Kim Blum is a third-year graphic design major with a minor in communications. Growing up, Kim was always surrounded by art. While her parents have always pursued art as a hobby, her grandfather, an architect, continuously made attempts to spark her artistic interests as a child.
“My grandfather always tried to teach me about traditional art,” she said. “But I was always more drawn to the graphic art I’d find on Instagram.”
Kim gradually began to develop her own art style early on in her high school career that has stuck with her to the present day: pen cross hatching. She uses a standard Bic Stic pen and some sort of colorful collage and color blocking background.
“My favorite piece is the George Floyd portrait I created in June 2020. I drew it with no initial intention, but then I realized I could sell prints to fundraise for the Black Lives Matter Movement,” Kim said.
She ended up raising over $900.
You can find Kim’s art on Instagram, through her art account, @c4nson. You can reach out to her personally through her main account, @kmblm.