photograph by  bryanna villareal 

photograph by bryanna villareal 

Kylah Benes-Trapp is a visual artist and writer from Santa Cruz California currently based in New York City. She works primarily in the mediums of digital illustration, photography and graphic design and has recently begun writing for film. With her work she explores the ideas within self expression, femininity, identity and nostalgia. Kylah’s mission is to create through her work, a world of infinite possibility that will inspire self expression and discovery.

Kylah works as a content manager + graphic designer for Slug agency and digital media manager for Gum Studios. She started out at online news platform Elite daily as a format coordinator, then photo editor and graphic designer from 2013 to 2017.  

freelance Services: photography, graphic design, web design, illustration, art direction, content curation

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clients & partnerships




gum studios

toyota showcase


sweet chick

creative loafing






2017  creative loafing 

2017  fast company

2017  nylon 

2017  creative loafing



2018 HBO Mixtapes and Roller skates / digital media campaign 

2018 denitia / web design + photography 

2018 Igbo the band / web design + photography 

2018 instagram x slug agency x pvtl: Put You on / digital media management

2018 production assistant / Etsy x black tech weekend 

2018 The magic hour series / producer 

2018 kajahl / web design

2017 interview: Jenna Igneri, Fashion & Beauty Editor at nylon

2013 - 2017  elite daily / photo editor + graphic designer

2017  mndfl 2nd annual brochure illustration

2017  lincoln center atrium 360 / visual curator

2016  lipton's chef fest rpm grp / talent coordinator

2016 bosco / tour merch  design + illustration 



2017  toyota sweet chick brunch 'slug salon' exhibition

2016  elite daily nyfw street style stars

2015  viper magazine spring summer issue

2013 freshiam 'acid' & 'holy fukk' collection write up



2017  upright citizens brigade 

2016  denitia and sene

2016  juicy couture x elite daily

2016  apple news x elite daily