👋 I've always fancied the idea of having an ~online room~. You can tell I spent my early Internet years using Starlightmks html and 300x100 signatures in forums. Pro or old-fashioned? Let's try this.
Hello, welcome to my virtual home. Switch to index view when you're back on my main profile.
⭐ = Main. ~You are here~
📎 = Related to my MFA thesis
📒 = Categories, current classes
📓 = Projects I'm working on
📖 = Design fields
📚 = Generic research
✏️ = All things typography
🔌 = Internet and web related
🔎 = Culture / race / ethnicity
🔖 = Design-oriented research
🔜 = Goals
🔮 = Creatives that inspire my practice
🧁 = Personal practice
🧬 = Other interests related to the human psyche
My name is Kimberley Bartle, and I go by Kimmy for the most part. I started filling this virtual home when I was finishing up my Master's Degree in Graphic Design at Otis College of Art and Design. That program is very much to blame for my now three-year love affair with Are.na. I've made this space a room to lounge in and relax.
Take it all in slowly.
I envision my are.na to be a hybrid of a library and a spa for the mind — the place I'd like to be in when I'm about to board a plane. I don't fancy traveling as much as I once did in my youth (I say, at 26, an exaggeration), but I digress.
Picture yourself in a mix of the Ravenclaw (inhale) and Slytherin (exhale) common rooms. Rain is slowly pouring down, it's very soothing, listening to the water droplets (or cloud juice, as I called it at age 10) lapping against the windows. The sound of the wind whistles in harmony.
You're sipping some white rose tea.