Meet Kim Knoll

Kim Knoll is the Co-Founder of Knoed Creative, Founder of RFRM Jewelry and Host of CreativeMornings Chicago. She participates as a panel judge and speaks on the topic of design, and her work has graced the pages of design books, annuals and magazines. She has a healthy obsession with soup, DIY projects and craft beer.


What is your favorite place to travel to? 

There’s a lodge above a supper club in Wautoma, WI that my family has been going to at the same time, every year since 1984. The place hasn’t changed much since then either! With all of my relatives, there are about 30-40 people who go and we rent out the entire lodge, basically turning it into a dorm. It’s something I look forward to every year and where some of my best memories are. 

What makes you laugh?  

When people actually say the things that most people think, but don’t say.

What don’t people know about you? 

I was on The Bozo Show. 

If you had to change careers what would you want to do? 

Hands down, I’d open a little cafe in Lincoln Square where all I’d sell is homemade soup. I’d make 5 different kinds of fresh soup daily, served with corn-studded buttermilk biscuits. 

What do you suck at? 

I suck at lots of things! Team sports, gardening, snapping, crosswords, bookkeeping… ok, I’ll stop there.

Want more? Chat with Kim via Twitter @Kim_Knoll

Learn about her vintage jewelry line + process