Kyla is a Canadian Graphic Designer, Digital Marketer & Professional Writer for country music, film & TV. Often described as being a “force of nature”, she is quickly becoming a sought after name in the music, film & TV industry across the globe. She has worked alongside artists such as Calgarian pop-country artist Crystal McGrath, whose single Game On (2020) was in the top 40 charts on Sirius XM CBC Country and in rotation on CMT & MTV Australia, as well as Canadian country artist Greg Rider, whose recent single, “Sixteen Sticks” paid tribute to the Humboldt Broncos 2018 bus crash victims (and part of the first month of proceeds went to Canadian families in need). Also an emerging songwriter, she’s co-written with some of the most promising talents in the Canadian country music scene, including long-term collaborators, singer-songwriter Liz & Calgarian country artist Aaron Pollock. Her songwriting has lead her to the Calgary Songsmiths, in which she’s actively involved as a songwriter and a member working alongside the executive team. December of 2021, she also started an inclusive platform under her own name, with the aim of supporting both independent and signed country artists (And related genres) through her writing.
In addition, she’s worked with film & TV industry greats & well-established studios such as Don Carmody Television Inc., headed by multiple award-winning & Emmy-Award nominated producers Don Carmody (The Boondock Saints) & David Cormican (Shadowhunters, Northern Rescue), under which she worked on numerous released and upcoming film & television properties, including the family drama series for CBC & Netflix Northern Rescue (2019) starring William Baldwin, Kathleen Robertson and Amalia Williamson, the to be released hit teen vampire TV series House of Night based on the novels by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast and the upcoming televised mini-series Escape From Plauen based on World War II memoir by Renate Stoever. She’s also cast in a Montreal-based documentary film set to premiere in 2021-2022.
Her journey as a graphic designer began at Vanier College, where she graduated in 2018 with Honours from the Communications, Literature and Arts program with a Major in Design (DEC). Her graduate project, Interconnected (2018), a 4-poster series that provides a critical analysis of the inversely proportional relationship between the progression of communication technologies and the degeneration of human interconnection, was offered an exhibition in the Henry Lehmann Gallery. In the years since she has expanded her knowledge with a formal education in digital marketing (2019) and YouTube Music Certification (2020). She is currently pursuing her BFA degree at a Canadian university & Google Partnership. Her primary design influences include her mentor of 3 years, the late Graphic & Effects Designer Thomas P. Fisher, Graphic Designer Paula Scher, Graphic Designer & Illustrator Jon Contino and Graphic Designer for Film Annie Atkins.