About Kiyo

Kiyo is the name of artist and writer Kimberly Jolanda, born in 1986, who was raised and still lives in Leiden, a university city in The Netherlands.

After some enjoyable years working for a local graphic design studio, followed up with her work represented by a London agency, Kim began to work freelance as a digital artist, specialising in photo-manipulation and motion graphics. Though a storyteller at heart, throughout the years she could always be found writing down bits of poetry and ideas for (short) stories in free moments. As of early 2017 she made the decision to join both her interests under the name Kiyo, to create her own publications like her recently released book, Dreamscape, which combines both her original art and poetic words.

Nicknamed the Dreaming Lady by fellow poets for her delicate and imaginative writing-style, Kiyo has been sharing her work online for several years.
Presently, she updates three visual poetry series online; the Micro Poetry, Haiku and About Love Series. Mostly written in free-form, they are pieces often inspired by nature, philosophy, day-to-day thoughts and emotions. The first two are influenced by her love for Japanese poetry, while the latter's main focus lies on the matters of the heart. Next to poetry, she also shares Poetic Prose in the shapes of micro fiction and short stories, the works sparked by the many facets of life, and regularly touched with a hint of fantasy.

When she is not working on her own publications, Kim accepts personal art-commissions, often to create covers and short promotional trailers for fellow writers, like her sister, Dutch indie-author Lynn Robin.

Would you like to work with Kiyo, ask a question, or simply feel like saying hello? Visit her contact page; she'd love to hear from you (:


Kiyo's art-book, Dreamscape; an illustrative journey in art and poetry, is available for purchase now!

Printed in hardback with rich full-colour spreads, Dreamscape is filled with 26 pieces of original art that blend the thin line between fiction and reality. The imagery is accompanied by poetry inspired by days of chasing goals and dreams, late nighttime ponderings, and staying strong in those moments of falling down and getting up again.

Curious to see more? Click here to get a closer view of what's inside.

Book Details:

• Price: € 26,95 (Buy here)
• Binding: Hardcover
• Dimensions 18 x 18 cm (7 x 7 inch)
• Pages: 64
• Language: English