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IN KYLE'S EXTENDED HISTORY

Journey a bit
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IN KYLE'S EXTENDED HISTORY
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Visual Design Expert
KYLE'S FOCUSED ON

CX / UX / UI / Visual Design

DALLAS, TX / REMOTE
Kyle Vena Dallas based designer
PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Gluwa

Senior UI Designer
US, Canada, South Korea ~ Oct 2021 – March 2022 

 

Kyle worked closely within Gluwa & Creditcoin teams as a Lead UX/UI Designer for their current & new products that combine decentralized financial infrastructure with global investment opportunities, to offer a revolutionary new financial platform. A platform that gives its users the keys to their own destiny.

Accomplishments

  • UI Redesigned Gluwa app & flows 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 versions
  • Ux/UI Cleaned out operations of Swap, Wrap, Peg
  • Iconography & Consistency of components
  • UX/UI Lottery Savings Account
  • Invest Funnels
  • Onboarding Funnels
Projects

Gluwa Wallet Redesign, Creditcoin UI Design

NEM Group

UX/UI Hybrid Lead Designer
Remote, UK ~ 3m Contract 2021 

 

Kyle was entrenched within UX/UI design in a series of projects to help explore and be a part of this opportunity of Nem’s establishing new management & companies direction. Wearing many hats in some of their projects such as: Project Research & Data, Documentation, Planning, Product workflow with teams, UX NFT Game, Visual Exploratory Brand, UI & Visual Direction, and a bit of coaching other designers to fuel the direction of a new vision.

Accomplishments:

  • Assisted with UX Planning, Research, & Design Sprints
  • UX Flows & Experimental Brand
  • Directed/Lead Symbol’s redesign website branding theme
  • Establishing typography, iconography, & color pallets for a new branding direction.
  • Directed team of designers with their exploratory artifacts
  • Established UX & Groundwork in NFT Game & new site structures
  • UX Research & Mapping of New Wallet
  • Assisted Design to community & members: consultation, supportive GRFX, UX/UI, & Blog design
Projects

Symbol Wallet, NFT & AI Project, Symbols Redesign / Direction

BBVA Open Platform

UX/UI Hybrid Lead Designer
Dallas, TX ~ 2017 – 2020

 

During his time at BBVA, Kyle has worked directly with CEOs, Stakeholders/Owners, Product Owners, and Project Management of Engineering on establishing a new partnership/branch of a new digital business (NDB) selling the improved BBVA’s APIs for the US marketplace. Marketing to innovative Fintech companies while gearing these marketing platforms for chief operators and developers to be able to dive into these products and play within these APIs within the following environments; sandbox, pre-production, production, and going live.

Accomplishments:

  • Kyle led design from bare-bones planning, scrums, establishing UX/UI brand libraries
  • UX/UI Components & design systems with guidelines styles
  • Assisted with PX/ CX design & Information Architecture
  • UX/UI Design of the public to private websites for Open Platform (Start 2 Finish)
  • UX/UI KYC & KYB Admin Onboarding (Start 2 Finish)
  • Bridged gaps between business needs and communication between teams to prototypes
  • Worked alongside development and QA
  • Conducted interviews & testing design
  • Designed Posters, Shirts, Flyers, Coasters, Stickers
Projects

UX/UI Design: Open Platform public & private websites Online Business application: KYB/KYC Admin Tools for New digital business

Rockfish Digital

Senior Art Director
Frisco, Tx ~ 2015-2017

 

As a lead art director for Rockfish in branding, digital design, and marketing; Kyle was able to be a creative asset as a trusted part of people’s lives by creating products, services, and brands people love. Leading with creative direction, and creative thinking, and drove constancy in branding, UI, and advertising across platforms and deliverables for the clients we served.

Accomplishments

  • UI & Visual Redesign Metro PCS
  • Metro PCS UI / Assisted Creative Director on Seasonal Advertisements Live sites
  • Metro PCS Worked with UX Teams in simplified shopping experiences
  • Diet Coke PX / CX Experimental projects
  • Amazon Visual Design for Brand & Seasonal Advertising
Projects

Metro PCS, General Mills, Kimberly Clark, Unilever, Mars, Coke, and Diet Coke.

Barclays Technology

UX/UI Hybrid Lead Designer
Allen, Tx ~ 2014 – 2015

 

As a lead UX/UI designer working directly with stakeholders and upper management. Kyle was able to be throughout the creative process of planning, research & UX/UI for devices such as; iPhone, Android, iPad, tablets, and wearables (Apple watch & Android gear, Moto) for various projects across their banking services and products.

Accomplishments

  • UX/UI Designs for all Wearables
  • Digital Data/Infograph’s Dashboards and Components
  • UK, Africa, & Egypt UI Dashboards
  • Barclays App UI Updates
  • Barclays Wearable Event Bands
  • Tech All Stars UX/UI App & Web Design
  • Created Presentations and Demos
Projects

Barclays Swift Wearables, BPay Wearables, Barclays Cards, Premier Soccer Website, (x4)Financial Dashboards & Data Design UK/Egypt/Africa/USA, BMB iPad App, BMB iPhone, Tech Workbench/Tech All Stars

Lucid Industries

Owner / Creative Director
Tampa & St Petersburg, FL ~ 2002-2006 Freelance | 2010 – 2014 w/Employees

 

Kyle had the pleasure of having a small start-up that started as a contract/freelance and quickly grew to about 10-18 people over these years. Kyle drove this vehicle off the momentum in high-quality work in all areas of traditional marketing, online marketing, e-commerce, SEO, and co-branding within the sports field of products and services on various levels. Offered a full array of design services and marketing materials for third-party products, vendors, agencies, studios, marketing companies, and local mid and small businesses within the area and out of state while positioning myself in the center of the design.

