About the Artist
On paper, I am an illustrator and graphic designer, but in my head, I live the life of a fearless adventurer, powerful Amazonian woman, and the nerdiest of nerds. My name is Kayla Dunham-Torres, but most everyone calls me K.
I’ve studied illustration (animated and publication design) and graphic design at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA; a school merely 3,000 miles from my hometown of Granite Falls, WA. Working under such renowned creatives as Mike Wimmer, Casey Nelson, and Mohamed Danawi, I found a passion for the nitty and gritty-styled artwork I have become known for.
As an artist and designer, I wish to create works for people, companies, and organizations comprised of good people. I’d like to get up every morning and be excited and proud of what I am doing as a creative human being. My art style has been described as punk, urban, and gritty, reflecting on my roots, my personality, and my mission to make a language for the underdogs.
Currently, I am employed as a graphic designer at SMART Technologies working on their content team. I also work freelance jobs through my business, KDT Illustration & Graphic Design LLC. I have taken the phrase "love your work and you never work a day in your life" and turned it into my reality.