This is my story
I remember being made fun of in high school for designing websites before the internet was “a thing.” I was thirteen years old and at the time, I remembered loving design but not thinking I’d make a career out of it. That was over twenty years ago.
This is what i do
I began my career in visual design, but working with a couple of great startups expanded my range of expertise in both marketing and product design. At the core of my work is a methodology that I’ve nurtured for over a decade: I believe that having an investigative spirit means being unafraid to try new things, to iterate, and to find the right solutions for even the most challenging problems.
Whether its user interface design for the web, or user experience for mobile and web products, how a person interacts with a product is critical to success. Gimme them metrics.
To actualize an idea is a talent cultivated over many years. From brand identities to design guidelines, and then managing the brand: I translate who my clients are into the tangible.
From business cards to tradeshow booths, I’ve designed it. I’m at home in the Creative Suite, and I’m no stranger to working with print processes, formatting, typography, and layout.
I started designing websites over twenty years ago when you needed a dialup modem to connect to the internet. I’m still at it, with eleven of those years spent professionally. Works good, looks good: Motto.
Every year, the way we approach information changes. Mobile design is critical for both discovery and ecommerce because people are glued to their smart phones, their smart watches, and their tablets.
Concept, creation, negotiation. I have good ideas and I’m happy to explain and defend as necessary, but I also listen to and integrate feedback, and mentor my team. That’s how I work.
To me, good design solves problems in innovative ways. Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a preoccupation with hidden things: ideas that stand apart from the everyday. Sometimes, that leads my investigation to places others won’t readily consider — often under the bed and into dark closets.
I’ve always felt that it was my obligation to look at things from a different angle, to present solutions that set products apart; to create proverbial jackalopes from ordinary bunny rabbits. It’s my mission to create memorable designs for my clients, even if that means keeping a flashlight packed into my toolkit.
This is who I am
My name is Kira Butler. (Hi!) I’m the senior UX/UI designer at Luxury Retreats, a graphic designer with her own seventeen-year-old independent business, and horror writer from Montreal. I’ve got over a decade’s worth of experience making stuff for the web and in print, and my approach to the creative process is a little bit unusual. Noisy Ghost Co. is my haunt.
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This is where you get in touch
I’m currently open to accepting new clients. Let me know a little bit about your project, and I’ll get back to you shortly.