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︎︎︎ Hello

I’m Makayla.

I fell in love with design and bringing order to chaos at Portland State where I earned my BA in Graphic Design. Since pursuing design, I can’t stop seeking beauty, context, and connections through a practice grounded in systems and logic. I used to say I trust in typography’s ability to tell a story and solicit emotional response, and I do still believe in that, but now I trust more in the power of the stories themselves.

No matter what I’m doing I like being a peacemaker, pursuing restorative rest, and curating spaces to feel comforting and cathartic.

I’m currently a full-time mid-level Designer at Instrument on a *magical* team dedicated to building projects for Google and other Alphabet companies.

Portland State University
BA Graphic Design

Resume Available Upon Request

JAN 2021-AUG 2021
Jr. Designer

SEPT 2019-AUG 2020
A+D Projects

SEPT 2019-MAR 2020

Murmur Creative
Studio Manager

These are a few of my favorite things:

  1. Living vicariously through Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer of Seinfeld
  2. Everything bagels with scallion cream cheese
  3. Refurbishing my Goodwill finds
  4. Homemade balsamic vinaigrette
  1. Watching a Meg Ryan movie on my Magnavox Perfect View TV
  2. Going for walks with hot crème de la earl grey tea
  3. Taking designated time away from design and technology to give my thoughts room to exist properly