Hey, I'm Kyle

Web & Digital Designer

I'm a visual and UI/UX designer who wants to help you make a good impression on your users. I believe that building a good user experience means understanding your user's needs, anticipating their intent and providing them with a clear path through your product.

Amazon Community Forums

WEB DESIGN | 2017

In 2016, Curse was acquired by Twitch.tv, an Amazon company. We joined a growing family of other Amazon subsidiaries who all help each other and offer opportunity to grow mutual shared value for Amazon. Since our core competency is building communities, Amazon tapped us to build its new Devices forum.

I was assigned as the lead designer on this project and was tasked with using the Amazon branding guidelines to turn our base forums into something that looked and felt like an Amazon site.

Fortnite Parallax Unit

DIGITAL ADVERTISING | 2017

I've had the awesome opportunity to get to work with some really big brands while at Curse. Studying and trying to match a brand's style is something I love to do.

In 2017 I designed and developed a parallax scrolling unit that our client loved. I designed the unit in Photoshop and developed the final unit in Celtra.

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Braintree Payment Flow

WEB DESIGN | 2016

In 2016, Curse implemented a new payment platform for all of our subscription sites. In the prototype to the left you can see each step of the payment process including a congratulations screen that was to be customized per site (this mockup uses Muthead.com as the demo site).

I was responsible with learning the steps and requirements for each step of the process. After that I drew some quick prototypes and consulted with stakeholders to ensure I was on the right path. I then created the high fidelity interactive prototype shown here.

Curse App

APP DESIGN | 2014 - 2016

I was the primary designer for the Curse app beginning in 2014. I provided wireframes and worked closely with project leads to mock up new features and translate ideas into user interface elements.

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Futhead Landing Page Design

WEB DESIGN | 2017

Futhead is the world's largest site for FIFA Ultimate Team. I was tasked with redesigning the home page news and site navigation to prepare for the launch of the new FIFA game.

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Animated SVG Icons

WEB ANIMATION | 2017

Using a plugin called BodyMovin, designers can now export animated shape layers directly from After Effects as a very small svg animation file. These icons were designed by Jackie Allebach and animated by myself. By using this method we saved approximately 3mgb of page load from .gifs.

Other Projects

Graphic Designer

2018 - Present

  • I'm in charge of creating all marketing collateral for the games we publish. This includes logos, key art, websites, and premium items such as tshirts.

  • I work closely with game Developers and and Producers to make sure our marketing collateral looks and feels top notch.

Lead Designer

2013 - 2018

  • I was in charge of all design, ad creative production, UI and UX at Curse

  • I was promoted to Lead Designer in 2015, I managed the creative output of two other designers and ensure quality control across our team

  • I created high-fidelity mockups, wireframes, interactive InVision prototypes and creative animated ad units

  • I worked closely with developers to make sure the design intent is retained through to the final product.

  • I collaborated intensely with stakeholders to establish wants and needs for every project and ensure deadlines are met

  • I delivered final assets and spec sheets to front-end developers using Zeplin and InVision

  • I was awarded Designer of the Year award in 2013 and the Productivity award in 2015

Co-host Adobe Livestream

12 Episodes // 2017

In early 2017 my friend Travis Howell from Creative Grenade asked me to co-host a weekly 3 hour show on Adobe's official Twitch channel with him. We were asked by Adobe to cater our content to show off Adobe Experience Designer and explore User Interface design related topics. Each week we would tackle a design challenge such as "Design a shopping cart page" and break down our thought process and procedures. Along the way we also demoed the Adobe XD program to hundreds of viewers who tuned in.

UAH Marketing Design Intern

2011 - 2013

I worked for 4 semesters in the Professional and Continuing Studies Division of the University of Alabama in Huntsville. I applied and was accepted to this position two school years in a row and received 6 credit hours toward my degree.

  • Responsible for creating marketing assets and print ready files

  • Created digital signage assets

  • Created assets for the University website and worked closely with the web dev team to implement new designs.

  • I created the cover artwork and content layout for two quarterly catalogs with over 300 pages each

Photoshop

EXPERT

Sketch

EXPERT

Illustrator

EXPERT

InVision

EXPERT

Zeplin

EXPERT

After Effects

GREAT

HTML5

GREAT

Webflow

GREAT

Celtra

GREAT

CSS3 & SASS

GOOD

Mailchimp

GOOD

InDesign

GOOD

Principal

GOOD

Baslamiq

GOOD

In addition I am constantly learning new software and experimenting with new methods for enhancing my process.

THANK YOU!

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