Hi! I’m KimShala, the award-winning visionary, web developer, and principal graphic designer of Ashalla Design Shop, LLC. I oversee all creative development for the company by successfully crafting high-quality brand and marketing materials, and managing a team of talented young professionals.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Communications from The School of Journalism at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My concentration in photojournalism, typography, publication graphics and design, and copywriting, thrust me into the publishing industry soon after graduation. I moved to New York City, where I worked for several years with Scholastic Books Inc, and later Hyperion Press, a division of Disney Publishing. Here I designed graphic novels, books covers, large format table-top books, calendars, and more for the likes of Oprah Winfrey, George Carlin, and Richard Carlson. In order to dive deeper into creative art direction, I moved into working for hi-end marketing, branding, and design firms. This is when I designed for producer Salaam Remi, and record labels including Jermain Dupree’s So So Def, and Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy. I served as Art Director for Pearl Paint Art Supply retail chain and designed for independent magazines including One World owned by Russell Simmons and The Shield established at Hunter College. My vast experience also includes creating fantastic pieces for retail clientele that includes Hanes Hosiery, Clarins makeup line, The Body Shop, and GT African Trading. The industries of interest have ranged from real estate (Rapid Realty Inc), health care (Allen Health), legal corporations (LeBoeuf, Lamb, Grene & McRae LLP) and plenty others.
My 20+ years of work experience in the publishing, design, marketing, and digital design industry, deepened my love for the art and strategies of business. I continue to study typography, web design, branding, project management, and marketing, with a passion.
My mission is to provide clients with branding materials for their businesses that capture the essence of who they are and why they exist. We, at Ashalla Design Shop, partner with businesses that are significantly and positively impacted through branding, an upgraded design sense, and diverse marketing strategies.
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