Kayla Christianson founded IN-Focus Digital in 2001 as a video production company. She added graphic design and website construction services in 2006 following her employment as a university-level graphic design instructor. In January 2008, IN-Focus Digital launched its strategic marketing services after advancements in technology prompted clientele to travel into new market territories. Presently, IN-Focus Digital offers an array of services in the areas of strategic marketing, graphic design, video, and website construction and maintenance. The provision and coordination of these services as one stop shopping ensure the IN-Focus Digital client an image that will remain consistent across multiple-media outlets.
IN-Focus Digital takes continuing education seriously. By keeping up to date with trends and new technology, we are able to continually improve the already high-quality products we provide for our clients. Every Friday afternoon you can find the staff of IN-Focus Digital buried in stacks of technical magazines or invested in online training for a time of KIP (Knowledge is Power). Our open-concept studio means each project is influenced and critiqued by our internal think tank comprised of producers, graphic designers, writers, and editors. We believe the IN-Focus Digital culture provides clients with an original, quality product every time.
Kayla, a Virginia native, came to Texas in order to study at Abilene Christian University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication as well as a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Communication. Kayla has seven years experience teaching at the university level covering such areas as multi-media, communication, and graphic design. In 2001, she founded IN-Focus Digital as a video production company. Utilizing her experience and forward thinking abilities, she quickly expanded the company's services to incorporate strategic marketing, graphic design, and website construction. She saw her clients' need for promotional consistency across multiple-media outlets, and met the challenge. Kayla is the backbone of IN-Focus Digital, constantly looking ahead of the current trends to help her clients stay competitive in an ever-changing new media climate, and continually giving back to the community from which those clients have come.
Kayla has served the community through various roles with local non-profits, her church and through her work on various boards. She is the Past-President of the Abilene Rotary Club and is a board member for the Noah Project and Cancer Services Network. Kayla is married to her biggest supporter, David. Together, they have enjoyed living and working in downtown Abilene for the last eleven years.
David is married to Kayla, and thus is married to IN-Focus. David received his Bachelor's degree from Oklahoma Christian University in Communication followed by both a Master of Arts in Communication and a Master of Education from Abilene Christian University.
David worked for 16 years in Education for public schools as a teacher and for Region 14 ESC and ACU in faculty development. Along the way, he also worked nights and weekends with IN-Focus. Thus, as he improved his skills and knowledge base of active learning, online education, training and development, and face-to-face teaching, he also honed his videography and edting skills.
In 2017, he left Academia to work full time with IN-Focus as COO, which he prefers to say stands for Chief Optimism Officer.
Hasina was born and raised in the capital city of Madagascar, Antananarivo. It is located in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa. She speaks Malagasy, English, and French. She received an Associate degree in Advertising Management at Varsity College in South Africa. After interning at an advertising company in South Africa, she knew she wanted to become a graphic designer.
She had the opportunity to study at Abilene Christian University on the Malagasy Presidential Scholarship. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Graphic Design and Management, May 2010. She joined the IN-Focus team as a graphic design "IN-Tern" in June 2011.
She loves and appreciates all aspects of art surrounding her and uses them as inspiration for creative works. She has experience with a variety of styles to meet client’s need. She loves taking challenges. She mentions: “The most important thing is to make the most out of your day and take everything as a learning experience.“
Outside of professional interests, she enjoys cooking and baking, helping others, traveling, learning different cultures and spending time with her family.
Joshua Cook was born in Linz, Austria and raised right here in Abilene, Texas. Graduating from Abilene Christian University in 2015 with a bachelor of science degree in Multimedia/Digital Media and a minor in musical theatre. Joshua’s main focus is film and video editing. No idea is too big , He is fully dedicated to helping your vision for any project become a reality.
Joshua has had his hand in performing in venues around the Abilene area including Dance Discovery Chameleon Company and The Abilene Opera Association. He enjoys dancing, music, movies and the occasional graphic novel.
Amelia is an Abilene native. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design, and three-dimensional Studio Art from Abilene Christian University. Amelia has always focused on unique print design utilizing her fine art training and processes, as well as integrating cutting edge technology and out of the box thinking. With more than 2 years experience teaching in higher education, Amelia has a deep understanding of the industry standard software and design principles. In the Fall of 2016 Amelia began work on a Masters of Fine Art degree in Illustration through Savannah College of Art and Design. She is involved with many local non-profits and strives to promote the arts in all she does.
When Amelia isn’t working away behind a canvas or a computer you will most likely find her exploring a locally owned business with her husband, Nathan, or surrounded by her dogs and cat while reading in her hammock.
Benjamin Earl Brown is originally from Snyder, TX. He received his BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin and worked in live television for over ten years. He spent his last four years in Austin as a Technical Director at the local NBC affiliate. Most recently, he worked at KTXS as a News Producer for KTXS This Morning.
Ben is happy to be back in west Texas with his beautiful wife and son. During his free time you can find him riding his BMX bike.