About

ABOUT

Kyla is a Canadian Graphic Designer, Digital Marketer, Professional Writer & Emerging Songwriter 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. In the country music industry, she’s 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 as well as across the United States. Her songwriting led her to the Calgary Songsmiths, in which she’s actively involved as a songwriter and a member, as well as working alongside the executive team.

In December of 2020, she 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 as a budding music blogger & journalist. In the first five months, she’s secured a readership in 37 countries across the globe, a collaboration with Atlanta’s Cougar Country Radio station and has covered more than 50+ artists across the globe, including Chase Rice, Jimmy Allen, Tebey & NEEDTOBREATHE’s recent single. “I Wanna Remember” Ft. Carrie Underwood.

In film & TV, she’s worked alongside 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 as a graphic designer 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. 

Educational Background

Her journey began at Vanier College, where she graduated in 2018 with Honours from the Communications, Literature and Arts program with a Major in Design (DEC). There, she became familiar with her design influences, including her mentor of 3 years, the late Graphic & Effects Designer Thomas P. Fisher, Graphic Designer Paula Scher, Graphic Designer & Illustrator Jon Contino and later on Graphic Designer for Film Annie Atkins. 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. The following year, she expanded her knowledge with a formal education in digital marketing (2019) and YouTube Music Certification (2020).

In fall 2020, she began pursuing her BA degree at a Canadian university, with a double major in Film Studies & Journalism.