Kimberly is the creative behind Maple & Belmont. Originally from Newport News, Virginia, she has always had a strong desire to own her own business and work in a creative field. Although she earned a degree in Business Administration from ODU, she went on to hold several graphic design positions at various studios. With a desire to get more out of life, she went to New York City where she lived in Brooklyn for 2 years. During that time, Kimberly found a passion in designing stationery with hand lettering and illustration. While NYC was inspiring and exciting, it was also very tiring on the soul, so she packed up and moved back to Virginia. It was at this moment that she decided it was time to start a business of her own. After six and a half years, Kimberly was ready for a big life change and decided to pack up her life and move across the country to Portland, Oregon. If she’s not creating new designs for Maple and Belmont you can find her snuggling with her pug Petunia or dabbling in film photography for her blog Yellow Polkadots.