new to the team... Meet Kyla!

 (I'm so excited to share this with you!)

When I was planning my move to the USA and a career change, I knew I was going to do less freelance design. My friend Kyle asked me where I was going to send the clients I couldn't accommodate... and I said, I donno, I'll just have to turn them down. He's smart and said, "why not hire another designer to join Freckled Nest so that you can continue offering custom makeovers and keep things growing?" I liked that idea and wondered who I could hire and trust with my baby?

Kyla Roma came to mind... I'd met her in Indie Business earlier this year and had been admiring her natural ability, blog design, likability and business sense. I felt Kyla could represent Freckled Nest's style and aesthetic perfectly (but in her own great way) so I emailed her and presented the idea. She was ecstatic (which made me feel so excited... i love passionate people)! We discussed the opportunity and felt that it was a good move for both of us and Kyla joined my design firm (ha, I've always wanted to call it that)! Since then, I've fully trained her and she's been taking orders like crazy--- she's a hit!!! I feel so lucky to have her on my team!!
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Though my original reasons for expanding had changed, I still wanted to work with Kyla and share my design workload (each client chooses their designer)... that way, I'd have some time to develop other ideas I have for Freckled Nest. With the changes, we got excited about a detail we thought was irrelevant when I was moving away... Kyla lives in Winnipeg too, so now we get together for workdates and we're becoming good friends :) I think she's amaaaazing!
(Kyla's first makeover project for FN. Hillary wanted a really fresh, minimal look with a punch of her fun personality... A+++, i love it!)

Kyla's got a few Makeovers on the go and I'm overjoyed--- she's even more talented than I thought and is blowing me away with her ideas, technique, quick turnaround times, instinct and customer service! Plus, she does Wordpress too... so now Freckled Nest Design accepts clients with Blogger, Typepad a-n-d Wordpress blogs!

If you'd like to inquire about a custom Blog Makeover or Blog as a Website by Kyla or Myself, please email FreckledNest@gmail.com for full details & rates. View our portfolio here

Fun fact... Kyla and I are 'signing our name' sorta secretly. When you see the Freckled Nest Design logo in the sidebar of one of our makeovers, the K or L will be stand out representing who designed the blog :) So ghostwriter!
[My previous makeovers don't have this feature but all new ones will]
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Please give a warm welcome to my new friend and team member, Kyla Roma! I think you'll adore her just as much as I do :)
xoxo, Leigh-Ann

29 comments:

  1. How fantastic!!!! Go team Winnipeg!!! xoxo

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  2. Go team Freckled Nest!! :)
    Thanks so much for the kind words LA, you know how excited I am, but...thank you :)

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  3. welcome, kyla! this is exciting. :)

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  4. Hooray! I agree, just from reading Kyla's blog I can tell she is genuine and has a great personality. You two will do great together.

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  5. i love kyla! congrats on a great collaboration!

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  6. Congrats on the collabo and expansion! Another great blogger for me to follow! :) I hope someday to be able to have a blog makeover from one of you two lovely ladies!

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  7. yeow! :] this is awesome!

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  8. yeeaaa for Kyla and Team Freckled Nest!!! I've been so excited about this announcement. Go get 'em gals!!

    xoxo
    Talia Christine

    http://taliachristine.blogspot.com

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  9. Welcome to the family (he!he!) Kyla!
    Look forward to meeting you someday.

    Love Momma

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  10. Awh I love Kyla. I don't know how you ladies do it; I hate Blogger code lol.

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  11. Aw, that's awesome! Congrats to Kyla for joining the team! :)

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  12. This is awesome! :) Congrats on growing your team! I love Kyla's blog.

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  13. she's so cute! i love her pictures~! woo hoo for new friends! ♥

    ♥ http://www.allisterbee.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh LA, i'm so super jealous that you guys get to hangout and be friends in real life AND work together. this is like my dream job/dream team to work with. Kyla is one of my very favorite people, and you are becoming a special lady to me too! Eek. I'm so excited for you guys. Super duper excited.
    How come all the best ladies are from Canada? I need to visit more often. Sigh. Well, if you are even in Vancouver, I am only 2 hours away! I'd cross the border to meet up :)
    Well, if you ever feel the need to add an illustrator/graphic designer from the U.S. to your team, let me know. It would literally be my dream come to true to work with you guys! Even if I wasn't getting to do full blog makeovers but was hired out to do illustrated elements, I'd be in heaven. (I'm working on my second big secret project with Kyla right now too!)
    Love you both immensely <3
    -Moorea

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  15. yay! I wish I could be your asst. I would so move to work with you :)

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  16. Hurrah! Kyla is The Best. Win, win for you both!

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  17. Awesome! Congrats Kyla.. this is a pretty inspiring story :)

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  18. Wow, this is an amazing combo!! :)))) Congrats and love seeing the success of fellow bloggers work together.

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  19. What a great fit! I've loved Kyla's blog since our Indie Biz class. Looks like things are really moving in the right direction for ya :D

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  20. She's got some beautiful taste in design! I would love to have her pretty-up my blog someday with her makeover abilities!

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  21. So exciting! I adore Kyla and it's so great to see these amazing creative small businesses like yours expanding and doing so well!

    Congrats to you both. :)

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  22. that is super news, indeed! you're both insanely creative -- huge congratulations! :D

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  23. yay and welcome to kyla! i love her blog!
    but i'm really here to geek out about the fact that you mentioned ghostwriter! i have some serious love for that show!!!

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  24. how sweet...welcome kyla! hope you and la make a great team! :0) xoxo andie librandi...

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  25. working with Kyla and Freckled Nest was a dream!

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  26. yaaay! i was just about to contact you for some help with my blog and now i'm doubly excited:) welcome kyla!!!

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