My services include design for print (logos, company & marketing collateral, branding strategies) and web design and light development. I also source printing services.

Why me?

People hire me for a variety of reasons.

  1. My design sensibility is very clean and simple. Less is more in my book.
  2. I give my clients what they want. I may not agree that a raspberry jelly doughnut is better than a chocolate old-fashioned, but if that’s what you want, that’s what I’ll put in your pink box. Remember how I said it’s all about you? It’s all about you.
  3. I’m nice. And friendly. And I’m a good listener.
Some Client Testimonials
Kari is one of those stand-out people who are worth their weight in gold. I can't say enough good things about her--she's blazing fast, easy to work with, always produces first-rate results, and her fees seem trivial relative to her output. At Synaxis, she is our designated "go-to" resource for graphic design.
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John Borozan
Synaxis Consulting
Kari is a rare breed for a graphic designer, combining a highly developed aesthetic sense with extreme professionalism and an ability to blend her creativity seamlessly into a business environment. Kari's work is elegant and original, and she is passionate about it, but she doesn't make her design the center of attention. Rather, she crafts her designs in a way that evokes the client's brand principles and strengthens the message it is trying to convey through the piece. Kari is a joy to work with and her designs are the perfect blend of style and substance - she gets my highest recommendation.
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Troy Flint
Oakland Unified School District
Kari Gim is an exceptional designer and artist who consistently brings innovative and creative ideas to every project. She provides personalized, quick-turn service that always exceeds expecatations. I've hired her to provide design services for large corporate clients as well as smaller start-ups and her creative always delights. I highly recommend Slimgim Designs for any and all creative projects.
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Christina Klein
Klein & Co
Kari is a creative and personable Designer and always produces quality products in a timely manner. Her professionalism is exemplary and she performs outstanding work at a reasonable cost. Kari's ability to manage difficult situations and tight deadlines is amazing.
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Roz Perazzo
Oakland Ballet Company
I've used Kari's services for logo design and website development on multiple occasions. She consistently delivers fresh, creative, high quality concepts with quick turn-around times. Kari welcomes collaboration in the design process which enables you to be as involved in the project as you wish and her easy-going, patient nature makes her a joy to work with.
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Heather Sanders
But I'm curious...

What’s with the name “Slimgim”?

“Slimgim” is a nickname I’ve had since my days at Mother Jones magazine.

No, I am not a meat stick.

The banana…?

The banana is Slimgim Designs’ mascot.