Kim Gee, also known as Kimberly Graziano, is a New York-born designer and illustrator now calling the Isle of Man home.
I began my career at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, studying Fashion Illustration and Communication Design. My early 20s were spent self-publishing autobiographical comics, before a fateful Kickstarter campaign led to a book deal and creating over 130 pages of artwork to Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and Wordpress (No Starch Press, 2014).
After a collection of internships, I became the one-woman design department at Tasting Table, a Webby-Award winning food and drink website. I spent 4 years designing custom ad campaigns and websites for big name consumer brands (including Samsung, Mastercard, and Ikea), creating editorial illustrations, and eating whatever free food I could find in the Test Kitchen.
In 2016 I moved from New York City to the Isle of Man, where I now run Kim Gee Studio full-time, spending my days designing logos and websites, painting portraits at weddings, and running pop-up shops with the Keird Collective. In May 2017 I founded the Isle of Man Drawing Club, a social drawing group for friendly local artists. Along with our twice-monthly community life drawing sessions, I also lead small art workshops and host private life drawing parties for adults, doing my best to bring that New York buzz to the Isle of Man.
Photos by Hannalogue Photography