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. 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.”

  2. April 04, 2021

    Figma Organization and Workflow

  3. 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.”

  4. March 15, 2021

    “The point of skiing isn’t to get to the bottom. The point is how it feels on your way there.”

  5. March 07, 2021

    “As a parent living through the pandemic, everything is a balance right now: spinning plates stacked high with a towering collection of impossible things.”

  6. February 28, 2021

    “While more knowledge can change belief, it usually doesn’t. Belief is a cultural phenomenon, created in conjunction with the people around us.”

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.