Owner & Designer
Verillas became a reality after years of interest in men’s alt fashion led me to create the things I wanted to shop for, but couldn’t find. This brand started as a place to share the creations I wanted to bring to faires, festivals, and everyday life. What’s more, I noticed along the way how much people try to communicate with fashion. What I do now, is to try to offer freedom of expression and creativity to people. I want everyone that sees my brand to feel comfortable reinventing their appearance. I’m the model in a lot of my own designs because I want to show our audience how comfortable I feel wearing my own threads every day. I love seeing that translate.
How long have you worked for Verillas? Since Jan 2013
What would you describe your job as? Director of Google Marketing
How did you end up working for Verillas? Shortly after I quit my previous job, I met up with Allister at his annual Christmas/Birthday party and was hired almost on the spot.
What is the coolest part about working for Verillas? The atmosphere and collaboration.
What is your favorite book? Novel: The Dark Tower Book 1: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
Graphic Novel: Sandman by Neil Gaiman
What is your favorite movie? Pulp Fiction
What is your favorite quote? “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tells us that dragons can be beaten.” - Neil Gaiman
What hobbies do you have outside of work? I like to play a lot of games. I participate in several monthly Tabletop RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, Dread, and several others. I typically run games, but try to play in them when I get the chance!
I enjoy playing Board Games with a plethora of my friends. Some of our favorites are Terra Mystica, 7 Wonders, Secret Hitler, Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig, but my obsession at the moment is Terraforming Mars.
You can also find me 4 days a week on Twitch stream where I play several of my favorite PC and console games; such as Dark Souls (1, 2, & 3), Bloodborne, Sekiro, Darkest Dungeon, Magic Arena, League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, Sea of Thieves, and more. In Nov. 2020, the community raised over $1000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as part of Extra Life. You can find me and the community here: Twitch.tv/swdofberserk
Designer & Crafter
Kaia is a graphic designer and crafter of specialty apparel with over ten years of experience. She got her start as a crafter while working local renaissance festivals in her home state of Michigan and from there she developed her skills while doing custom work for weddings, stage shows, festivals, and conventions. She loves science fiction and fantasy of all kinds, from books to festivals to film. In addition to working for Verillas, Kaia also posts artwork, creations, and is an advocate for disability awareness through her social media persona Spoon and Shield.