Hi! I’m Kyle, a product designer and strategist trying to make some good on the internet.

I use research and Jobs-to-be-Done to understand complex problems; then design, and implement practical solutions.

Past Projects

  • Real Simple Energy

    Rapidly validate business idea and build minimum viable product.

  • thoughtbot Website

    Design a system for content and integrate a CMS for thoughtbot's website.

  • Keep Ruby Weird

    Branding and front-end work for a local Ruby conference.

  • Ottoneu

    Re-brand and product iteration to spur growth and retention.

Recent Posts

  1. May 15, 2021

    How This Works

  2. May 02, 2021

    “I’m learning that I am not lightning that strikes once. I am the hurricane that comes every single year, and you can expect to see me again soon.”

  3. April 24, 2021

    ”But in multiple cases now for me, that just eventually became exhausting.”

  4. April 11, 2021

    “Beginning with the notion of respect or respectfulness, the debate becomes about how you stand as a designer as opposed to what you’re trying to do as a designer.”

  5. April 04, 2021

    Figma Organization and Workflow

  6. March 20, 2021

    “Could I be using a better writing app? Maybe. Would the end result be better? Maybe. Is it worth it? I say no.”

About Me

I’ve been designing web or mobile products in some form or another for over fifteen years. For about seven of those years, I’ve been managing and leading the teams I'm on. At home, I’m partner to an accomplished photographer and father to three kids and two dogs (we have a wild house).

  • I’m motivated and fulfilled working projects that align with my values.

  • I spend a lot of time reading both fiction and non-fiction.

  • Our family calls Austin home, but I grew up just north of New York City and have made my way through Boston and Philadelphia.

  • Running is an escape for me and a way to de-stress; during quarantine, I’ve picked up trail running. There is something about getting away from everything and running uphill on rocks that just does it.

  • I’m a big baseball fan, especially the Yankees. I love listening to baseball games on the radio outside on a summer night. Before COVID, I loved going to visit each of the baseball stadiums.

  • I’m probably eating a taco.