kimberly capron gonzalez

When I was really young, I used to sit upstairs in my bedroom and make books. The first book I ever designed was called The Magic Spoon; the book was about a spoon that made all the food you made with it delicious. 

By the way, Iโ€™m writing this in first person because I find it extremely awkward to write about myself in third person. Itโ€™s just too weird. I grew up in South Florida. My family is from New York. Iโ€™m an East Coast lady all the way.

I graduated from The University of Miami with a BS in Communications, and realized that broadcasting, in the traditional way, just wasnโ€™t for me. But, I still loved cameras and communicating visually. (I obviously should have studied Graphic Design, nice work Guidance Counselors)

Passionate about photography, got a job at BWC Chrome Labs (Remember Kodachrome?) which led to the discovery of Photoshop in the early 90s. I was smitten. Then, I found the Internet! In 1997, I opened Alaskan Star Interactive with my partner Gonzalo Miranda. Heโ€™s a helluva great programmer. We made some fabulous websites. He still does (http://www.alaskanstar.com).

I started teaching at Miami Ad School in 1998 โ€“ and still adore it and my students. Both teaching and learning are lifelong passions for me. Iโ€™m always learning stuff online and was totally thrilled to find the Skillshare community. Iโ€™m always taking 10 or more classes there and teach classes there too. Itโ€™s super cool. For a list of the classes I've created, visit my Classes page. 

I am working towards my MFA in interdisciplinary Art at Goddard College. I expect to graduate in 2020.

I make zines and tee shirts. You can see them (and buy them!) on my Etsy Shop. Go buy a zine right now!

Miami is where my wonderful husband and I call home. I love this city even with itโ€™s horrendous traffic, muggy Septembers, and giant mosquitos.