Co-creator of Ancient Chronicles
I am an avid storyteller addicted to world building.
My personal project, Ancient Chronicles, has been the center of my life since its conception in 2007. The story explores the struggles of a universe as an old darkness reemerges from the past. Originally, my love for stories and creativity led me to pursue a career as a concept artist in the game development industry. I earned an associate's in Animation and Game Art Design and freelanced intermittently thereafter. But my interests shifted.
I now focus all my creative energy on Ancient Chronicles and make a living building websites.
Outside of working on Ancient Chronicles or building websites, I spend countless hours immersed in research to fuel my love for learning. I also regularly engage in bird watching, write almost daily, put together spreadsheets for fun, watch documentaries, movies, and shows, play video games or DnD, and hang out with childhood friends on weekends. My pigeons are named Theo and Wanda, I have a tarantula named Naomi, and I tend to a well stocked 55 gallon blackwater aquarium. I also happen to be a certified cheesemonger.
Do you still freelance or take commissions?
Yes. I will take the occasional project here and there. Historically, I've worked with small businesses, individual creators, fellow artists and world builders, and game dev startups. I prefer short-term work but will also consider long-term projects. My specialties include creature design, character design, concept art, and illustration. I often design using a great deal of science and am known to pump out artwork at lightning speed.
Please direct all business inquiries to kimberlea [at] heili [dot] com.
Do you have more work I can take a look at?
Most of my work to date relates directly to Ancient Chronicles. I'm currently building a new and improved website that will showcase all my past and more recent work on the project.
What's your role in Ancient Chronicles?
In addition to populating our lore compendium with articles and partaking in world building, lore, character, and narrative development alongside the other co-creator, I helm the production of comic pages and have created nearly all of the total concept art and illustrations. I also take up a lot of the administrative and relations tasks like researching merchandise options for our future crowdfunding campaign, keeping track of donations and expenses, website maintenance, and building relationships within the community.
Past Projects & Client Work