I've had the opportunity to work with and learn from some amazing people in my career. Here are some of the things they've said about working with me.
"I had the pleasure of working with Kyle during his tenure at frog. While his title might have been Interaction Designer, his skills were much wider and more nuanced that just that. A gifted field interviewer, polished illustrator, storyteller and curious creative. Sees like a designer, thinks like a strategist. An excellent future-forward combo!"
Lindsey and I worked on a team together at frog design on a project for AT&T.
"Kyle is a man who loves his craft. He is a rigorous and thoughtful designer that moves easily between concepts and strategy to prototype and he builds sturdy, organic and beautiful graphics platforms. Kyle is also an exceptional leader who inspires and coaches his colleagues. Kyle built an entire UX/UI practice from the ground up as part of our ambitious effort to design, build and market a mass market digital retail banking platform in Myanmar. He was invaluable as a designer, leader, and intellectual partner. I look forward to working with him again!"
“Among many other things, Kyle taught me the game of Go. It was never really a close match (I'm terrible at the game) but we always had such fantastic conversations that I didn't mind. Kyle was one of the few designers that I ever had the honor to know who is an active reader of graduate level academic content. Because of this, he has an intuitive and applied grasp of Behavioral and Industrial Organizational economics. He can also speak to their core ideas and cases. It's just not normal to get questions about transaction cost economics from interaction designers! Obviously that was a role that would not contain him long. So I wasn't surprised when he founded MedicSana and moved to Mexico to grow it and the people who were lucky enough to have him as their leader.
Kyle is a true autodidact and continues to push my thinking as a strategist and design researcher. He's passionate and genuine and I am jealous of the investor or team that gets to work with him next.”
Hammans and I worked together at frog in both Austin on a project for AT&T and Shanghai on the EVCARD project.
Kyle is one of the coolest guys I have met in my professional life.I have witnessed and am not hesitant to endorse several of his abilities:
* To create amazing designs and interfaces
* To visualize complex concepts and ideas into easy-to-understand materials
* To put different pieces of information into a robust business model that management can work on
* To lead and mentor the team to achieve better performance and team goals for the company
I am fully confident that he is a strong leader who can make a significant positive impact on both top and bottom lines of the company
Steven and I worked on a strategy for understanding and building business lines for small and medium businesses in Myanmar during my time at Yoma Bank.
“I worked with Kyle on an interesting project. When we cooperated, he was always full of passion and creativity. We could talk for hours about how to display information on maps, and he always gave great advice.
I was lucky to work with him. After the project, he also gave me excellent suggestions on design thinking and methodology, including suggesting many books and articles that he thinks were good for me. He is a great coach for me and I look forward to working with him again in the future.”
Wendy and I worked together while I was on the frog team working on a new service strategy and app for EVCARD in Shanghai, China.
“As a designer and deep study of design thinking, Kyle has taught me so many principles of approach and ways to look at, well, everything really.
As one of the most thorough and gritty designers I have ever met and had the pleasure to work with, we'll always welcome him on our team in any capacity he can contribute.”
Mark was my client at 121 Giving where I helped him craft a product strategy and re-designed the eCommerce experience.
Kyle is an inspiration every team needs. I had the great pleasure of working with him on multiple projects at Yoma Bank while the bank underwent its digital transformation. Kyle's expertise in design research, user experience, and design thinking helped the team make customer-focused product prioritization decisions. I witnessed the UX team he led continuously learn, grow, and deliver the high fidelity designs for each development sprint in a timely manner. I loved our nerd-out sessions with Kyle where he would share basic sketching, prototyping, storyboarding, and more with people across the organization. Kyle earns my highest recommendation and I would love to work with him again in the future.
Moh Moh Khine
Kyle is one of most talented and responsible guys I have worked with. On the Yoma team, Kyle played a key role in filling gaps between business and development team. With his leadership, his team always creatively and successfully delivered what we needed as a dev team. He always thinks about each and every perspective so the development team understands the application quickly through his UX designs, and the way he make uses different platforms like Atlassian to communicate is outstanding.
He is a very good team player that understands the situation and cooperates with other team members. He was always open to listen and consider new ideas - I've never seen him decline to hear any suggestion from the dev team. He believes in quality work and was always committed to fulfilling his team's deadlines. It was a great learning experience working with him. Really looking forward to work with him again.
I had the privilege of working with Kyle at MedicSana. I was really surprised with his level of organization and documentation for the product. Kyle is very passionate and has a great vision, always thinking ahead to keep the product growing and evolving. He is truly a product owner and design expert, his knowledge and dedication makes him a great asset to any company as he will certainly do his best to get things done perfectly.
Christian and I worked together on MedicSana, a startup looking to streamline healthcare spending in Latin America.
"Kyle, as the lead UX designer, acquired and developed in-house UX talent which is integral towards creating best of breed customer experience design on retail mobile banking app. He worked hand-in-hand with technical development team to create customer experience design that delivers both functionality and mobile app’s theme of helping customers’ everyday financial chores easy. I would not hesitate to work with him in the future endeavors."
I have had the pleasure of working with Kyle as a business partner in our startup endeavor at MedicSana, Inc. Kyle is a strategic thinker and has put hyper focus on truly understanding the market and customer needs to drive our business decisions at MedicSana forward.
