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 PERSONAL RESUME 

HELLO, MY
NAME IS KAYLA 
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I'm a visual designer and brand expert who loves a good challenge and collaborating with dynamic creators and brands. I am currently available for new work full time, part-time, and contract while I co-operate The Third Eye Collective. Keep scrolling to view my work, experience, referrals, and awards. 

CONNECT

717.449.3238 | kayla@thethirdeyecollective.com

Instagram: k.garpstas | LinkedIn: Kayla Garpstas

EDUCATION

BFA in Graphic Design | West Virginia University

Graduated in 2017

SKILLS

Logo + Brand Building | Product Design + Development Creative Strategy + Direction | High-level Brand Collaboration | Graphic Design + Content Creation | Product + Lifestyle Photography | Pitch Decks + Presentations | Team + Project Management | Social Media | UI + UX Design | Adobe Creative Cloud | Google Workspace 

PITCH DECKS + PRESENTATIONS

THE THIRD EYE COLLECTIVE BRANDS

EXPERIENCE

 01.2020 - PRESENT 

THE THIRD EYE COLLECTIVE

CO-FOUNDER

A logo and branding collective focused on building brands that tell a story. Working with high level brands such as WOW Skincare Science, Flora + Bast, MyFitFoods, Bob’s Containers, and other eCommerce and lifestyle brands.

Responsibilities include running and operating a full-service creative marketing collective, logo, branding, and design for all high-level clients and brands. Creative direction and management for all small to mid-level brands.

Creative & Art Direction, Product Design & Development, Logo & Branding,

Creative Projects, UI & UX Design, Team & Project Management

 06.2019 - 11.2020 

NOVAEO

CREATIVE DIRECTOR / CREATIVE LEAD

NOVAEO, a natural consumer brand distributor, owns brands and products that are sold on Amazon such as TreeActiv, Ayadara, KyndLeaf, etc. Operating as a 100% remote company the NOVAEO community spans across the globe.

Responsibilities included creative direction for brands and rebrands of products being sold on dotcoms and Amazon. QA and direction for social media, lifestyle, and product photography, as well as campaigns and any other creative projects for brands.

Creative & Art Direction, International Team Management, Project Management

Logo & Branding, UI & UX Design, Design & Direction for eCommerce

 12.2017 - 06.2019 

AGENCY FIFTY3

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Agency FIFTY3 is a full-service agency based in Denver, CO. specializing in the multifamily housing industry.

Responsibilities included working on large-scale projects as well as being a team lead for 7 graphic designers.

Creative & Art Direction, Team Management, Project Management,

Logo & Branding, UI & UX Design

 12.2017 - 12.2018 

JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

 10.2015 - 01.2017 

RACER X MAGAZINE

INTERN GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Racer X, is the largest and most influential publication in the motocross and off-road industry as well as the world's top source of motocross and supercross news, videos, features, and photos.

Responsibilities included design for all GNCC and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross events, working with the Racer X team to produce a wide range of work.

Logo Design, Publication Design, Custom Graphics, Apparel & Collateral, Event Design 

REFERENCES

MICHAEL HUEREQUE

Executive Vice President at Agency FIFTY3

michael@agencyfifty3.com

SHANNON FAILLA

VP, Culture and Support at Student Quarters

sfailla@livesq.com 

PAOLA SULLIVAN

Co-Founder of The Third Eye Collective

paola@thethirdeyecollective.com

AWARDS + RECOGNITION

ACCOMPLISHMENTS BEFORE THE THIRD EYE CO.

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Hermes Creative

2nd Place - 2019

Real Estate Website

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W3 Awards

1st Place - 2019

Social Campaign 

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Vega Awards

1st Place - 2018

Real Estate, Video 

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Marcom Awards

1st Place - 2019

Social Campaign

Davey Awards

2nd Place - 2019

Social Marketing

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Hermes Creative

3rd Place - 2019

Real Estate Website 

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Vega Awards

3rd Place - 2018

Real Estate, Video

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Communicator

1st Place - 2018

Campaign Promotional 

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Global Trend Marketing

2nd Place - 2019

Best Website 

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Communicator

2nd Place - 2018

Corporate Identity

Dot Comm Awards

2nd Place - 2019

Website 

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Communicator

1st Place - 2018

Branding 

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Hermes Creative

2nd Place - 2019

Real Estate Website 

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Communicator

2nd Place - 2018

Campaign Promotional

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Vega Awards

2nd Place - 2018

Real Estate, Video 

LET'S CONNECT

717.449.3238 | kayla@thethirdeyecollective.com

Instagram: k.garpstas | LinkedIn: Kayla Garpstas