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 Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau, Noah Project, Cancer Services Network. She is the treasurer of the Abilene Public Relations Organization. Kayla is married to her biggest supporter, David. Together, they have enjoyed living and working in downtown Abilene for the last eight years.
Being born and raised in Abilene, Eric has been residing in Clyde for the past 7 years. Eric received his B.A. in Music Business from Hardin-Simmons University in 1994. In 1993, while working in local radio, Eric partnered to create ABC-DJ's & e.g. Productions, Abilene's first professional Disc Jockey Entertainment service. As sole proprietor, he launched eMotion Entertainment in 2003. He has set the standard for professional entertainment and event direction for 20 years. In addition, he has served as Director of Music and Congregational Ministries for Clyde First United Methodist Church for the past decade.
As a live musician and songwriter you'll find Eric performing locally and around the state and every now and then catching an original tune on KBCY. For 10 years his acoustic duo, AKA, performed for thousands and received Best Acoustic Duo vote from Abilene-Reporter News. For the past 3 years he has been performing a solo act. He sits on the Board of Directors for Clyde Center for the Performing Arts and is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Alpha Psi Omega. In past years he has served on the Abilene Chamber Red Coat Committee and the Region 5 Council of the American Cancer Society.
Eric has two children, Alex and Carter, who are also musicians and performers! Eric is honored to join IN-Focus to serve as Project Manager and oversee our great creative team of designers and videographers.
Jill was born in Abilene, Texas, but she spent many years in Louisiana before returning to her hometown in 2005. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hardin-Simmons University in 2008 with a BA in Graphic Design. She has had the privilege of working on award-winning teams and on projects both local and worldwide. Jill joined the IN-Focus team as a graphic designer and animator and works as a videographer as well. She loves learning something new, and she enjoys using her talents to benefit others.
Aside from her love of art, Jill is equally passionate about music. She is a member of her church choir and is currently the president of the board for the Celebration Singers community choir. Basically, she sings all the time. She has a dachshund, Amber, and a cat, Roulette, who actually get along very well. Jill also enjoys writing and illustrating fantasy stories.
James was mostly raised and graduated in San Angelo, Texas with a vast experience in many fields and hobbies and a quest to experience more. With a strong background in electronics, James has performed many roles including audio, live production, and broadcast engineering. James attended Angelo State University where he further enhanced his computer skills studying Computer Science and Management Information Systems. In 2004, James made the big move from San Angelo to Abilene to continue his journey in life.
James has served in many capacities related to technology such as a PC technician, Network Administrator, Chief Engineer, and Director of Broadcast Operations. In all these roles, James has contributed his audio and video skills with excellence. James is excited to be able to focus his skills and creativity towards his duties as Lead Videographer and to support IN-FOCUS Digital in their technical needs.
James also hobbies in many forms in his free time. He enjoys Woodworking, being a Locksmith, playing percussion, singing, and spending time with his ever growing family. James also has contributed and continues to contribute to area churches and organizations in their audio-visual and acoustic needs.
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.
David is married to IN-Focus Digital in the most literal sense: he is Kayla’s husband. He serves in a number of roles, including videographer, editor, producer, and writer. He primarily works with weddings, non-profits, and church-missions video projects. 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 also volunteers regularly with Grapevine Farms and Zambia Mission Fund, and is a member of the Abilene Southwest Rotary Club.