My name is Kira Crugnale (pronounced: crew-knee-al-ee) and I am a photographer turned designer turned reformed agency-lifer—currently based in Chicago, Illinois.
Beginning my career as a commercial photographer, I have a combined 7 years experience in creative marketing with three years of ad agency life under my belt. Design wise, my background lies in retail, layout, identity and packaging design and I have worked with a number of notable clients on a wide range of projects; from fictional cat-band gig posters to the re-branding of a 25 year old craft brewery. Some of my favorite clients to-date include: Jack Daniel's, Bud Light, Goose Island, Virtue Cider, Meow Mix, and The Museum of Science and Industry right here in Chicago.
In addition to all of this, I am also the founder (and lesser-half) of Sidewinder Co.—an eco-friendly apparel and lifestyle brand with a focus on quality made goods inspired by the land.
Like what ya see? Give me a shout.