Kayla Turner
User Experience Design, Canoga Park California United States
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Brief Summary
My goal is to help make the world a little less confusing. I am a multidisciplinary designer with a recent focus in interaction/visual design for a SaaS product. 
Professional Experience

Visual Designer / UX/UI Designer: June 2013 - present
Readz is an easy to use content marketing platform built for marketers and designers alike.
Working directly with developers on UX / UI for Readz platform and designing wireframes, mockups, and visuals with instructions for implementation. Responsible for creating client publication layouts optimized for mobile/tablet/desktop and production in online Readz Editor.

The Help Group
Freelance Designer: September 2012 - June 2013
The Help Group is the largest nonprofit for kids with special needs related to autism spectrum disorder.
Responsible for print and web design for The Help Group's multiple programs. Flyers, email blasts, newsletters, banners, brochures, etc.

Junior Designer: February 2011-May 2012
BCRA is a multi-disciplinary architecture/design firm that focuses on designing together - with clients, disciplines, and contractors.
Responsible for fulfilling inhouse graphic design needs (boards, presentations, brochures, pre-press production), and working with project managers to fulfill external clients needs (web, print, branding).

Junior Designer: Summer 2007-2009
Invite Designer is an online wedding/event invitation retailer.
Responsible for design and production of customized invites, color adjustment and graphic updates for web.


University of Washington
BFA in Visual Communication Design Spring 2009
GPA: 3.7, Dean's List (Spring 2006-Spring 2009)
UW chapter of National Society for Collegiate Scholars
UW chapter of Golden Key International Honor Society
AIGA UW group officer: Secretary 2007-2009


Seattle Humane Society
Cat Pet Publicist: July 2010-May 2012
Responsible for photographing cats and writing descriptions for online adoption pages, once a week for 2-4 hours.


InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, After Effects, MS Office
HTML, CSS, Mac OS X, Windows, iOS, Android, Responsive Design
Awards and Recognition
Digital Magazine Awards 2014 Finalist - Readz Insider (Customer Magazine of the Year)

Design School Confidential - book by Steven Heller, Lita Talarico
WASHED AWAY Communication Programs project poster

Top 30 Positive Posters International Poster Competition 2010 Entry 

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