Constantly questioning and pushing boundaries maintains a growth mindset that fosters creativity through discomfort. We are emerging disruptors operating on the cutting edge of democratized design by radically shifting the industries we serve with innovative solutions that challenge the status-quo. Makayla is an experienced creative professional and budding entrepreneur navigating a new direction in pursuit of positive impactful change through design and collective action. An adventurer at heart she unites her passion for the outdoors with creative curiosity to deliver impactful solutions that unite brands and community. She blends disciplines with a global filter to leverage design theory in storytelling and solving problems to cement long-term impact.
— Process Change Agent & Innovator — Operational Optimization — Modern Digital Best Practices — Global Minded + International Teams — Acquisitions & Team Transitions — Process Automation
— Outdoor Activist & Mountaineer — Philanthropist — Sports + Outdoor Industry — Intrepid Explorer + Adventurous Risk-Taker — Life Learner
2020 COMING SOON! 16th CIIPE October 2009 Global Water Colloquium: From Conflict to Sustain. March '08
Stack Sports September 2018 LeaderShape CSU SLiCE May 2008 RMSMC January 2008
Associated Collegiate Press - Design of the Year '09 National Finalist Columbia Scholastic Press Association '09 2nd Place Illustration Rendering PhotographicMaterial '09 2nd Place Design Portfolio, General Interest Magazine '09 Cert. of Merit Illustration Complements Accompanying Copy '09 Cert. of Merit Photo that Illustrates Accompanying Copy '09
Diverse industries, clientele, and design disciplines showcased throughout my roladex.
Versatile Clientele Case Studies
Duke Basketball Camps Coach K Purdue University Michigan Athletics Tennessee Athletics Army West Point Athletics Nike EYBL National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) KitchenAid Nexgrill US Soccer JennAir USAF Newman Center Presents Alderac Entertainment Group Grand Teton Lodge Target Multiple Regional Teams and Conferences Sports: Basketball, Football, Softball, Soccer, Snowsports, Hockey, International, etc.
Several years of experience collaborating with international vendors, creating lasting international partnerships and leading dispersed remote international teams. Product translation and collaboration with print vendors in China. Extensive experience building and establishing vendor partnerships, negotiating terms and contracts, collaborating with external creatives, agencies, freelancers, BPO teams (both design and development) and production facilities.
Mentored and shaped the development of a green entry level team in India for 2 years by coaching skill development and training the team to nurture growth during acquisition transition as we replaced junior and senior roles with a green entry level team.
India (3 years) China (2 years) Australia (2 years) Mexico (1 year) Europe (1 year) Canada (2 years)
A well-rounded multidisciplinary creative with a versatile skillset.
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Focused on optimizing operations with efficient modern processes. Champion of change disruption in workflow for improved development. Acquisition transitions, building and managing dispersed remote teams.
• Wireframes + Storyboards • User Interface Design • Frontend Development
• User Experience • Rapid Prototyping • Social Media + SEO
As the web and website capabilities have evolved, so has the need for motion graphics be it interactive website transitions or features, banners, advertisements, videography or online tutorials and training resources.