I managed Kira for four years. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching her blossom as a professional.
On a practical level, Kira is exceedingly resourceful. She really shines in selecting and managing creative talent. Here is an example that comes to mind – she was given a small budget for getting creative assets for a book. Hearing my complaints about using stock photography, Kira found a way to bring in a photographer and models, and she worked with the author to get creative direction remotely. I was able to watch some of the photo shoot. It was very professionally conducted. The assets gathered for this project were great. The book cover she designed afterward was a big success.
In the bigger picture, I have worked with many designers over the years. Like many of them, Kira has great design skills. The traits that make Kira stand out are as follows:
She anticipates needs of line-of-business owners;
She is technically adept and committed to growing her skills (I watched her learn advanced Flash and video production skills, to name a few);
She excels at managing complex projects;
And her secret weapon – she performs her work quickly with little supervision needed.
A fast moving, organized, and literate designer? After working with Kira, I can tell you that they do exist! She defies many stereotypes, and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with her
- Cindy McCombe | (former) Director of Marketing at TSIA
Kira is great to work with and very professional! Loved collaborating on design work together.
- Shannon Bullock | Owner, Shannon Bullock Photography
Kira has a great eye for design and branding. She took my raw inspiration and came up with a logo for my company that was better than I could imagine. Her communication skills are flawless and the rounds were always delivered in a prompt manner. Edits were quickly made and there was never resistant to my input. We worked together to achieve a great outcome and I look forward with working with her on new projects in the future
-Carol Chow | Owner, Studio Little C
I hired Kira to create some business cards for me. I didn't really have much direction in terms of design but she really understood the style I was going for and created something better than I could have imagined!
- Emilia McCool | Owner + Creative Director / Sweet Emilia Jane
Kira is a really creative and gifted graphic designer and photographer. She works hard to create the perfect product. I was super impressed with her work!
- Aspen Baker | Founder & Executive Director at Exhale
Kira has a fantastic eye and great thematic ideas for design. She is flexible and gracious in dealing with clients.
- Monica Lois | Program Associate at Exhale