Hire a Visual Storyteller

Tell your brand's story through graphic design

My Philosophy

I maintain that design is a form of storytelling: a connection shared between two people. Storytelling compels me to create visual designs that will inspire others, because I am inspired. brands are established using the stories they tell through the designs they promote.

Work Experience

Visual Storyteller | Kira Ripley Designs (2014-Present)

Designed visual stories for a variety of branding and graphic design materials. Projects included wireframe design, logo design, & branding for a variety of both web and digital assets.


Web Design Intern | ATI (2014)

Created 2D designs, including print-based flyers & brochures and digital assets that communicated Abasys’ (ATI) story about how they could help their clients succeed digitally.


Challenge A Director | Classical Conversations (2013-2014)

Taught a group of students to view the world through storytelling by focusing on the skills of classical education: invention, arrangement, elocution, memorization & presentation.


MMDP Tutor | Lake Washington Institute of Technology (2013)

Guided students in telling visual stories by providing classroom assistance in technique and concept to 10-20 students in college-level courses for both Photoshop

and Illustrator.

Project Experience


  • Created a composition for a theoretical app for Steepster™. Synthesized the information communicated through the website, and explore new features exclusive to the app, which extended the Steepster™ story from one medium to another.


  • Designed a branding package for a self-initiated project, Rivendell Tea. Created design templates focusing on telling their story through layout, color, and information hierarchy within the design.


  • Executed both design and production phases of a branding package for a self-initiated project called Seattle Seeds and Spades. Communicated values through visual storytelling & maintained branding standards across both printed promotional materials & a CMS based website.


  • Produced a fully functioning responsive portfolio website for an interior decorating company, in order to tell their story effectively on a wide variety of different devices.

Education

Multimedia Design & Production - Digital Design | AAS Degree (April 2014)

Lake Washington Institute of Technology - Kirkland, WA

GPA: 3.99


English Literature | BA Degree (December 2012)

Thomas Edison State college – Trenton, NJ

GPA: 4.00

Contact Me

You may view a sample of my work for ATI and other projects can at www.behance.net/kiraanne. ​If you have time for a telephone call or email correspondence, I’d love to learn more and share a bit of my background with you. ​ My number is 425-999-1582. I look forward to hearing back from you. ​