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State Street
Visual Designer, Assistant Vice President
July 2018 - Present
• UI and UX Design for the Technical Customer Experience team.
• Wire-framing and prototyping with rapid iteration.
• Translating wire-frames into hi-fidelity designs.
• Assisting in user testing, user research and gathe… Read More
EXPERIENCE

State Street
Visual Designer, Assistant Vice President
July 2018 - Present
• UI and UX Design for the Technical Customer Experience team.
• Wire-framing and prototyping with rapid iteration.
• Translating wire-frames into hi-fidelity designs.
• Assisting in user testing, user research and gathering user feedback.
• Collaborating with Senior UX Designers and Developers, as well as IBM contractors.
• Working with and contributing to an established Design System.
• IBM Design Thinking Co-Creator level

StoryArc Media
Senior Graphic Designer
June 2015 - Present
Working on a range of projects that include creating game assets, marketing materials and custom interactive user-experiences for Poptropica and Poptropica Worlds web and mobile apps, using a variety of media including graphic design (print and web), 2D art and illustration, Flash animation, Spine, Unity3D, UI design, music and audio production.
Projects have included:
• Custom advertisements, games, micro-sites and interactive experiences for clients like Disney, Universal, Nintendo, Fox, LEGO, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and more, utilizing graphic design, vector Illustration, and Flash animation. Also writing custom game/interactive experience proposals and
mock-ups to submit to potential clients.
• Character design/art for Poptropica Worlds (using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Unity)
• Logo-system and branding for StoryArc Media.
• Marketing and social media collateral for StoryArc Media, Poptropica, Funbrain, Galactic Hot Dogs and more.
• Pitch decks and brand bibles for various IP

StoryArc Media
Audio Director and Sound Designer
September 2016 - Present
• Responsible for all sound design and audio production for "Poptropica Worlds" web and mobile game.
• Provided the creative direction for every aspect of sound and music and helped define the audio system for the game in collaboration with the developers.
• Created asset lists for all the game audio needs and handled all audio, from recording, to post processing to optimizing files for web and mobile, as well as writing documentation for developers and product owners.
• Also handled QA testing for audio and assisted in audio implementation and bug fixes in Unity3D.

Music Composer
October 2013 - December 2016
Composing and recording music for the web and mobile game, Poptropica.

Family Education Network (now StoryArc Media) formerly owned by Pearson
Senior Multimedia Specialist
March 2012 - June 2015 (3 years 4 months)
Working on a range of projects that include developing marketing materials, advertising and user experiences for Poptropica.com including graphic design (print and web), illustration, Flash animation, UI, music and audio production.
Projects and responsibilities have included:
• The creation and implementation of custom advertisements and Flash games on Funbrain.com, FunbrainJr.com, FamilyEducation.com, and Poptropica.com, working with clients like Disney, Fox, Warner Bros, Sony, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, Mattel, Nintendo, Kellogg's, Cartoon Network and more.
• Designing responsive webpages and tools (Island info pages, online store, World Champions Map tool) for Poptropica.com
• Designing the look and feel of marketing and social media assets for Poptropica.
• Working with outside vendors for Poptropica licensing and merchandise and giving approvals on art.
• Training and providing direction to designers, over-seeing and approving their work.
• Consulting on the implementation of new advertising initiatives on our sites.
• Creating one-sheets, infographics, presentations and other business materials.
• Recording voice actors for commercials and trailers, as well as audio editing and post production.

Pearson / Family Education Network
Designer and Artist - Advertising
February 2008 - March 2012 (4 years 2 months)
Advertising Designer for Poptropica.com. Funbrain.com, FamilyEducation.com and TeacherVision.com working closely with clients, account managers, developers and other designers to create a variety of custom online advertisements and Flash games for clients like Disney, Fox, Warner Bros,
Paramount, Nickelodeon, Pixar, Universal, Mattel, Nintendo, Kelloggs, etc., in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.

Kyle Fox Design
Owner/Designer
2000 - February 2008 (8 years 2 months)
Freelance design that included building and maintaining websites for local and national businesses, logo and identity design, artist/band album and dvd packaging, T-shirts and other merchandising, marketing materials, press kits and more.

Band Manager, Musician, Songwriter, Producer
July 2000 - Present (18 years)
Greater Boston Area
I founded and have managed a professional rock band for over 15 years (along with being the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist), handling all aspects of production, including: branding, rehearsal schedules, meetings, working with agents and promoters, booking over 500 shows (including a
profitable East Coast tour), writing, recording and overseeing the production of 4 albums and a live concert DVD, marketing, social media, PR, networking, book keeping, delegating work and managing the egos of 4 creative musicians to sustain a 15 year working relationship (and somehow we're still friends!).

EDUCATION

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Visual Design - Graphic Design / Letterform · (2003 - 2007)

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"Kyle is the most well rounded and capable professional I have ever worked with. Kyle's abilities never stopped amazing me. Kyle is a very strong graphic designer, character designer, illustrator, animator, and sound editor. Every project's efforts showed a deep devotion and dedication to making it look, and feel … Read More
"Kyle is the most well rounded and capable professional I have ever worked with. Kyle's abilities never stopped amazing me. Kyle is a very strong graphic designer, character designer, illustrator, animator, and sound editor. Every project's efforts showed a deep devotion and dedication to making it look, and feel great. He has a polished quality that is applied to every task. His personality is optimistic and calm. I could rely on him to do incredible work and also knew that I would enjoy working with him on each project. I am more than happy to recommend him to any company to help them succeed."
-Jon Pitcher, Art Director at StoryArc Media


"For over ten years, Kyle and I worked closely together. He's a terrific artist and sound designer willing to roll up his sleeves and do whatever it takes to get the job done. You never have to worry about Kyle getting the job done and done with the absolute highest quality. He's amazing and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to add a rock star to their team."
- Jeff Faulconer, Vice President, Product Management and Operations at StoryArc Media

"Some references are a true joy to write..this being one of them! Kyle is not only a friend to all on the team but his skills exceed most and he offers his knowledge and talent as a mentor to any who ask. He is a true "renaissance man", excelling in sound/music/SFX and art/illustration, neither talent is hindered by his ability in the other. His experience and creativity lift the project and those working on it. I look forward to working with him again..hopefully sooner than later."
- John Jensen, Designer/Animator/Illustrator at StoryArc Media

"Kyle and I collaborated on some of my favorite projects over the years at Family Education Network and StoryArc Media. Together, we made a mock website about monsters to promote a product called Cryptids Island; created screenshots for a fake text adventure game as an April Fool's Day joke; and under tremendous time pressure put together a deck for a new IP that excited everyone who saw it.
I found Kyle to be an ideal collaborator: brimming with great ideas, receptive to feedback, and always focused on making the best product possible. I only wish we'd been able to work together more! Maybe someday."
-Mitch Krpata, Writer and Digital Product Owner, StoryArc Media

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