My name is Kyle Smart and I am a graphic designer and fine artist living and working in Chicago. I love listening to records and eating all the junk food I can find, relaxing at home with my wife and two cats, and roaming the city on a nice Sunday afternoon. I am obsessed with beautifully illustrative posters and I look to push my artistic boundaries as a storyteller through conceptual art. I currently work for Catherine Cook School as the graphic designer, web coordinator, and photographer, and I continuing to pursue my independent work as both a designer and an artist.

EXPERIENCE

CATHERINE COOK SCHOOL
Graphic Designer/Web Coordinator
2017-Present

Designs all external promotional material and internal material, both print and digital works. Upholds brand standards. Photographs daily events for social media, magazines, and yearbooks. Maintains social media and website content.

THE IMPOSTORS THEATRE CO.
Marketing Director
2016-Present

Created and maintains brand/visual style and website. Manages all marketing materials and oversees marketing objectives and projects. Photographs events and productions. Plans and oversees box office objectives and projects with Executive Director. Oversees social media with the Social Media Director. Manages PR content and relations.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AT THE CHICAGO TEMPLE
Communication Manager
2016-2017

Redesigned website and visual brand and worked to strengthen visual communications. Maintained relations with the congregation and media, while growing the chruch's reach. Maintained all web functions including social media and promotions.

SKILLS

ADOBER CREATIVE SUITE CC

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Dreamweaver, Lightroom, Acrobat

WEB/INTERFACE

HTML5 + CSS
Wordpress
Squarespace
Finalsite

EMAIL MARKETING

Constant Contact
Mail Chimp

EQUIPMENT

DSLR Cameras
Mac & PC
Audio/Video Recording
Wacom Tablets

 

FAVORITES

MUSIC

Passion Pit, Ben Howard, London Grammar, The xx, Gallant, Two Door Cinema Club, Bon Iver, Chance the Rapper, Oh Wonder, Anna of the North, Childish Gambino, Chet Faker, Lucius, Haim, CHVRCHES, Kendrick Lamar

ARTISTS & WRITERS

Margritte, Van Gogh, Chuck Close, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Brian K. Vaughan, Scott Snyder, Ray Bradbury, Charles M. Schulz

HOBBIES

Fine Art, Comic Books, Board Games, Vinyl Collecting, Tennis, Golf, Rock Climbing, Traveling, Concert Going, Theatre



CONTACT

You are more than welcome to contact me about a project, a collaboration, or just to talk. You can reach me at wivwave@gmail.com