Kyle Loranger

Owner, Creative Director

Since opening the studio in 1994, Kyle has worked with hundreds of clients to deliver elegant and impactful communications. From logos to advertising, publications to websites, he has delighted his clients with the clarity he brings to every meeting, and knowing just what to do to make a message more powerful.

As a designer with huge curiosity, being a studio principal has given him endless opportunities to go behind the scenes in all kinds of businesses and see how the world really works. His most gratifying moments in business have been seeing clients benefit from his designs and advice.

Kyle graduated from the University of Alberta in 1993 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and is a Certified Graphic Designer (CGD). He and his wife Leanne have two growing boys and a basement covered in Lego.

Ashley Labuick

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 Culham

Lead Designer

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.

Jody Hrabiwchuk

Social Media Coordinator

Jody manages our social media accounts and client outreach. She comes to KLD with huge 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 The Marketplace at Callingwood shopping centre, Callingwood Farmers' Market, and a handful of other clients in Edmonton. 

Jody is a graduate of the MacEwan Business Management Program, and NAIT Graphic Design Program. When she's not at her computer, you'll find her cursing at the 50th street train while running her two daughters between school, dance and gymnastics.

KLD Company History

After freelancing his way through design school, Kyle briefly worked for a local design studio but found having the more direct client contact was going to be a better and more satisfying way to go. He founded Kyle Loranger Design Inc. 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. KLD then moved to 124 Street to the Guardian building, shrunk his staff down to three and has stayed on 124 Street for the past 15 years.

KLD has always had a focus on logo development as they have brought out the most interesting and original characteristics of their clients and injected that into their logos. Logos have often been first projects, then leading to 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 have KLD's skills. KLD started to design for the web in the early 2000's and has 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 made a decision to take all web work in house to get better control over output, and speed up development time. KLD now builds all websites in house using one of the worlds most popular web building platforms - Wordpress. These design skills and coding knowledge gives KLD the ability to provide all startup design services in-house: logo design, website design and development, and print design. About half KLD's business volume is now website-driven.

Currently, KLD's main clients are small and medium sized businesses who are growing, and need KLD's design and marketing services.

Natika Culham, B.DES.
Lead Designer

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.