Hello, it's nice to meet you :)
If you want to chat, surf, or grab a drink and talk design don't hesitate shoot me an email or a tweet. I'm an easy going dude and I love meeting new people.
My name is Kyson and I'm a designer who thrives in bringing ideas to life. I got my start as a brand designer learning how to craft storytelling into digital products, but recently I've also fallen in love with more of a holistic approach to design, beyond just the visuals. I revel in problem solving, strategy, prototyping, and in designing simple user experiences.
Product designer? Visual designer? UX designer? Sure. I don't really care. Tell me what your business goals are and I'll show you how design can help achieve them.
My background is different than most. I chose to let the workplace be my teacher, rather than the classroom when I dropped out of college to take a job as the creative director at Fight the New Drug—a non-profit organization that is defying the status quo and building a movement of young people who believe in fighting for love. In that role I helped shape a brand to gather over a million online followers and truly affect youth culture.
Since then, I’ve helped build other products such as Fortify and Kore, as well as other brands like SolarCity and GivePower. I’ve built things such as an online addiction recovery program, brand websites, e-commerce websites, and team communication tools. My experience ranges from branding, to crafting native apps and high traffic websites.
Currently, I am working as a product designer with an incredible team of Silicon Valley legends (who built products such as Twitter, Zynga, Pinterest, and Tango) at a young startup in downtown San Francisco. We are building an enterprise collaboration tool that uses artificial intelligence, powerful bots, and futuristic UI that will truly change the way people work together. I'm also attending Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in the evenings to finally earn my BFA in design.
In a nutshell, I'm a maker. I’m not a designer who just loves to play in photoshop and make flashy images but I’m a self starter who isn't afraid to just figure it out, take risks, and build stuff.
Find me on Instagram @kysondana