I’m Kiana Tenerelli, and I find starting to explain myself and who I am one of the hardest things to do in life, so I’ll start with the basics.
I am a mixed-race human being who has lived in Los Angeles, CA my whole life. I’m an ally and a member of the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC community. I’m a Scorpio-Libra cusp. I play a few video games (mostly JRPGs). I try to play the guitar (I’m not really good, I actually don’t know what I’m doing). I enjoy the company of mosh pits at DIY shows and supporting my friends and fellow artists.
I graduated from Otis College Of Art And Design with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts, Communication Arts, Graphic Design. Since graduating, I’ve assisted in work for a variety of clients from independent artists, to food and beverage, to the beauty world.
As I grow and find my voice in the design world, I find my punk roots come through in my design theory; I’ve always been told in school to create timeless, minimal designs...I’ve found this ideology to be boring and not my style, I’m a maximalist! I love everything, all at once, on the plate, give it to me. I love finding a balance between turning a mess into an organized chaos. I love being disruptive in a space and making whatever I touch use its voice and make an impact.
I never truly resonated with anything except the art world. Art is where I find myself and have the chance to help others find themselves too This is where you come in! I am excited to help you disrupt the world, and uplift your voice. I’m ready to use my skill set to listen, support, and design your ideas, make your dreams come to life, and be loud!
I hope this gives you a snippet of who I am and how I think about design. Thank you for checking out my work!