With a UI/UX and industrial design background, Kyle understands that elegant technology solutions are constrained within the technical environment in which they are developed. He is a strong facilitator in conversations involving people of both technical and non-technical backgrounds, and strives to foster mutual understanding of the goals of the team. He is a Certified Scrum Master and a Certified Product Owner. He has an astute awareness of areas in his skill-set that can be honed, and if they can't be bolstered by the superfluous amount of reading material he discovers on the topic, he finds ways to position himself in environments that allow him to grow professionally.
Kyle is the first person I reach-out to when trying to understand business problems. He is a respectable business partner, and I would not hesitate at the opportunity to work with him further.
Jonathan and I worked together on MedicSana, a startup looking to streamline healthcare spending in Latin America.
Kyle is a designer who always find curiosity that thrives motivation, and that's what makes him so interesting to collaborate with.
Within the time that I've collaborated with Kyle in frog, he often collects interesting insights through out user and society, where he turns them into the foundation of potential creative solutions. Beyond the capability of conducting design research and product testing, he's ability of communicating with clients is exceptional as well. Meanwhile, with his experience of bringing retail and service design to real life, his understanding of market and business goal drives him into a well-rounded designer, mentor and entrepreneur.
Liang Yuanzhao (Harry)
“Kyle is a great UX lead whom I had a chance to work together at Yoma bank. As we are going through digital transformation, his proficiency at telling the visual story brings everyone on the same page and makes it easier to solve problems as a team. He initiated design rituals for our team to share knowledges on things we were working on and things we learnt, which helps the team grows together. Personally, his mentorship helped me grew immensely, as a designer in creating a holistic experience for the users. It was a joy to work with him and hope for an opportunity to work with him again in the future.”
I was Mike's manager at Yoma Bank in Yangon, Myanmar where we built a UI/UX team together.
"Kyle is an energetic, creative, and entrepreneurial person. He is able to view the entire picture ahead of the marketplace with the skills and mindset to achieving success. I enjoyed working with him as he's dedicated to getting it 'right' whenever he's got an idea in his mind. I would gladly work with him again."
Luis and I worked together on MedicSana, a startup looking to streamline healthcare spending in Latin America.
I had the pleasure of working with Kyle for a year on various projects ranging from concepting to detail wireframing. I was impressed by his ability to quickly adapt to new subjects and move swiftly from chaos to design solutions.
And one of the things that’s so remarkable about Kyle, he is such a good mentor. I was so lucky to have him as my mentor when I first joined frog. He is not only willing to share his skills and knowledges, but also offering guidance and constructive feedback to me. His enthusiasm and standard of work have set a great role model for my career.
Oh, and Kyle is also an active reader. He shares inspiring book notes and insights with his friends all the time.
As a team member or a leader, Kyle earns my highest recommendation. I truly enjoyed working with him. Beyond his professionalism, he is someone who is easy to work with and fit in very well with the rest of the creative community.
"This guy is really coming into his own. He’s smart, tenacious, fearless, and thorough. He not only gives you what you ask for, but comes up with something even better or shows you how you should have been thinking all along. And he’s usually right. I’ve seen him grow as a designer, start a company, and rebound after it failed. Even after all of that, he still sends the most amazingly detailed notes to everyone after phone calls. Who doesn’t want someone like that around?"
Kyle is a powerful energy to have in any team.
I worked with him on many projects at frog and considered him a key visionary to bring in to help shape projects and frame problems and would be very excited to work with him again in the future.
Be it working on financial services products or knowledge sharing tools Kyle is eager to dig into the space and is normally one step ahead of his team mates. He is also a skilled executor, able to carry those high level strategic conversations through, fulfilling on the powerful concepts in the details of a design. This ability to carry that visionary thread through is very difficult for most creatives who either get lost in the clouds of the vision or the maze of the details.
During ambiguous and tiring Design Research projects, Kyle proved to be a very empathetic designer who never lost sight of the customers voice through the process. He excelled in the field with challenging individual research participants and then managed to weave insightful paths through the data back in the studio.
Also, Kyle’s enthusiasm is hard to miss, you can see when something excites him as it is infectious, but an often overlooked part of his contribution is his willingness to improve junior team members working alongside him. He spent many hours, often on his own time, with new employees to mentor them to be stronger Interaction Designers or sit with other disciplines to learn how to speak their language.
"I worked with Kyle on a somewhat complex and ambiguous project while at frog design. Playing an IXD role, Kyle contributed significantly to the design research phase, going out in the field, observing, collecting data, and then delivering insights that would inform the design process. Smart and skilled as a designer, Kyle is very easy to work with. In a team environment, he brings positive curiosity, and delivers with a results driven attitude."
Marcus and I worked together at frog on a project for Citrix.
Getting a chance to work with Kyle was the bright spot in my tenure at M3 Design in Austin. From the beginning, Kyle was always unfailingly positive and entertaining to talk to (economics, politics, Go -- you name it), and even back then his intelligence and talent were obvious. Kyle has that left brain / right brain balance that marks the best designers; not only does he have great design chops and is a profoundly empathetic researcher, but he is also a strong critical thinker and strategist. Over the years, Kyle has continually impressed me with his personal quest to learn, and watching him grow to lead the team at MedicSana was awe inspiring. One thing that really stands out for me about Kyle is his commitment to solicit feedback and almost immediately embrace any constructive criticism. This, I think, has contributed greatly to his growth, and is a strong predictor of future success. He is a great talent and IMHO would be a HUGE asset to any team lucky enough to have him.
Jeanine and I worked together at M3 design as well as on freelance projects over the years.