrill out of challenging myself to be more brave, open, and free as I share my creations with the world.
"Permission to be puzzled and to think. Consent to use their powerful eyes and intelligent minds. Time to noodle and figure things out. The go-ahead to use what they already know to reflect on what they don’t: the first steps in learning. Again, not answers but ways to figure out things on their own."—Philip Yenawine
"We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity." —Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“Bad design is smoke, while good design is a mirror.” — Juan-Carlos Fernandez, Designer
"The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." — Socrates
"You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy." — Arthur Ashe
You may not have the word "writer" in your job title, and you may not consider yourself a writer, but chances are, you write quite a bit... and here are some tips to help you do it better.
Yep, this is about Thanksgiving. It isn't about the web (though it is about connection) and it isn't about design (though that poster is pretty, huh?) and it isn't about food (thought I am daydreaming about mashed potatoes as I type).
Welcome to the future of the web where innovations are moving us from the semantic web of today into the Internet of Things (IoT). With these innovations come questions—how have previous technology shifts affected us, and how will future technology impact us?
The internet has become an integrated, seamless, and often invisible part of our everyday lives. Some see this connection as a way to a brighter future, while others have trepidations. The only thing that seems certain is that the Internet is changing rapidly, the laws surrounding the Internet are changing even faster, and it’s all we can do to try and keep up.
Sentiment analysis and emotional contagion are nothing new, but Facebook’s recent research study, dubbed by the media the “emotion manipulation” study has launched heated debates regarding the accuracy of the research and the ethics of performing experiments on people without their knowledge or consent.