Hello! I'm Kyla (she/they). I'm an illustrator, writer, & comic artist.

My interests lie in identity formation, healing justice, & diaspora studies,

& I hold a dual BA in Asian Studies & Asian American Studies.

When I'm not drawing or writing, you can find me learning the zhonghu, making handmade noodles, or listening to Mitski, Jay Som, & Japanese Breakfast.

My work has been featured by HAWAI'I MagazineThreads That Connect UsDear Movies ZineBitter Melon Poetry, Short Run Seattle, Character Media, The Student Life Newspaper, & The Scripps College Journal.

For work, collaborations, or just to say hi, please email hello@aikosmith.com.

Connect with me on Twitter & Instagram

Support me on Ko-Fi


Society of Professional Journalists Intern

at Hawai'i Magazine

May 2020 - Present

Graphic Designer

at Critical Language Scholarship

Alumni Society

Nov 2019 - Present

Production Intern & Assistant

at Fung Bros Comedy

Oct 2019 - Dec 2019

Web Design & Social Media Manager

for Scripps College & Chinese American Museum LA Chinatown Massacre of 1871

Sep 2019 - Dec 2019

Editorial Intern

at Character Media

Mar 2019 - Jun 2019

Editorial Assistant

at Scripps College Office of Marketing

& Communications

Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

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