Wear is… Kayla Homenok?

Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Kayla Homenok?

Kayla Homenok
Kayla Homenok

WEAR IS... KAYLA HOMENOK?

You'd be hard-pressed to find someone as kind and open hearted as Kayla Homenok. This Canadian graphic designer, content creator and all around creative, produces empowering and uplifting imagery just as beautiful as her soul. In times like these, it's people like Kayla who remind us that there is still so much to be thankful for, so much good still left in the world.

Today she's sharing a wonderfully honest interview about her struggle to find her purpose and how it lead her to the inspiration she follows today. So keep reading for a smile and her thoughts on her creative process, enlightenment and "contemporary hypbaes."

Kaysthetics
Kaysthetics

Hi Kayla! Please introduce your wonderful self! 

So nice to E-meet you! I’ll be meeting your audience really soon or probably now that this is live. Hello! I’m Kayla Homenok. I’m born and raised in a french and English borough in Montréal, Qc, Canada called Pierrefonds. (Hello to all my USA and Canadian friends, Canada gang 🇨🇦 !)

I’m a freelancer and artist in the digital realm; my creative passions are content creation, social media, writing, community management, mood boarding, and of course graphic design. I love creating for the wellness & lifestyle world. You can call me a Graphic Designer and Artist for short, that’s my biggest focus at the moment 🦋 I also am a big fan of healing through yoga, reading, cooking wholesome and hearty recipes ( love me some vegan chili!), laws of attraction, and tea.

1. Can you tell us a bit about how you got into graphic design and about your creation process?

In High School, you’re kind of lost towards the end of your years as a student. I was in the midst of not knowing my path and very-very! uncertain! My mental health was very weak…I got my thought process back towards the end of my 4 years and my creative conscience was telling me Graphic Design while we were all applying for college in 2015!

Fast forward to 2018, as a college graduate in Graphic Design, I’ve gained reasonable knowledge and skills but it was only until 2019 I started using Instagram as a safe space for my internal struggles, emotions, and affirmations. As for the Process! It all comes from my soul and if you can keep that level of authenticity your work will be one of a kind.

My steps as an artist go in this order I enlighten myself with a self-help book, yoga, a poem, Tumblr, Pinterest as a point of reference ⇥ I see a phrase that resonates with me ⇥ I generate it the passage directly or interpret the words into a quote on Adobe Illustrator ⇥ the colours represent my aura at that given moment…the gradients and colours you see on Kaysthetics3000 are purely by chance.

2. Who or what are your current biggest creative inspirations?

Do you ever see a vintage ad or self-help book cover from the 80s/90s? That is my inspo. Throughout my years at college, I’ve been a huge fan of vintage 80s/90s design, fashion, architecture, photography! And I try to implement an aesthetic through every aspect of my day/ life.

These creatives inspire me every day:

@violaineetjeremy
@jjjjound
Christión Lennon (associated with @museumofpeaceandquiet)
Subliming.Jpg
Glossier (!!!!)
@broccoli_boy
@saritawalsh
@hanna.k.l
@adamjk
@dorahujber
@elliotisacoolguy
@soultwinstudio
@circa78designs
@house_of_land
@woowoo.nz

Kaysthetics
Kaysthetics

3. How would you describe your personal fashion style?

Colour!! And I don’t know if this makes sense but hear me out…A contemporary Hypebae? I love bold statement sneakers, with a neutral outfit, or maybe a navy contemporary prairie dress with a fresh pair of new balances.

ALSO: Comfy if I’m working from home or have a day off…a good graphic tee and sweats. Or my Frank and Oak hoodie and biker shorts 🙂 If I am strolling downtown in the Summer it’s definitely a contemporary, colourful, patterned, dress. Something about a fitted denim overall dress with a white baby tee under it hits just right!

4. What's on your thrift list right now?

How did you know I thrift hehe, thrifted clothes are 95% of my wardrobe!! Here are some finds I dream of: Vintage black velcro Chanel sandals & graphic tees with good words from the 80s/90s. Vintage anything!

Kaysthetics
Kaysthetics

5. Where would you go on your ultimate dream vacation?

Somewhere with a huge field, rainforest, or ocean. Somewhere I can cultivate happiness and feel all the elements in that country. I just don’t know which one yet hehe.

6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: what's something you're really proud of right now?

My growth! My mind, my affirmation building, my safe space, and the community I’ve built on kaysthetics3000. I sometimes am taken aback by the overwhelming support my followers have shown me. I have never felt at home with my art, until now. I am so proud of my consistency and my willpower as a person who struggles with mental & chronic illness!! I can go on with this question, thank you for asking it 🙂
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Where else can we find you, Kayla?

I am always in my bed, but digitally I’m on Instagram as@kaysthetics and @kaysthetics3000 & Pinterest as Kaysthetics! These are my go-to right now…hopefully when my portfolio gets stronger with the small projects I have coming up you'll see a web link one day! (I even Twitter & Tumblr…but those will be left a mystery 🤫).

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