Laura Kayata, Branding & Design Strategist

Laura is an award-winning graphic designer and an experienced marketing and communications expert. Early in her career, Laura worked in advertising – on the other side of the camera – as a model with the prestigious Manhattan-based Eileen Ford Agency. For 10 years, she traveled the world, working on a team with the world’s top advertising agencies, cosmetic companies, clothing designers, magazines, layout artists and photographers to get the best shots for ad campaigns or editorial features. Later in her career, she served as the Marketing Director for a municipal Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and as VP of Communications, PR and Government Relations for the fastest growing city in the U.S. (McKinney, Texas) and as Vice-President of Marketing and Communications for DFW Spa Importers. In her various roles, she has managed everything from graphic design to branding, advertising, marketing communications, social media marketing and public relations. She has also served as Art Director for numerous magazines in the health/beauty/spa industry.

Laura holds a degree from George Washington University, grew up around the world as part of a military family and currently lives in North Texas. Outside of work, she enjoys creating fine art and spending time with her husband and fur babies.