With a degree in Commercial Art/Graphic Design from Appalachian State University, Kim founded Kim Bolick Design [KBD] in 2002, near Raleigh, NC, and specializes in print design and brand recognition, WordPress web design, illustration, animation and other graphic design services.

Kim currently works from her studio on the Crystal Coast of NC and spends free time with her husband and two children enjoying the beauty of the Bogue Sound, paddleboarding, fishing and watching beautiful sunrises and sunsets.


Q:  What do you like most about your profession?

I love getting to know my clients and helping them bring their visions to life.  I ask a lot of questions and try to find out what they like and want to accomplish from a graphic design piece. My work is FUN!

Q:  What are 3 attributes you need to be successful in your industry?

  1. Be the duck – if you can’t take constructive criticism about your work, your work will never be great.
  2. Great attention to detail and deadlines.  Listen to what your client says and guide them to stay on task to meet deadlines.
  3. Check your ego at the door.  Use your expertise to advise your clients, but, ultimately, you have to make THEM happy.

Q:  How are you different from others in your profession?

Clients consistently tell me they love my responsiveness and quick turn-around.  I have an ability to graphically capture the essence of what clients are trying to communicate.  I strive to create their vision, and not my own.  Communication is key, and I work diligently with clients to meet deadlines but also get the job done right.

Axes and Ales & Lucky Dill Deli
Barnes McQuade Realty
Beaufort Historical Association
Bluewater Real Estate
Clarity Connect
Custom Smiles Dental Laboratory
Hite Resources, Inc.
Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce
Knowing God Ministries
McDonalds USA
My Computer Career
NextCare Urgent Care
Niche on Capitol
Physicians’ Own Pharmacy, LLC
Raleigh-Cary Realty
Rodney’s Custom Cut Sign Company
Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill
Sandi Brooks Realty Group
Sea Gate Boating
Sign Edge
Spinnaker’s Reach Realty
StyleFinder ID
Town of Holly Springs
Triangle Education Assessments, LLC

Downtown Morehead City, Inc.
Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill
Carolina Shock Association (Girls fastpitch softball)
Carolina Wild (Girls fastpitch softball)
Holly Ridge Middle School (Run for the Ridge 5K fundraiser)
Holly Springs Arts Council
Apex Baptist Church