Hello, I'm Kayla

pet-lover, coffee-drinker, netflix-watcher

We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.

-Bob Ross

Work Examples

Some examples of (fairly) recent projects

Feeling Nosy?

(That's okay - I'm nosy too)

Hi there! My name is Kayla and I'm a web designer and developer.

Since graduating from the University of Florida in 2011, I've worked a few local jobs before settling down professionally with the University of Florida College of Education as their Lead Web Designer. As the College Web Designer I help manage more than 80 websites across Wordpress multisite in addition to assisting with graphic design and photography.

My husband, Brian, and I have made Gainesville our home for now. A couple of years ago we purchased our first home, where we spend the weekends working on house projects and spending time with our small zoo of three dogs and two cats.

In my spare time I obsess over my animals, drink excessive amounts of coffee, and binge-watch Netflix while attempting (and failing) to crochet better than your grandma. I'm also learning how to cross-stitch!

If you'd like to chat about a design job or get sushi sometime feel free to drop me a line below. I look forward to hearing from you!

In case you were wondering about our zoo...

Peaches

Biscuit, Maple, Banjo

Bottles

Experience

  • Accepted Lead Web Designer Position, April 2017

    UF College of Education, E-Learning, Technology, and Communications Services

    As the web design lead with the College of Education, I assist with all web-related efforts for College-wide initiatives. I assist with the creation and modification of all COE websites using Wordpress multisite. I also assist with graphic design, including print and web materials, on an as-needed basis.

  • Accepted Web Developer Position, Februry 2015

    UF Information Technology, Web Services

    I assist with the development and design for various UF websites and services, including serving as Webmaster for the University on a rotating schedule. I help create and edit websites using content management systems such as TERMINALFOUR and Wordpress.

  • Accepted Web Designer Position, September 2014

    UF Information Technology, Web Services

    I help out with creating graphic materials for various UF websites and services - including social media images, website sliders, residence hall slides, presentation designs, instructional design graphics, website icons and designs. I also assist with the development of graphics for print use.

  • Accepted Proposal Coordinator Position, April 2013

    Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc.

    My work included proposal planning, developement, and management as the main point of contact for the proposal teams. I also assisted with final editing and drafting of the proposal document. While at Jones Edmunds I served as the firm's graphic designer. I also assisted with photography of employees, events, and project sites.

  • Accepted Marketing Director Position, February 2012

    Sarkis Clinical Trials and Family Psychiatry

    As Marketing Director, I maintained and built advertising schedules for various clinical trials and the family psychiatric business. My work included writing press releases, event planning, budget planning, IRB submittals, and social media implementation.

  • Graduated from the University of Florida

    Bachelor of Science in Advertising

    December 2011, Cum Laude

Software


  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excel, Word, Publisher, Powerpoint
  • Audacity
  • Wacom Tablet

Languages


    Expertise
  • HTML5
  • CSS3

  • Basic Understanding
  • C++
  • Javascript
  • mySQL

Professional Skills


  • Graphic Design
  • Web & Print
  • Event Planning & Coordination
  • Proposal Management
  • Social Media Development
  • ADA-Compliant Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Content Management Systems
  • TERMINALFOUR, Wordpress
  • Photography
  • Portrait, Event, Scenic, & Aerial

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