After working in TV, film and theatre in Cologne in her native Germany,
Kim set her sights on a design career in the US,
relocating to San Francisco, California in 2001.

Now based in Los Angeles, California, the award-winning production designer,
scenic designer and fine art painter has designed stage productions in
venues ranging from the Duke Ellington Theatre in Washington,
DC to Opera San Jose to LA’s Ahmanson,
winning several regional awards for her scenic design.

In themed entertainment, she’s worked with Walt Disney Imagineering,
NBC Universal Creative, BRC, Rethink Attractions and others on
new attractions from Florida to Hollywood to Canada to Dubai to Japan.

Themed architecture is also part of her portfolio and passion.
Over the years she has art directed projects in the US and overseas.
One of these, Kraftwerk near Zurich Switzerland, received considerable press,
which can be viewed here.

Kim created the stage set design for pop duo The Weepies
U.S. Summer Acoustic Tour in 2011

Her film, television and video work includes production design for
a new TV series for Dreamworks Awesomeness TV Chat.Like.Love.,
Syfy's Hot Set design competition show, Yahoo! Screen series Ultimate Proposal,
the award-winning film King Eternal, Collector’s Café hosted by Larry King,
three TV spots featuring pop idol Beyoncé, and other TV commercials.

Kim entered the world of gaming by art directing 2016’s Call of Duty
XP & Championships
at LA’s The Forum.

Current and recent projects include production design
for Undaunted, a multi-media modern rock opera.
Kim's set design for La bohème was featured in Opera San Jose's 2016-17 season.

Kim's latest assignment transported her to the land of the rising sun,
where she has been working with Universal Studios Japan through April 2018.

Kim is a member of United Scenic Artists (U.S.A.) Local 829 I.A.T.S.E,
Themed Entertainment Association (TEA)


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© 2006, Kim A. Tolman Design.