A graduate of Harvard University, Kayla holds a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies. An award-winning illustrator, Kayla is the creative director of Design Altar and works as the editor-in-chief and art director of Nat. Brut. She has been profiled by NPR, Latina Magazine, The Huffington Post, Design*Sponge, and The Establishment, among others. Kayla served on the jury for American Illustration 36 and is on the board of ICON 11. Originally from Texas, Kayla lives with her fiancée, writer Laura Bullard, in North Carolina. You can view her personal work here.


Kayla develops layout and production design for websites, marketing campaigns, identity branding, books, magazines, and corporate reports. She is highly experienced in working in both for-profit and nonprofit settings. Her clients include BAMTech, UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University Center for Documentary Studies, Princeton University, Jewish CurrentsNautilus Magazine, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Apogee Journal, Foundry Journal, The Home School, and creatives such as Stephanie Newman, Rachel Libeskind, Danielle Aykroyd, and Cameron Awkward-Rich.


Adobe Indesign + Adobe Illustrator + Adobe Photoshop + Adobe After Effects + MailChimp + Constant Contact + Square Space + Wix + Weebly + Keynote + Microsoft Office + Canva