Kayla Stearns is a full-time freelance graphic designer with over ten years of experience working with clients ranging from non-profit organizations to small businesses to national corporations.

She grew up on a farm near a small town in northeastern South Dakota. There she spent her days riding horse and cultivating long-lasting friendships. After attending college at the University of Minnesota—Duluth, studying abroad in Ireland and living in Scotland, she now calls Minneapolis, MN her home.

Kayla began her career working in publishing, followed by a stint with small design agency, before ultimately deciding to work with clients directly. She enjoys all aspects of design, from integrating and creating patterns to choosing the perfect color palette to determining which font best suits the brand. No project is too small.

On weekends you can find her planning her next adventure, attending a Twins game, or trying a new brewery.



  • Branding
    logo design, brand guidelines
  • Collateral
    letterhead, business card
  • Invitation
  • Direct Mail
  • Advertisement
  • Annual Report
  • Direct Mail
  • Newsletter
  • Packaging
  • Catalog & Brochure
  • Exhibit Graphics


Davey Award—Silver
GD USA Packaging Award—Posters
GD USA Design Award—Logo
GD USA Design Award—Newsletter
AIGA Design Show—Student Entry


Best of Business Card Design 9
LogoLounge Master Library | Type and Calligraphy logos
Psychology Today