smile more often


Kai + Caffeine = Kaiffeinated — an inspired state of mind fueled with coffee and creativity.

A passion project created by Carol “Kai” Reyes in August 2016, Kaiffeinated Illustrations is for the wild optimist—to awaken the imagination and celebrate the little moments in everyday life. is a place to explore our creative curiosities and celebrate the artist in ourselves.


Kaiffeinated Illustrations documents the struggles and successes of an illustrator + graphic designer + crafter + avid tea drinker.

My intention is to share with you life hacks, art hacks, and other things I've learned in hopes of sparking your own artistic passion. Let's build our creative confidence and replenish our self-love so that we can let out the artist that aches so badly to make a mark in the world. 

This is a place for artistic exploration, inspiration, motivation and personal growth. Please tell me I'm not the only one struggling to figure out how to enjoy every bit of the creative process. My hope is to ignite your creative spark and help you fuel your fire—illustrating/designing, being more productive, or just wanting to be a little happier in life. You’re not alone. *sigh of relief.* I’m right here with you, stuck between I have this great idea and I’m afraid of failure. is where we can exchange ideas and figure it all out. I want to help fill your well with a wealth helpful tips and valuable resources; small things I’ve learned from my personal journey as well as the epic shifts that have inspired other creatives.

The Kaiffeinated blog captures my artistic growth, and is 43% resource and 50% reflective journal, and 7% sarcastic. Part design, part everyday life, the blog is both a creative outlet and a way to share the creative struggles and successes of being an artist.


I’m living the dream working with the awesome design team in Pasadena, California as an illustrator and graphic designer. Farm Design nourishes my creative soul five days a week.

A happy soul with a curious mind, I spend many nights falling asleep to a book. My ultimate goal is to live slowly, create art that makes people smile, and spread happiness like confetti.