Contemporary PUP Artist, Surface Designer, Children’s Book Author/Illustrator, Kim Niles (she/her) has been a working Artist since 1998. Kim designs for a wide variety of products featuring her unique whimsical animal art for KiniArt™ licensees as well as for her own online shops: Apparel, fabrics, home decor, housewares, stationery, jewelry, electronics cases, gift wrap, wallpaper, and more for KiniArt™, a US based creative company, that welcomes LGBTQIA+

Not just in KiniArt shops, her art adorns other company’s products such as ladies and children’s apparel in major department stores across the US, was featured on ladies scrubs tops at Marks Work Wearhouse stores across Canada, and has been spotted in several stores in Brazil. Kim’s doggedly happy designs won her a spot in the top five bestselling Designers for Check Advantage, since they began to license her work for their checks, checkbook covers, and address labels. Kim sells her original works online in the shopping area of this website, and in the KiniArt shop at Etsy.

Kim’s original artworks are in private collections throughout the US, Canada, and more than 10 other countries across the globe. She enjoys a creative & dog-obsessed life on Whidbey Island, and is most often happily working away on new art and pet portrait orders, art for licensing, fabric designs, her next book, and whatever puppies are currently playing tug-o-war with her imagination.

Kim is looking to expand her KiniArt™ brand and welcomes all serious licensing inquiries.

Artist Statement

“Doesn’t Pay Attention” . . . “Stares out the window” . . . “Day-dreams too much”

These were the statements that appeared on report cards throughout my early school years – so often that I always dreaded progress report day. I’ve had dual citizenship between real life and my inner world from a very early age. Having endured early childhood instruction where kids are taught the importance of coloring inside the lines, it wasn’t until I learned to value the lines themselves, that I really began to feel at home in both my worlds. Now a professional Artist, and a business owner for more than eighteen years, I find no greater joy as an Artist than when through my work, my own inner animal-loving, day-dreaming child has connected with yours.