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Words can't describe all that I learned during my residency at @prairiecenterofthearts. It has forever changed my art and brought life to the digital world I live in most days. Limited quantities of my prints will be for sale on Insta Story (@kaylaphillipsdesign) this Thursday beginning at 1 CT. 🎉 Stay tuned!

I haven't talked much on here about my residency at @prairiecenterofthearts, mainly because it's been more personal than professional, but it has been one of the best things. Albeit, the hardest creatively. Tomorrow's my last day, and this is my last print (inspired by my favorite place, era, book covers, and type, of course). Cheers to going back to real life! 😆 . . . #screenprint #printmaker #screenprinting #grandviewdrive #cooperblack @cooperblackcomeback #peoriaartist #peoriagraphicdesign #smallbiz #freelancegraphicdesign #illinoisdesign #illinoisdesigner #freelancingfemales #peoriaillustrator #vectorillustration #supportlocal #girlboss #creativeentrepreneur #theeverygirl #risingtidesociety @risingtidesociety @theeverygirl_ #freelancingfemales #theodoreroosevelt #theodorerooseveltquotes

Happy #fridayintroductions! It's me again in my hat. Haha. Five things about me: First, I really like candy. A lot. Too much. Second, most days I feel more comfortable and less intimidated as a writer. I just don't love it as much as art. Third, I've been learning who I am as an artist and who I am as a designer are different. They're kind of like a venn diagram. One using more of the left side of the brain, the other the right. Forth, screen printing sort of marries the artist side and the designer side, which all that that entails has been occupying most of my time this summer. And fifth, I'm glad it's Friday, aren't you? 📷: @1987photographystudio . . . #peoriaartist #peoriagraphicdesign #smallbiz #freelancegraphicdesign #illinoisdesign #illinoisdesigner #freelancingfemales #peoriaillustrator #vectorillustration #supportlocal #girlboss #creativeentrepreneur #theeverygirl #risingtidesociety @risingtidesociety @theeverygirl_ #freelancingfemales #madeinkccafe #instakansascity #kansascity #freelancewisdom #aboutme #graphicdesigner #tuesdaystogether #communityovercompetition

The last couple of days I've been struggle-bussing to get things done. Yesterday was a wash and today I exposed a screen backwards, which basically set me back four hours. Can anyone relate? Well, here's a pic of last weekend when I was visiting my fam in KC. It's pretty. 💫☕️ . . . #peoriaartist #peoriagraphicdesign #smallbiz #freelancegraphicdesign #illinoisdesign #illinoisdesigner #freelancingfemales #peoriaillustrator #vectorillustration #supportlocal #girlboss #creativeentrepreneur #theeverygirl #risingtidesociety @risingtidesociety @theeverygirl_ #freelancingfemales #madeinkccafe #instakansascity #kansascity #freelancewisdom #coffee #coffeeshops

Let's talk trend forecasting. I used to think I was good at it, but I thought flared jeans were coming back three years ago. 🤣 So these monstera leaves are all the rage. Why are they so popular?! How long do you think they'll last? And what do YOU think's next? 🌿🌱🍃 . . . #peoriaartist #peoriagraphicdesign #smallbiz #freelancegraphicdesign #illinoisdesign #illinoisdesigner #freelancingfemales #peoriaillustrator #vectorillustration #supportlocal #hellopeoria #girlboss #creativeentrepreneur #theeverygirl #risingtidesociety @risingtidesociety @theeverygirl_ #freelancingfemales #monsteramonday #monsteraleaves #monsteraillustration #gouache #gouacheillustration #patterndesign #surfacedesign #trendforcasting #creategood #iplanteven @iplanteven @apartmenttherapy #apartmenttherapy

Paul Rand (don't be confused with Rand Paul) contributed much to the emerging design world of the 20th century. And if you don't know who he is, thank him for the iconic ABC, IBM, and UPS logos. "Graphic design," he writes, "is not good design if it is irrelevant." May our design, in his words, be both beautiful and useful. . . . #peoriaartist #peoriagraphicdesign #logo #smallbiz #freelancegraphicdesign #illinoisdesign #illinoisdesigner #freelancingfemales #peoriaillustrator #vectorillustration #supportlocal #hellopeoria #girlboss #creativeentrepreneur #theeverygirl #risingtidesociety @risingtidesociety @theeverygirl_ #paulrand #graphicdesign #thoughtsondesign

Thinking back on some of my favorite projects from the first 5.5 months of the year, and I think this has got to be one of them. (I can't believe I haven't shared it yet!) Remember, remember way back when, when I offered a free brand design? Welp, folks, this is what it produced. As an added bonus, @cassherr was a gem to work with and I'm excited to see where life and freelancing takes her! . . . #branding #logodesign #peoriaartist #peoriagraphicdesign #logo #smallbiz #freelancegraphicdesign #illinoisdesign #illinoisdesigner #freelancingfemales #peoriaillustrator #vectorillustration #supportlocal #hellopeoria #girlboss #creativeentrepreneur #theeverygirl #risingtidesociety @risingtidesociety @theeverygirl_

Last summer, while working for @cocusa1995 I put this little graphic together. But truly, it's such a good reminder not to waste these beautiful warm months. And for me, these short eight-ish weeks I have to make and create at the Prairie Center, I do not want to squander. How are you making your summer count? . . . #flashesofdelight #girlboss #womenhelpingwomen #peoriaartist #hellopeoria #peoriail #peoriaillinois #creativeprenuer #createdtocreate #pursuepretty #bedeeplyrooted #girlboss #creativeentrepreneur #chicagographicdesigner #peoriagraphicdesign #smallbiz #freelancegraphicdesign #illinoisdesign #illinoisdesigner #freelancingfemales #mondaymotivation #illu #illustrationdaily #peoriaillustrator #vectorillustration #makeyoursummercount #summer #summervibes #coffeemug #cocusa

You're probably thinking: does Kayla only have a purple shirt, ripped jeans, and stand by white walls with a hat on? Yes. Truth is I only have pictures from one photo shoot to share for these #fridayintroductions. Thus, my face is scarce on here. HOWEVER, this Friday is an important one. Why? Because I'm done teaching and today is the first day of the rest of my life. After a year in Louisville, I'm moving back to the 309 (aka: Peoria, IL) and I'll be taking on additional clients. So whatever your graphic design needs are, big or small. I'd love to hear your story over a cup of coffee. Happy Friday friends! . . . . #friyay #girlboss #womenhelpingwomen #peoriaartist #louisvilleartist #hellopeoria #peoriail #peoriaillinois #creativeprenuer #createdtocreate #pursuepretty #calledtocreate #bedeeplyrooted #girlboss #creativeentrepreneur #theeverygirl #chicagographicdesigner #peoriagraphicdesign #smallbiz #freelancegraphicdesign #illinoisdesign #illinoisdesigner #freelancingfemales