Jaime Kim was born and raised in South Korea before moving to the USA when she was 18. Although she was a timid child who was afraid of just about everything, she discovered a sense of serenity in drawing. As a grown-up, Jaime finally stopped being afraid of everything, but kept on drawing and painting. She works with gouache and acrylics to create nostalgic and dreamlike illustrations, inspired by childhood memories of her family, as well as movies, art, and the outside world. Her favorite things are the sun, the moon, the sky and stars – which is why they always creep into her artwork. Her debut illustrated picture book, Take Heart, My Child, was a #1 New York Times-bestseller. Jaime is also the illustrator of Kate DiCamillo’s La La La. Clients include Music Together, Crepas Studio, McGraw-Hill, Simon & Schuster, and Ladybug Magazine. Awards include Society of Illustrators Comic and Cartoon Annual, Parents’ Choice Gold Award, and a #1 New York Times Bestseller.
Acrylic, Gouache, Impressionistic, Painterly, Watercolor, Whimsical
Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Editorial, Food, Industrial, Landscape, Nature, People, Wildlife, Americana, Lifestyle, Ethnic, Environmental, Urban