Kim Hawes Design


b. 1986, HK.



American Greetings

JoAnn fabrics



Design House Greetings


Puffs Tissues


CR Gibson

Robert Kaufman


I'm an illustrator and designer, born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. The art bug bit me early in life. Watching my dad create art for toy packaging I soon was next to him coloring with markers and pencils.

Upon graduating from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA in illustration, I moved back home to Cincinnati to work in the corporate world. After 10 years of working in branding and design agencies, I decided to begin freelancing to follow my passion of illustration and creating delightful work on a larger variety of brands and platforms.

I enjoy creating fun quirky characters for the children's products and creating fun patterns for the home decor and holiday market. I love children’s books, hoarding fabric, sewing, typography, and I am a bit of a nut for anything Disney. Enjoy taking a look around my site!

CV available upon request.