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A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK

Dedicated to
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Craft

A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK
A DIVERSE

CREATIVE POWERHOUSE

OVERVIEW

As a UX/UI designer with over 8 years of experience, Kyle has honed his skills in customer and product design. His diverse background in roles such as Art Director, Visual Designer, and Product Designer has given him a strong foundation in design principles, methods, and strategic design solutions.

These skills have allowed him to excel in leading roles as a UX/UI designer and bring a unique perspective to any company, team, or project he works on. Over the years, Kyle’s evolution in design and technology has opened up numerous opportunities and continues to inspire his growth as a creative professional.

A DIVERSE

CREATIVE POWERHOUSE

OVERVIEW

As a UX/UI designer with over 7 years of experience, Kyle has honed his skills in customer and product design. His diverse background in roles such as Art Director, Visual Designer, and Product Designer has given him a strong foundation in design principles, methods, and strategic design solutions.

These skills have allowed him to excel in leading roles as a UX/UI designer and bring a unique perspective to any company, team, or project he works on. Over the years, Kyle’s evolution in design and technology has opened up numerous opportunities and continues to inspire his growth as a creative professional.

KYLE'S EXPERTISE IN

CX / UX / UI / Visual Design

SERVING DALLAS, TX & BEYOND
Kyle Vena Dallas based designer
KYLE'S FOCUSED ON

UX / UI / Visual Design

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

66degrees

Lead UX/UI Designer Consultant
Florida, Colorado, Coasta Rica, India ~ Sept 2022 – Jan 2023 

 

As the Lead UX/UI Design Consultant for 66degrees, Kyle Vena worked with innovative companies to modernize and secure infrastructure, apps, data, and day-to-day collaboration with Google Cloud. Focusing on business outcomes at every step, Kyle utilized his expertise in rapid prototyping to create highly effective dashboard designs for a range of clients.

Kyle Vena played a crucial role in the successful redesign of PwC’s dashboards. As the UX/UI Lead Design Consultant, he worked closely with the client to understand their needs and created a series of high-fidelity dashboards that exceeded their expectations.

In addition, his quick adoption of new technology and processes, and his focus on detail and business outcomes, made him a valuable asset to the project. The end result was a set of intuitive and user-friendly dashboards that will undoubtedly be a valuable tool for PwC moving forward.

Projects

PwC UX/UI Dashboard Redesign, GUI Kit For PwC UK. Several Dashboards & New components

Gluwa

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

 

As a Lead UX/UI Designer, Kyle has worked closely with the Gluwa and Creditcoin teams to develop and redesign innovative financial products that combine decentralized infrastructure with global investment opportunities in a short period of time. He has played a key role in the redesign of the Gluwa app and UX/UI flows & visual design for versions 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2, and has also worked on improving the UX/UI of operations such as Swap, Wrap, and Peg. Kyle has also contributed to the development of new features such as the lottery savings account and investment funnels, as well as the onboarding process for new users.

His expertise in iconography and consistency of components has helped to create a cohesive and intuitive user experience for the platform, which empowers its users to take control of their financial future

Projects

Gluwa Wallet Redesign, Creditcoin UI Design

NEM Group

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

 

As a UX/UI designer, Kyle was heavily involved in a series of projects for Nem, a company focused on establishing a new management structure and direction. In this role, he wore many hats, including conducting project research and data analysis, creating documentation and planning materials, working on product workflow with teams, and contributing to the development of an NFT game and a new visual exploratory brand. Kyle also played a key role in directing and leading the redesign of the Symbol website, establishing typography, iconography, and color palettes for a new branding direction, and helping to guide a team of designers in their exploratory work.

In addition, he worked on establishing the UX and groundwork for the NFT game and new site structures, and contributed his own creative exploratory work in visual design to assist in shaping the vision and direction of the company. Kyle also worked closely with the community and members, providing support in the form of GRFX, UX/UI, blog design, consultation, and more.

Projects

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

BBVA Open Platform

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

 

While working at BBVA, Kyle played a key role in establishing a new digital business (NDB) branch that focused on marketing BBVA’s improved APIs to innovative fintech companies in the US marketplace. He worked closely with CEOs, stakeholders/owners, product owners, and project management of engineering to create marketing platforms that would be accessible to chief operators and developers, who could test out the APIs in sandbox, pre-production, production, and live environments.

As a designer, Kyle led the planning, scrum meetings, and creation of UX/UI brand libraries and product designs, as well as the CX/UX and UI design of public and private sites.

