Kim Klocek is a graphic designer and has owned her own studio, Partners In Design, for 16 years. She has 25 years experience in design and she specializes in packaging and product design. She designs approximately 300 skuís per year for big box retailers including Target and Walmart. Her clients span several industries including business to business, retail, health and beauty, legal and food and beverage sectors nationwide. Kimís work has appeared in magazines, advertisements, websites and on TV.
I do what I love, and love what I do.
What do you do?
I design jewelry for Walmart, mostly licensed for Nickelodeon, Disney. I design food gifts that are sold in Target, Barnes and Noble, Walmart, Cracker Barrel. I design pet accessories that are sold in Target. Also, logos, brochures, web sites, etc. Apart from design, I enjoy cooking, painting and boating. I particularly enjoy painting. I love to paint on my spare time. I scavenge for old wood boards, and paint them look like an antique sign.
On Kim's first Fluevog encounter:
About 8 or 9 years ago I was searching for a specific kind of shoe, a black sandal with an ankle strap. My Google search lead me to Fluevog.com where I found and fell in love with the Hi Choice San Filippo! After poking around the site for a minute or two, I was hooked on Fluevogs and have been ever since.
On entering the FluevogCreative contest:
Third time’s a charm! This is my third time making it to the final 4. I love a challenge, I love to design and I love Fluevogs.
On the inspiration behind his winning ad Arabella:
My inspiration for the ad was the contrasting stitching detail on this shoe and knew I wanted to use it in the ad. I tried to envision a design that I thought Arabella, at Fluevog HQ would be proud of.
On what the dreams and future hold for Kim:
My dreams are to keep building my business. I can’t wait to wake up in the morning to start working, and often my family has to pull me away from my office in the evening. I just want to keep on keepin’ on. I am so blessed in that since finishing school, I’ve never had to work a day in my life. Design is a way of life rather than just a day job that you leave behind.
Keep an eye out in Vice, Applied Arts, and Bust magazines for Kim's winning design in print.