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A PEEK INTO KYLE'S CAREER PATH

Dedicated to
the
Craft

A PEEK INTO KYLE'S CAREER PATH
A DIVERSE

CREATIVE POWERHOUSE

OVERVIEW

Over the last 7+ years, Kyle has been focused on UX / UI design and has evolved in customer & product design experiences.

Evolving over the years within design and technology has brought forth opportunities leading him in such roles; as  Art Director, Visual Designer, Product Designer, and Leading Roles of UX/UI Designer experiences that help fuel into the next opportunity.

These combinations of design and professional experience carry a strong foundation in a unique set of design principles, methods, and strategic design solutions Kyle brings forth within any company, team, or project.

A DIVERSE

CREATIVE POWERHOUSE

OVERVIEW

Over the last 7+ years, Kyle has been focused on UX / UI design and has evolved in customer & product design experiences.

Evolving over the years within design and technology has brought forth opportunities leading him in such roles; as  Art Director, Visual Designer, Product Designer, and Leading Roles of UX/UI Designer experiences that help fuel into the next opportunity.

These combinations of design and professional experience carry a strong foundation in a unique set of design principles, methods, and strategic design solutions Kyle brings forth within any company, team, or project.

KYLE'S FOCUSED ON

CX / UX / UI / Visual Design

DALLAS, TX / REMOTE
Kyle Vena Dallas based designer
KYLE'S FOCUSED ON

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 of 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.

  • 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.

  • Helped with UX Planning, research, scope, setting up production, Jira documentation, Figma, & organization of projects; NFT Game project, websites, and wallet versions/phases
  • Directed/Lead Symbol’s redesign website in steering it in a good direction with our team.
  • Establishing typography, iconography, & color pallets for a new branding direction.
  • Helped direct our team of designers with their exploratory artifacts
  • Established UX & Groundwork in NFT Game & new site structures
  • My own creative exploratory in visual design in assisting the vision and directions
  • Worked with their community & members in supportive GRFX, UX/UI, blog design, consultation & etc…
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.

Kyle led design from bare-bones planning, scrums, establishing UX/UI brand libraries, product design, and CX/UX design to UI interfacing of public sites to private. Kyle has taken the inner workings of the BBVA KYC manual process and has turned it into a back-end tool for admins and the NDB client-side interface, bridging the gaps of alerts to admins, searches, reviewing documentation, and has been slowly working towards the auto process through their online framework in BBVA.

Kyle had bridged a lot of the gaps between business needs, and communication between teams, to effective UX/UI solutions, alongside development and QA visual/user experiences. While establishing branding guidelines styles – details, behaviors, functionality testing across the entire spectrum of our projects, and quality control.

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.

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 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.

As other projects included Application design, Dashboards & Data design, infographics, Responsive/ Liquid & HTML 5 Design.  Helped team in supporting items such as; presentations and demos that helped improve operations, pitches, and revenue.

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

Journey Deeper

Go a bit deeper into Kyle’s career history

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 of 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.

  • 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.

  • Helped with UX Planning, research, scope, setting up production, Jira documentation, Figma, & organization of projects; NFT Game project, websites, and wallet versions/phases
  • Directed/Lead Symbol’s redesign website in steering it in a good direction with our team.
  • Establishing typography, iconography, & color pallets for a new branding direction.
  • Helped direct our team of designers with their exploratory artifacts
  • Established UX & Groundwork in NFT Game & new site structures
  • My own creative exploratory in visual design in assisting the vision and directions
  • Worked with their community & members in supportive GRFX, UX/UI, blog design, consultation & etc…
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.

Kyle led design from bare-bones planning, scrums, establishing UX/UI brand libraries, product design, and CX/UX design to UI interfacing of public sites to private. Kyle has taken the inner workings of the BBVA KYC manual process and has turned it into a back-end tool for admins and the NDB client-side interface, bridging the gaps of alerts to admins, searches, reviewing documentation, and has been slowly working towards the auto process through their online framework in BBVA.

Kyle had bridged a lot of the gaps between business needs, and communication between teams, to effective UX/UI solutions, alongside development and QA visual/user experiences. While establishing branding guidelines styles – details, behaviors, functionality testing across the entire spectrum of our projects, and quality control.

Projects

Open Platform public & private websites and 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

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