I'm Kellie Joyce Zazanis Simms
I’m an illustrator + visual artist born and raised in Monterey, California and based out of Portland, Oregon.
I use illustration as a tool to strengthen social movements for LGBTQIA+ liberation as well as using it to connect my passions of personal growth, the outdoors and birdwatching.
Fun Fact: The name Zimmsie is a merging of my Greek family name (which was dropped by my grandfather in the 1940s) of Zazanis with a chosen family name - Simms, with the added bonus of the last part of my first name.
Z (from Zazanis) + IMMS (from Simms) + IE (from Kellie) = ZIMMSIE