I've worked as an Art Director and UX designer for over two decades where I've honed an intimate understanding of audience, storytelling, and deadline. 


Food is my preferred artistic medium. My editorial work focuses on whole, real food ingredients, usually green and leafy, sometimes kneaded and sugary--- but always rich with color and story. When I'm styling plates and shooting one of these edible still-lifes, I'm in my own private Idaho—a strange yin and yang of bliss and stress. 

I've always been drawn to food as an art formfrom developing the recipe to cooking, seasoning, plating, and lighting, to the subtle storytelling of an imperfectly dripped sauce, to the interactive portion of the photoshoot when I devour my pretty little still life. 


If you're an editor or publisher: I'm available for food content creation—nose to tail. I would love to hear from you and discuss your project. 


Specifically, I develop food concepts for articles with seasonal storylines and tested recipes. I deliver clean copy with introductionsrecipes, and tips. I style my shoots (I've been known to create bespoke props/dishware) and deliver exceptional, print-ready photographs


I also make a decent lunch date.

In other news, I am a wife, a mom to a wild boy Golden Retriever and a new puppy named Hetta. I also care for a couple of street-smart cats & four free-ranging French-ish hens that gift us with magical orange-yolked eggs.


I'm an abstract painter, a New York Times Spelling Bee addict, a wabi-sabi potter, a jigsaw puzzler, and a frequent Parisian.

In a former life, I spent a decade slinging drinks at an all-night rock 'n' roll dive. It could explain a lot. Until recently, I've been slinging food and the occasional drink on Instagram. You'll find that hearsay documented here: @paperapron

Kim Byer

Saint Mary
Pinup Girl

I'm available for (sublime!) food content creation. I also make a decent lunch date.