kim thompson steel - visual storyteller

It's all about story.  After telling stories as a character animator on award winning visual effects films and commercials for many years, Kim continues to create visual narratives through her photography and video work.

A Toronto native, Kim came to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995 to work at George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic.   Her current photography projects encompass her love of natural light, food, and lifestyle portraits of makers and creative entrepreneurs with their work. 

Kim is a team member at The Hivery, a creative and collaborative co-working space supporting women, where she works as a Visual Content Producer and supports creative projects with her photography and design skills. She is a regular contributor to the collaborative photography blog Viewfinders where you can read her thoughts on image-making. 

Kim lives in Marin County with her husband and daughter and you can often find them on the beach with their dog #tobythemoseydoodle.

client list:
Edible Marin & Wine Country Magazine (Holiday 2017, Spring 2018)
Le Larc Swim Shapewear Collection (photography)
Taste Kitchen & Table (photography and website design),
Soicher Ceramics (photography and website design),
Sara Marshall Flowers (photography),
The Hivery (event and portrait photography),
Mindful PR, Leslie Sophia Lindell Photography,
Studio B Creative, Joie de Vivre Hotels, Chip Conley,
Sprouts Cooking Club, Mabel Magazine