Kayla E. is an award-winning illustrator and creative director of Design Altar. She also serves 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 on the board of ICON 11. Originally from Texas, Kayla lives with her wife, writer Laura Bullard, in North Carolina.


Harvard University

B.A., Visual and Environmental Studies


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Kayla E. is doing what we all wish we could: balancing design, illustration, and editorial vision with aplomb and might. Collaborating with Kayla is a professional joyshe brings insight, research, and uncanny skill to all of her projects. I can't wait for my next collaboration with Kayla.

—Len Small, former Art Director, Nautilus,

& Co-President, ICON: The Illustration Conference