He also took on the challenge of streamlining the BBVA KYC and KYB manual process, turning it into a back-end tool for admins and a client-side interface for the NDB. In addition, he worked on bridging the gap between business needs and effective UX/UI solutions, collaborating with development and QA teams to ensure a seamless visual and user experience across all projects. Kyle played a key role in establishing branding guidelines and styles, and in conducting functionality testing and quality control to ensure the highest standards of excellence.

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 at Rockfish, Kyle played a key role in branding, digital design, and marketing efforts for a diverse range of clients including Metro PCS, General Mills, Kimberly Clark, Unilever, Mars, Coke, and Diet Coke. He brought a strong sense of creative direction and thinking to the table, and was able to create products, services, and brands that people loved and trusted. In this role, Kyle led the way in maintaining consistency in branding, UI, and advertising across platforms and deliverables, ensuring that all of Rockfish’s clients received top-quality support and results. As a creative asset, Kyle was able to drive success and make a positive impact on the lives of people through his innovative design work.

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 UI designer, Kyle worked closely with stakeholders and upper management to plan and research UX/UI for a wide range of devices, including iPhones, Android phones, iPads, tablets, and wearables such as Apple watches and Android gear. He played a key role in the creative process of designing applications, dashboards and data, infographics, and responsive/liquid and HTML 5 designs for various banking services and products. In addition to these projects, Kyle also helped the team with presentations, demos, and pitches that helped improve operations and revenue.

Some of the specific projects he worked on include Barclays Swift Wearables, BPay Wearables, Barclays Cards, a Premier Soccer website, and financial dashboards and data design for the UK, Egypt, Africa, and the USA. He also contributed to the design of the BMB iPad and iPhone apps, as well as the Tech Workbench/Tech All Stars.

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

Deeper Dive

into Kyle’s Career Journey and Learn More about His Expertise

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Gluwa

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

 

As a Lead UX/UI Designer, Kyle has worked closely with the Gluwa and Creditcoin teams to develop and redesign innovative financial products that combine decentralized infrastructure with global investment opportunities in a short period of time. He has played a key role in the redesign of the Gluwa app and UX/UI flows & visual design for versions 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2, and has also worked on improving the UX/UI of operations such as Swap, Wrap, and Peg. Kyle has also contributed to the development of new features such as the lottery savings account and investment funnels, as well as the onboarding process for new users.

His expertise in iconography and consistency of components has helped to create a cohesive and intuitive user experience for the platform, which empowers its users to take control of their financial future

Projects

Gluwa Wallet Redesign, Creditcoin UI Design

NEM Group

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

 

As a UX/UI designer, Kyle was heavily involved in a series of projects for Nem, a company focused on establishing a new management structure and direction. In this role, he wore many hats, including conducting project research and data analysis, creating documentation and planning materials, working on product workflow with teams, and contributing to the development of an NFT game and a new visual exploratory brand. Kyle also played a key role in directing and leading the redesign of the Symbol website, establishing typography, iconography, and color palettes for a new branding direction, and helping to guide a team of designers in their exploratory work.

In addition, he worked on establishing the UX and groundwork for the NFT game and new site structures, and contributed his own creative exploratory work in visual design to assist in shaping the vision and direction of the company. Kyle also worked closely with the community and members, providing support in the form of GRFX, UX/UI, blog design, consultation, and more.

Projects

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

BBVA Open Platform

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

 

While working at BBVA, Kyle played a key role in establishing a new digital business (NDB) branch that focused on marketing BBVA’s improved APIs to innovative fintech companies in the US marketplace. He worked closely with CEOs, stakeholders/owners, product owners, and project management of engineering to create marketing platforms that would be accessible to chief operators and developers, who could test out the APIs in sandbox, pre-production, production, and live environments.

As a designer, Kyle led the planning, scrum meetings, and creation of UX/UI brand libraries and product designs, as well as the CX/UX and UI design of public and private sites.

He also took on the challenge of streamlining the BBVA KYC and KYB manual process, turning it into a back-end tool for admins and a client-side interface for the NDB. In addition, he worked on bridging the gap between business needs and effective UX/UI solutions, collaborating with development and QA teams to ensure a seamless visual and user experience across all projects. Kyle played a key role in establishing branding guidelines and styles, and in conducting functionality testing and quality control to ensure the highest standards of excellence.

Projects

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

Journey Deeper

Go a bit deeper into Kyle’s career history

KYLE'S DESIGNED FOR A FEW OTHERS...
Education
Multiple Certifications
(Figma, 3D, Video, UX Courses, UsabilityTestings, Design Thinking, Design Ethics, & etc ) Linkedin Learning
Certified Scrum Master
Mountain Goat Richardson, TX
Bachelors in Design & Media Communication
International Academy of Design Tampa, FL
Associates in Digital Communications & Video Production
Tampa Technical Institute Tampa, FL
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

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