I am a technology management consultant focused on user-centered solutions. In my work I utilize my design sensibilities and business consulting background to bridge the gap between designers, developers, and the business.
I joined Deloitte Consulting in 2013 as a Business Technology Analyst. During my time, I managed client projects with 250+ team members and designed training programs that supported the adoption of technology through large system implementation projects. I later joined the Deloitte University Center for Community Impact as a Lead Business Specialist where I was responsible for the user-experience and facilitation of Wicked Problems. My user-centered research resulted in a complete branding re-design and an overhaul of the programs classroom offerings. Outside of my client work, I worked with Deloitte leadership to strengthen the culture of inclusion through the concept of uncovering talent.
Before Deloitte I founded the Chicago Red Dress Party - an organization dedicated to raising awareness for HIV/AIDS. I also directed the Seattle March for Marriage Equality for which I was honored the Marsha Botzer Advocacy Award, Flying House Productions Cowardly Lion Award, and SOaP’s “Heros In Our Community” award.
Outside of my professional endeavors, I’m an avid slalom skier, alpine skier, cyclist, and DIYer. Much of my free time is spent around a lake, peddling down the road, or designing and building projects.
Role | Ideation, Creative and User Experience Design
Hungry Hungry Consultants is an app created to help professionals track and monitor weekly expenses. Struggling to efficiently track expenses, Kyler set out to build an app that could serve as a "one-stop-shop". Gone are the days of flipping between a notes and calculator app.
Role | Executive Director, Brand Design
Kyler founded the Chicago Red Dress Party in 2010. The annual event brought together diverse people to raise visibility and awareness for HIV/AIDS. Funds generated from the event provided grants for community organizations that adminstered day-to-day services to those affected by HIV/AIDS.
Role | Brand Design, Platform Implementation
Everyone has dreams of traveling the world and exploring new places. Continental Driftr is a blog created to follow the adventures of international travelers as they trot around the globe. The team wanted other aspiring travelers to have easy access to information through real-life experiences and inspire others to indulge in all the world has to offer.
Role | UX Design
Loyola University Chicago engaged a team of designers to revamp emergency procedures and communications. In the event of an emergency the University struggled to quickly access student information and deploy effective communications. Kyler and his team designed a system that would put relevant information in the hands of staff and faculty by building onto the capabilities of the University's existing mobile app.
Role | Design, Content Management
Chicagodwellers.com is a blog that chronicles the adventures of two twenty-somethings with a knack for design and DIY projects. Armed with a screwdriver, a hammer, or saw, Kyler and his partner share their home building successes and failures one DIY project at a time.
On March 12, 2009 Kyler was honored to accept the highly prestigious award by Equal Rights Washington, the Marsha Botzer Advocacy Award. This award was established to recognize individuals whom work tirelessly in the LGBT community for equality. Marsha said this about the award, "It is my honor to recognize and welcome new leaders and workers into our project of full equality. This year's recipients embody the unwavering courage it takes to stand up to injustice and inequality."
In 2009, Kyler was honored as a "hero" in the Seattle LGBT community. This award was established by Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP) to recognize those in the community working to change minds and attitudes towards the LGBT community. Kyler commented about the occasion, "Pride is always a fun time of year. It's the one time everyone can come together and celebrate who they are without societal judgment and persecution. As a member of the LGBT community, I can stand prideful of who I am."
Kyler was honored to accept the newly created "Cowardly Lion" award. Award presenter, Terry McMahan underscored the importance of this honor, "This award was created to recognize members who work tirelessly in the community to make a difference and further the LGBT movement. The Cowardly Lion represents strength and vitality." Side note: Seattle is often referred to as the "Emerald City" and SMC is managed by "Flying House Productions".