Kimberly Gordon is an award winning author and mixed media artist from New York City. She was first recognized for her work when she received the National Gold Key Art Award in Washington, DC for a Mixed media collage Self Portrait. The piece was also on display at the Smithsonian Art Museum. Kimberly later received the Maya Angelou award for Academic Excellence for her written and documentary film work in Africana Studies. Since then she has published several books, and mixed media art pieces.
As an author and illustrator, Kimberly is committed to sharing stories that glorify youth empowerment and entrepreneurship. She spent most of her youth looking forward to being an adult, getting a job, and having her own money to pay for the things she wanted. This was before the internet and cell phones, so she spent her nights and weekends running around outside of the house with friends. Some times they would try to make their own money, and sold candy bars, lemonade, or cookies door to door. After graduating form Simmons College in Boston and studying creative writing at Harvard and Columbia, Kimberly entered the work force and climbed the corporate ladder to management positions in fortune 500 companies. But one day on the verge of a promotion, she realized that all she truly wanted to do was have her own business, work when and how she wanted to, and make her own money doing what she loved doing. This is when she became a business owner. And after a decade of daily lessons learned through trial and error, Kimberly decided to share her story with others. Now with daughters of her own, she writes to give them and other children the same insight and advantage of having an entrepreneurial mindset at a young age.
With 17+ years experience working in Publishing and Marketing for Fortune 500 corporations, Kimberly Gordon is currently the CEO of 5D Media Group (5dmedia.org) , a MultiMedia Publishing Company in Manhattan, New York. Under her directions, 5D Media is committed to publishing content that entertains, educates, informs, and enlightens. 5d Media Books, Coloring Books, Workbooks, and Media Assets are utilized by school districts, families and libraries around the world.