"Graphic Design isn't just a career path for me. It's my way of honouring the legacy of my late mentor & dear friend, Thomas P. Fisher.
He introduced me to the world of design; this world I became so deeply passionate about. I attribute a large part of my current success to him; for believing in me and seeing my potential to be a designer.
If you ever have the chance to support someone's dreams and believe in them, do so. It can very well change their life."
Awards & Accolades
Communications, Literature & Arts Program (Major in Graphic Design) Honours Graduate- Vanier College
Formal Education in Digital Marketing
Featured alumni in “50+ Faces of Vanier College” for her academic & career achievements thus far (2020)
Certified YouTube Music Professional (2020)
Named one of the “Top Canadian Music Blogs on the Web” by Feedspot (2021)
Kyla is an Italian-Canadian Creative Entrepreneur who offers creative services 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 country music, 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).
In November 2020 she ventured into the world of songwriting. 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 was actively involved as a songwriter and a member, as well as working alongside the executive team via a sponsorship campaign she devised at her former day job. However, her true calling lay in capturing the stories and experiences of country artists. 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. 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 (no longer in service) and has covered more than 50+ artists across the globe, including Tebey & NEEDTOBREATHE’s single, “I Wanna Remember” Ft. Carrie Underwood. After 6 months, her blog was named one of the “Top 70 Canadian Music Blogs on the Web” by Feedspot, who also stated she had, “an impressive blog with high quality & useful content”. By the end of 2021, she had featured hundreds of artists and connected with many more. By early 2023, she has published over 150+ articles covering multiple household names, music festivals and events.
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. In the years since she’s worked on numerous independent film & TV properties across various genres as a post-production PA & graphic designer. In 2023, she received the honour of being invited to join The National Organization of Italian Americans in Film & Television (NOIAFT) of which she’s now an active member.
Her journey began at Vanier College, where she graduated 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, 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 , then a YouTube Music Certification and Personal Finance certificate from McGill University. She began pursuing her BA as a double major in Films Studies & Journalism at a Canadian university before she made the decision to leave her studies in order to run her business full-time.