Kyle Loranger Design Company History
After freelancing his way through design school, Kyle Loranger briefly worked for a local design studio but found that having direct client contact was going to be a better and more satisfying way to go. He founded Kyle Loranger Design Inc. (KLD) in 1994 and started working from home. After hiring his first employee, he quickly needed to expand. He grew KLD to five people and an office in the Canadian Western Bank Place on 103rd Street and Jasper, with much of the client work being a mix of logos and government publication work. A few years later, KLD moved to the vibrant 124th Street in Edmonton and has been there for almost 20 years.
KLD has a keen interest in logo development projects because they bring out the most interesting and original characteristics of clients. Logo design has often been first projects, leading to bigger projects such as marketing materials and websites. One happy client has led to referrals and return clients, which has sustained the business over more than two decades.
As technology has evolved, so has KLD. Kyle and team started to design for the web in the early 2000’s and followed along while the web industry found its feet. Along the way, KLD built websites using a variety of methods and systems and programming partners. In 2012, all of the web work was taken in-house to gain better control over output, and speed up development time. KLD continues to build all websites in-house using the world’s most popular web building platforms – WordPress.
A combination of design skills and coding knowledge gives KLD the ability to provide in-depth design services to clients including: logo design, print design and website design . Kyle and his team look forward to working with you!
MEET OUR TEAM
Owner, Creative Director
Over the last 20 years, Kyle has worked with hundreds of clients to deliver impactful effective communications and marketing solutions. From logos to advertising, publications to websites, he has delighted his clients with the clarity he brings to every project.
Being a studio principal has given him endless opportunities to go behind the scenes in all kinds of businesses. He’s seen what makes them tick and what marketing solutions have worked best.
Kyle graduated from the University of Alberta in 1993 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He and his wife have two growing boys and a basement covered in Lego.
Lead Developer, Designer
Since joining KLD in 2013, Ashley has been working on web development and has become KLD’s Web Queen for all things WordPress. Full of energy, and always up for a challenge, Ashley makes things happen. She has been the design and development lead on some of our most complex projects.
Ashley is a graduate of the MacEwan Design Program, does regular CrossFit training, is vegetarian (and GF), and loves, loves, loves her two cats Thomas and Loki.
Natika joined KLD in 2014 and often leads our print design projects. She has succeeded in taking on our most complex projects, such as the Responsible Investment Annual Report for AIMCo, donor and identity projects for the Royal Alex Hospital Foundation and identity and website design for the newly founded Edmonton Women’s Initiative. Natika has a passion for women’s issues, and ‘found her people’ at the inaugural Edmonton Women’s Initiative conference this past October.
Natika is originally from B.C., and has lived all over western Canada before settling in Edmonton. She graduated from the University of Alberta Design Program in 2014, and is a mean cribbage player.
Social Media and Content Creation
Jody joined KLD in 2017 to provide social media marketing campaigns and content creation services for clients. She brings years of experience in marketing, communications, graphic design and business development. For over a decade she ran her own design and marketing firm, and continues to manage the marketing and communications for a number of clients in Edmonton.
Jody is a graduate of the MacEwan Business Program and NAIT Graphic Design Program. When she’s not at her computer, you’ll find her being the chauffeur for her two daughters between school, dance and activities – and even taking a few dance classes herself!
Jacky joined KLD in 2019 bringing his excellent typography skills and fundamental web knowledge. He pushes visual boundaries and offers professional and innovative solutions to meet the needs of KLD clients.
Jacky graduated from NAIT’s Digital Media & IT program in Visual Communications. In his free time, he enjoys creating graphics to express himself and experimenting with new techniques – or you’ll find him playing Overwatch and watching his own replays.