meet our team

our story

"Branding is the process of connecting good strategy with good creativity"

While running their own separate creative businesses, Kenzie (photography) and Mikayla (graphic design), many conversations surrounded the clear necessity for creative businesses to embrace and succeed in both left-brain strategy and right-brain art. And how often there seems to be a disconnect from the two. Leaving the businesses with strategy, but stale heart, or too much heart and no strategy to communicate it to the world. Quickly, Kenzie and Mikayla realized their complimentary strengths could help creative business owners fill the gap and grow to their fullest potential.

- marty neumers

Kyla Studio's mission is to combine strategy and art. 

Kyla Studio began with a heart to help creative business owners reach their potential.

With an intentional branding process that leads to not just authentic brands, but brand's with vision and tools to grow. 

With an intentional branding process that leads to not just authentic brands,   but brand's with vision and tools to grow. 

kenzie achterhoff

mikayla allender

delcy garnaas

Branding Strategist

more about kenzie

Lead Designer

more about mikayla

Design Assistant

more about Delcy

meet our team

After 5 years of running her own photography business, Kenzie knew she wanted to spend her time helping other creatives establish and grow their own businesses. She's passionate about developing brand's with depth and purpose. Within her role, Kenzie focuses on strategy and growth helping clients establish the foundation of their brand and later, after the designers create the gorgeous visual identity, helping them launch their new brand online.

co-founder
branding strategist

Kenzie Achterhoff

kenzie@kylastudio.com

my high school sweatheart Trey and our puppy Meia

camping or eating at new restaurants

zebra mocha

the bachelor and bachelorette franchise

Kauai, hawaii <3

a cold bowl of cheerios

the mountains in colorado

philippians 4:8

@kenzieachterhoff

Mikayla is an artist with a deep love for others. At Kyla Studio, she leads out in creating brand's visual identities. Her talent often lends itself to hand drawn elements which craft brands totally unique to each client. She treats every client like her best friend by showing up for them everyday with excitement, and a sincere eagerness to help them succeed. 

co-founder
lead designer

Mikayla Allender

mikayla@kylastudio.com

My husband/bff Brian, and our cuddly pup, Oaken

Exploring new food/drink places

 a stiff Old Fashioned

ice cream, cookies, brownies, etc.

San Diego because it's sunny and perfect

Pizza or mac and cheese for sure

Anywhere in the sunshine 

"Reminder: You don't have to apologize for putting yourself first."

@mik.allender

Her keen eye for design paired with her ability to truly hear what somebody is looking for, makes Delcy somebody definitely you want in the process of developing your brand. Delcy plays a key role in every client project with her creative concept building and attention to detail. Her passion for people drives her to give her all to every single client. 

design assistant

Delcy Garnaas

delcy@kylastudio.com

my bestie turned husband, Noah, and our two doggos

a mix of adventure-filled saturdays + slow sundays

Iced lavender latte (probably paired with a butter croissant)

Any reality tv dating show 

road tripping up the pacific coast highway

Ooh definitely tacos

Road tripping in a pretty place with  my fav people

"stay grounded and close to the things that comfort  your soul."

@delcynoellee