photograph by  bryanna villareal 

photograph by bryanna villareal 

hi! I'm kylah benes-trapp a visual artist from Santa Cruz California, currently based in New york. 

I work as a content manager + graphic designer for Slug agency and digital media manager for Gum Studios. i 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

~ for inquires, collaborations or commissions email:


clients & partnerships




gum studios

toyota showcase


sweet chick

creative loafing



A Life in the Day of Andrea



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