Hello! My name is Karla.
I am a photographer + stylist + designer + brand builder.
After creating two brand concepts on my own (Tiklari and Rawmona),
I expanded into working with clients big and small in the US, Mexico and overseas,
helping them craft and tell their story through photography, styling and design.
My work is characterized by natural light, bold + vivid colors,
embracing raw moments and simplicity.
I am passionate about creating concepts and making them come to life.
I thrive on understanding + capturing the true essence of a project and communicating it visually.
There is nothing more gratifying than helping someone's vision + dream become a reality.
I was born + raised in Mexico City into a family where creativity played an important role.
Music, art and expression were not only valued but highly encouraged.
I started shooting at the age of 6 with a plastic, red camera and began developing and sold my first print at the age of 15.
When I wasn't shooting, I was baking, painting, crafting, writing or playing the piano.
That remains true up to this day (except the piano; that will hopefully soon become a guitar).
I earned my BS in Communications/Advertising from Boston University,
a degree in Interior Design from FIDM in Los Angeles and have taken a wide
range of courses in photography, food styling and culinary arts in Mexico, Portland, NYC and Italy.
However, I believe practice has been my greatest teacher.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel and live in different places.
At the age of 19, I moved to Florence, Italy, followed by Boston, L.A., Miami and NYC.
I am currently spending some time in Oregon, figuring out what kind of place I want to call home.
I alternate my time between the US and Mexico and travel as much as I can.
I believe this exposure to different cultures has helped me develop
a sharp eye and global understanding of people, art and design.
My biggest source of inspiration comes from visiting new places, meeting new people,
being in nature and exploring colorful markets.