Hi there! ¶ 

I'm Kim Arre, a former 'Frontend Software Dev' turned 'Software Project Manager' here at iFixit! I recently graduated from Cal Poly SLO with my degree in Computer Science.

If I weren't pursuing a coding career, I would probably be a makeup artist. In the future, I hope to find ways to combine these two passions somehow.

My fur-children ¶ 

I am so grateful to be able to work for a dog-friendly company. The ability to bring my doggo into the office with me on rainy days is something I never take for granted.

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Maya, Pembroke Welsh CorgiMoose and Charlie, Grey tabby and Ragdoll

Super awesome makeup funtime! ¶ 

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My favorite method of destressing from school and life is by escaping to a few hours of creative makeup fun. My Bane mask shown here is probably my favorite because I freehanded it while using a reference picture from The Dark Knight Rises movie. It was done with a combination of makeup and facepaint and took about 3-4 hours to finish.

Other than face paint, I like playing around with normal beauty techniques, as well as a little bit of special effects stuff such as fake cuts and wounds.

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Protip: The iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit has the perfect tools for depotting eyeshadows from their original packaging.

With this kit and a little fire, anything is possible!

Band! ¶ 

From age 10, through my college career I was in marching band. I played clarinet as a main instrument, percussion as I got older, with some colorguard mixed in.

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