Kim Holt

Kim Holt is an artist and children’s book illustrator. Her passion for art and drawing started at an early age, fueled by her family’s love for the arts. She received her BBA in Marketing from Howard University and her BFA in Animation from the Academy of Art University. Her goal as an artist is to create images that bring back memories and create pictures that make children wish they were inside the scenes. She lives in Maryland with her family.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Any Richard Scarry Book

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Kadir Nelson, Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Floyd Cooper, Juana Martinez-Neal

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I want to provide images that make children feel immersed in the story.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Keep learning. It should never stop.