Graphic Designer

Vander Wal

Hey, I’m Kaitlin! I moved to Kamloops back in 2007 and have been immersing myself in the creative community here since. I graduated from TRU in 2012 after completing the Digital Art and Design program and I have been working in illustration, photography and graphic design professionally since 2012. I’m passionate about anything and everything creative, especially photography and illustration.

If I’m not at home with my husband enjoying a movie or video games, I’m outside exploring our beautiful city with my rescue dog Sasha; She’s an adventurous chow mix. I love connecting with other artists and creators in any venue, which is what lead me to work with another local photographer to create the Kamloops Creative Community group on Facebook.

My Experience

I graduated from Thompson River University with a Diploma in Digital Art & Design, and I have been working in this field ever since.

In addition to my freelance work, I have also worked for the local newspaper, Kamloops This Week. During my time there, I gained valuable experience in print design and layout, as well as photo editing and manipulation.

My main focus as a designer is on creating visually stunning designs that effectively communicate your message. I have experience in a variety of design areas, including logo design, photography, and business card design. I take pride in my ability to work collaboratively with my clients, ensuring that their vision is fully realized in the final product.

My goal is to provide my clients with designs that not only meet their expectations but exceed them. If you’re interested in learning more about my work or would like to discuss your project, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!

Thompson Rivers University

Digital Art
& Design

DCS/DEC 2012

2010 – 2012

Kamloops Film Society

Marketing & Design Coordinator

Designing posters, creating soical media posts and maintaining the website

2023 – 2024

Kamloops This Week

Ad Designer

Creating dynamic ads in the newspaper and KTW website for locally owned businesses.

2014 – 2018
& 2022 – 2023

Surplus Herbys

Social Media Marketer

Created a biweekly ‘Deals of the Week” advertising sales for all 4 stores.


Canada Logo


Working with print and embroidery art

2018 – 2019



Creating logos, businesses cards and ads for social media

2012 – Present

Be Your Own
Kind of Beautiful


My Skills

As a highly skilled professional, I excel in providing exceptional customer service and working in an office environment. With a passion for creativity and a keen eye for detail, I am skilled in using Adobe Creative Suite to produce outstanding graphic designs, and illustrations, that meet and exceed customer expectations. My positive attitude and exceptional communication skills enable me to provide outstanding customer service and ensure that all customer needs are met in a timely and efficient manner. I am an expert at managing multiple tasks and am skilled at identifying areas for improvement in office processes. With my experience in Adobe Creative Suite and my ability to work well under pressure, I am confident that I can bring value to any team and help to achieve their goals.

  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Social Media
  • After Effects
  • Premiere Pro

Come Check out my Redbubble or TeePublic!