Hi, I’m Kyle

I'm a design generalist, person-of-all-trades type. I use research and Jobs-to-be-Done to understand complex problems; then design, and implement practical solutions. At thoughtbot, I'm working to create an environment for designers to be fulfilled in their work. I’m probably eating a taco.

Work

  • Real Simple Energy

    Rapidly validate business idea and build minimum viable product. Details →

  • Designer Skill Self-Evaluation

    A tool to help Designers identify which skills they’d like to level-up. Details →

  • KOYA

    A product to spread kindness to friends and family when they arrive at their favorite location. Details →

Clients Include

  • Merck
  • MIT/EdX
  • Fangraphs
  • CodeTriage
  • ScreenSteps
  • Peerfit
  • FetchMD
  1. 08/01/2020

    If you must do something, do something useful. That often means not doing, removing, minimizing, cleaning up.

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  2. 07/26/2020

    While an offhand remark may appear harmless, the less empathic our online interactions collectively become, the greater risk we all stand of becoming trolls.

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  3. 07/20/2020

    Recently Read: So You Want to Talk About Race

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  4. 05/05/2020

    Without a doubt, today’s average jazz producer has heard more jazz than any jazz producer working in 1960.

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Personal Values

  • Be sustainable

    Maintain energy and patience to build and strengthen relationships. Life is a marathon not a sprint, but make the best use of time that you’ve been gifted. Don't waste or create waste.

  • Spread kindness & support others

    Give as much as you can to those who have less. Help lift others to give them a chance to rise. Amplify voices that might have otherwise gone unheard.

  • Always iterate

    Nothing is ever flawless, and nothing is ever done. There is always room to grow and improve in every aspect of life. Do not rely on anyone else to set your direction or hold you accountable.

  • Contribute to something bigger

    What you decide to work on and who you work on it will define who you are and will define the community around you. Leave everything better than you found it.

  • Simple is imperfect

    Add purposefully and remove when possible. Avoid justification of the new and see the value in what you already have. Embrace inconsistencies, mistakes, and flaws.