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Kayla E.

Average rate
$85/hour
  • Joined October 2016

Kayla E. holds a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University and has been working as a graphic designer for over 6 years.

  • Charleston, SC, United States
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Kayla E.
Charleston, SC, United States

Worked with

Services

Categories

Design Marketing Social Media

Experience

Summary

Kayla is highly experienced in working with individuals as well as for-profit and nonprofit organizations. She develops branding for artists and organizations, as well as layout & production design for advertisements, logos, magazines, and books.

Work history

Editor-in-Chief and Designer
Manages all day-to-day operations of Nat. Brut Magazine; solely responsible for all print and web design; maintains socially responsible editorial vision; solicits work from artists and writers; oversees board editors.
Contributing Designer and Illustrator
Assists the Art Director in layout and production of print materials, as well as contribute original illustrations.
Consulting Design Advisor
Assists the ICON design board chair to produce online and print materials. Forthcoming.
Graphic Designer for Modernist Fragmentation and After Conference Poster
Designed poster for Modernist Fragmentation and After: International Postgraduate Conference at Princeton University.
Logo Designer
Designer logo for Foundry journal, an online poetry magazine.
Contributing Illustrator
Created original Illustration for a Fusion article.

Reviews and references

References

Julie Ann Horvarth

Kayla is one of the most talented multi-disciplinary designers I've had the pleasure of working with. I treasure her design work just as much as an end-user, or consumer, as I do a collaborator. She excels at perfectly communicating and conveying emotion through design, and knows how to drive both creative and product direction. Kayla's ability to do this effectively across so many different mediums is truly rare and impressive.

Mark Newgarden

I have been an admirer of Kayla's graphic design for some time. Her work combines an informed twenty-first century aesthetic with a solid grasp of the twentieth century essentials of clear, direct and straightforward visual communication.

Dan. O Williams

I’ve long admired Kayla’s design for Nat. Brut and her independent illustration work. The pleasure of this work comes from an attention to the detail of idiomatic design styles (especially vintage advertising art, corporate design, and gag cartooning) combined with a passionate sensitivity to the spoken and unspoken power dynamics that are the historical legacy of these styles in context.

Portfolio

Web Designer for Cameron Awkward-Rich

Worked as web designer and was responsible for the design and layout of the website, which was created through Wix.

Contributing Designer and Illustrator at Nautilus Magazine

Assisted the Art Director in layout and production of print materials and contributed original illustrations.

Graphic Designer for The Home School Miami

Designed an advertisement with original illustration for The Home School Miami, a weeklong conference for poets and artists.

Graphic Designer for Nat. Brut Magazine

Manages all day-to-day operations of Nat. Brut Magazine; solely responsible for all print and web design; maintains socially responsible editorial vision; solicits work from artists and writers; oversees board editors and ensures each issue/content-cycle is released on time.

Graphic Designer for Princeton University Conference

Designed poster for Modernist Fragmentation and After: International Postgraduate Conference at Princeton University.

Carryin' on logo11

Graphic Designer for Carryin' On Vintage Store

Created brand identity, including logos, cover photos and all promotional materials.

Education

Accreditations

Visual and Environmental Studies

Skills

Languages

English

Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills

design graphic design infographic design public speaking newsletters branding advertising ebooks publishing presentation and slide design

Tools

Basecamp Facebook Illustrator InDesign Issuu Keynote Mailchimp Medium Photoshop Slack Tumblr Squarespace Instagram Kickstarter Indiegogo

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 40hrs per week
  • Can commit to 6 months to 1 year

Interests

Industries I love

Advertising & Marketing Education Media PR & Communications Philanthropy

What I read

The New Yorker, Nat. Brut Magazine, Nautilus Magazine, The New York Times, Apogee Journal.

Side projects

Public speaking at organizations and universities across the country, creating comics and illustrations.