A graduate of Harvard University, Kayla E. holds a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies. She is the founder of Design Altar and works as editor-in-chief and art director of Nat. Brut Magazine. She has been profiled by NPR, TIME, The Huffington Post, Design*Sponge, and The Establishment, among others. Her work was selected for the annual hardcover edition of American Illustration 37, and she served on the board of directors of ICON 11. Originally from Texas, Kayla lives with her wife Laura Bullard in North Carolina. 

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Education

2013

Harvard University, BA in Visual and Environmental Studies

Awards

2018

American Illustration 37 Winner

2013

Albert Alcalay Prize in Visual Arts, Harvard University

Curatorial

2018

Juror, American Illustration 36

2014

Juror, "Hecho En Dallas," Latino Cultural Center Dallas, TX

Exhibitions

Solo

2019

"DRUNK TANK," Culture Hole, Dallas, TX

2014

"Kayla: Now and Then, Now and Again," Deep Ellum Windows, Dallas, TX

2014

"Watch Kayla," The Safe Room, Dallas, TX

Group

2020

Culture Hole TV, Episode Three: Drugs

2014

Dallas Aurora, Dallas, TX

Selected Publications

2020

"The Dreadfuls Special," Rotland Press

2020

"Marge's Little Lulu," The Comics Journal No. 305

2018

"Precious Rubbish," Rotland Press Single Shot

2018

"Death in Desoto, Texas," Booth Journal, Issue 12

2017

"Precious Rubbish," Resist, edited by Francoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman

2017

"Precious Rubbish," The Southeast Review 35.2

2017

"Kayla Sees the Lowcountry," Ecotone Magazine Issue 22

2017

"All of Them Witches," Black Eye No. 3, Rotland Press

2016

"Precious Rubbish," The Spectacle

2014

"Kayla's Day In," New Delta Review

Public Speaking

2019

University of Chicago

2017

ArtCenter College of Design

2017

 Los Angeles County High School for the Arts 

2016

ICON Conference 9: main stage speaker and workshop leader

2016

Oberlin College

2016

 The University of Texas at Dallas 

2016

Southern Methodist University

2015

Harvard University