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Hi! We’re Kenzie and Mikayla, the designers behind Kyla Studio. We’re a couple of best pals living up in the Twin Cities who thrive off creativity and are passionate about empowering small businesses through design. We love learning their stories and creating strong, representative visual brands that give a creative voice to their mission and values.

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My soul is most at peace on the top of a mountain or sitting on the sand by the ocean, in places where the majesty of God's creativity feels so tangible.

I've been surrounded by entrepreneurship my whole life. Growing up, I watched my parents manage, innovate, and dream up new business ideas as they successfully ran their own. From the very beginning, my heart was set on creating. In college, I learned that my passion to create was found in photography and visual communication, which led to an interest in all things digital marketing. My soul is set on fire by the idea of walking with others in their journey to reach their dreams, and I'm in love with that playing out through entrepreneurship.

I do life with my high school sweetheart, Trey, and my little puppy Meia. 

co-owner
brand designer
web design & strategy

Kenzie Achterhoff

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kenzie@kylastudio.com

favorite tv show

A single favorite is hard for me so can I say 3? Or 4 or 5?  The Office, New Girl, This is Us. Also, Shark Tank and the Bachelorette. 

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favorite place i've visited

KAUAI. We honeymooned there and it instantly became one of my favorite places on this earth. The perfect combination of adventure and relaxation. Plus love the local vibe!

something i always wear

Long sweaters and sneakers. Shoes are a weakness. 

my superpower would be

Without a doubt, teleportation. I'd take the opportunity to eat around the world.

my coffee order

On a splurge day, Carmel Macchiato or Zebra Mocha.

I’m at my best on a road trip with my fav people, en route to the mountains. I'm married to my best friend, Brian, a genuine man who always keeps me laughing. We live for summer days in St. Paul, MN, where you’ll find us riding our bikes, always ending in a sunny spot to read.

Growing up in a creative home, I spent my free time painting or making “art” out of items found in the recycling bin. Creativity followed me in high school, as I spent hours in the art room or covering my notebooks with doodles in class. I graduated college with a degree in Visual Communications, specializing in graphic design. I currently love my job as a graphic designer in the entrepreneurial world. I’m constantly learning the freedom art brings, which ultimately comes from the One who’s creation inspires me greatly.

co-owner
brand designer
graphic design

Mikayla Allender

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 mikayla@kylastudio.com

I’m all about TV shows that make me laugh till I’m crying, which includes New Girl, Blackish, Parks & Rec, & The Office. I can’t pick a fav because I’m too attached to the characters to choose.

favorite tv show

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favorite place i've visited

I’ve been out of the country a few times and loved experiencing different cultures, but my fav was our honeymoon to Telluride, CO. It was the most memorable time in the mountains together. 

something i always wear

You can always find me in my Nike Air Force Ones, or my Timberlands. Shoes are my greatest weakness (and ice cream).

my superpower would be

100% Teleportation. I have the urge to travel all the time, so if I could just pop in across the world quick, that would be a dream.

my coffee order

Tall iced coconut milk latte at Starbucks. Elsewhere, I’m always in for a fun latte with lavender, hazelnut, or almond flavoring.

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favorite place i've visited

A single favorite is hard for me so can I say 3? Or 4 or 5?  The Office, New Girl, This is Us. Also, Shark Tank and the Bachelorette. 

something i always wear

A single favorite is hard for me so can I say 3? Or 4 or 5?  The Office, New Girl, This is Us. Also, Shark Tank and the Bachelorette. 

my superpower would be

A single favorite is hard for me so can I say 3? Or 4 or 5?  The Office, New Girl, This is Us. Also, Shark Tank and the Bachelorette. 

my coffee order

A single favorite is hard for me so can I say 3? Or 4 or 5?  The Office, New Girl, This is Us. Also, Shark Tank and the Bachelorette.