I am Kirsti Wall. I am a technical writer, graphic designer and photographer based in Houghton, Michigan. I am an honors graduate of Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor of Arts in Scientific and Technical Communication and a Certificate in Media.
As a technical writer, I particularly specialize in documentation consistency and usability. My graphic design work mainly consists of communications design, where I use graphic design aspects to convey a topic better than what words in a Calibri, size 12 font on a page alone would do. I have worked in multiple industries including higher education, information technology and manufacturing.
As a photographer, I photograph everything. I use photography as both a hobby and an outlet to absorb, process and understand the world around me. Some of my earliest memories include viewing my surroundings through a disposable film camera. I have taken a couple of photography classes, but I am mainly self taught. My influences range from Diane Arbus to Anne Leibovitz to contemporary photographers on social media. My work has been featured at the Kerredge Gallery in Hancock, Michigan; the Ann Arbor Arts Center; and the Marin Society of Artists in San Rafael, California.
I use this website to display my graphic design and photography work. I do not include my technical writing work due to proprietary reasons.