About

Kyle is a designer and journalist based in Chicago, where he works at the intersection of data and user experience design. He is passionate about purposeful, data-focused storytelling.

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Skills

Proficient in data visualization, interactive design, graphic design principles, user experience and user interface design, typography and written communication.

Experienced with Adobe Creative Suite, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, d3.js, geographic information systems, Microsoft Excel, Sketch, InVision, Adobe AfterEffects, Git and web content management systems.

History

Chicago Tribune, data visualization journalist
(March 2012 to present)

  • Design and develop web presentations for chicagotribune.com, placing emphasis on clear and purposeful communication and a focus on user needs.

  • Produce data visualizations, charts, maps and other interactives. Analyze data to identify storylines and translate them into engaging graphics.

  • Manage the needs of multiple stakeholders and timelines while working with a multidisciplinary team.

The Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville.com, graphic artist
(May 2009 to March 2012)

  • Produced charts, maps and other graphics for the web and printed newspaper. Conceived and produced illustrations for entertainment, sports and special section covers.

Honors

  • 2018 Outstanding Young Alumnus – Ball State University Department of Journalism
  • 2012 Society for News Design Award of Excellence

Education

Ball State University
B.A., Journalism graphics, 2005-2009

General Assembly
Certificate, User experience design, 2019

Professional affiliations

Investigative Reporters & Editors
Society for News Design