Clients

SkyHawke Technologies, SkyGolf, SkyCaddie, SkyPro, SkyCourse, Club SG, Oob Golf, SG Mobile, SwingLabs, Performance Brand, and Golfers Insider. Others included; Hepler Golf, Tathata Golf, New Marketing Lighthouse, and Rocal Studios. Studio 419; Tampabay Buccaneers, Tampabay Lightning, and various other teams and individual players.

Your Membership

Art Director
St Petersburg, FL ~ 2008-2010

 

Kyle was brought in to help with their overall brand and marketing while driving revenue through best practices, SEO foundation / SEO practices, and establishing a marketing department and became the art director within less than a year in a half.

Kyle co-branded YM across all mediums and outlets while revamping their products and SAAS templates that were offered to their clients alongside digital services of their client base in web design & online branding of communities, universities, colleges, non-profits in a short period of time.

As a team, we all reshaped their industry to such a degree, fortune 500 companies/competitors were forced to do the same.

Projects

YM Websites, Backend Portals, SAAS Templates, Landing Pages, Conventions, Digital Marketing, and Traditional Marketing Collaterals

Triad Digital Media

Lead Senior Designer
Tampa, FL ~ 2007-2008

 

Kyle was a part of teams that specialized in helping in the design of large e-commerce websites and executing online media programs that were in alignment with their brand/ campaigns.

Kyle created and influenced many of the larger campaigns in the retail and merchandise markets with better usability and online presence while designing seasonal retail co-branding ads online for a wide variety of projects.

Projects

Wal-Mart & Sam’s Club, as well as revamping websites, services pages, and branding consistency for such clients as; Revlon, Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, H&R Block, Intel, Bose, Coke Cola in various market places and third party influences in driving revenue for their brands.

Hydrogen Media

Senior Designer
Tampa, FL ~ 1999-2002

 

Kyle was given an opportunity to work here when he only had a strong fine art background with digital degrees/school experience. He started as a grunt designer and within a year learned how to program multiple languages while improving design and production.

Kyle worked, ate, slept design during the 3.5 years here while being promoted from the position of Graphics Designer to Senior over the course of this time with numerous corporate-wide awards for “Excellence in Illustration”, “Designer of the month (Twice)”, “An employee of the month (Twice)”, Bonus awards for earlier contract completion, Design innovation and client satisfaction.

Focused areas: Web Design & Development, Interactive DVD’s, Marketing, Illustration, and Branding.

Projects

Daytona 500 and NASCAR Sites, Dupont Registry, Hydrogen Media, Intel, Dell, and many others

AWARDS & MENTIONS
  • 2019 | BBVA Excellence Award (BBVA APIs NDB – Open Platform / KYC Tools)
  • 2017 | BBVA Excellence Award (BBVA APIs and Fintech
  • 2016 | Barclays iWatch App Wonderful user experience on iWatch, Apple/ iTunes
  • 2015 | Publication Best Apple iWatch apps available at launch, Huffington Post
  • 2014 | Tathata Golf Awarded for great design and experience for a golf instructional website
  • 2010 | Your Membership Webby Award for best website in our industry
  • 2009 | Your Membership Webby Award for best website in our industry, community software & online education
  • 2004 | HD Interactive / EA Sports Lead as Second Art Director, Xbox/Playstation (x2) Football Games with EA Sports Interfaces/GRFX
  • 2003 | Tampa Bay Bucs / Studio 419 Honorable mentions of website & sports apparel – Multiple Publications
TOOLS of TRADE

PX / CX / UX

  • Miro +
  • Mind Mapping
  • Interviews
  • Survey & Customer Data
  • Eye Track & Heat Mapping
  • UX Laws & Principles
  • Figma Jam
  • Usability Hub / Tools
  • UserTesting.com
  • Google Optimize

UI / Visual

  • Figma +
  • Adobe Suite +
  • Lottie
  • Accessibility Tools
  • Zepplin
  • Optimizers
  • HDR & 4k
  • Luminar 4
  • Video Editing
  • Cinema 4D & ZBrush (play)

Doc & Dev

  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • Micro 360 Suite
  • Google Dev Tools + SEO
  • Atom / Sublime
  • HTML & HTML5
  • CSS, CSS3
  • JS / JSON
  • PHP / WP / WPMU DEV
  • Bootstrap + Grids
EDUCATION
Multiple Certifications
Classes on LinkedIn Learning certificates: UX, UI, Product, Software courses & studies
Certified Scrum Maste
Mountain Goat Richardson, TX
Bachelors in Design & Media Communication
International Academy of Design Tampa, FL
Associate in Digital Communications & Video Production
Tampa Technical Institute Tampa, FL
Sarasota Technical Institute
Commercial Art & Digital Design Sarasota, FL
Scholarship
Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL (Car Wreck/Prevented Completion)
Scholarship Associate in Fine Art
Maryland School of Art and Design Silver Spring, MD

If you need a password, please make all request through my contact form or Linkedin & PM Kyle.