September is here, which means so is fall -- a time for change. That’s why Kyle Grady, Product Designer for both Community Elf and UpContent, is our Elf Of The Month.
Kyle came to Community Elf after a stint with our former parent company, Rent Jungle. His extensive experience in graphic design, product design, and UX and UI is evident in everything that he does for both companies. Whether it's designing client newsletters, gated pieces, or advertising creative, Kyle’s well-trained eye helps him see exactly what works and what doesn’t. His skills have also been integral in creating the exceptional visual branding for both UpContent and Community Elf (Editor’s Note: You just wait and see what Kyle has up his sleeve with the guidance he’s provided for our new website… Oops, you weren’t supposed to know about that yet…).
In the office, Kyle’s infectious laugh, incredible sass and wit, and his unparalleled dance moves have the entire elf team frozen in awe or doubled over in laughter on a regular basis. A few little known facts about Kyle: He has recently made it his life goal to become the very best Pokemon Go trainer. It’s a cause for concern if a day goes by that he doesn’t upload a stunning selfie to some form of social media. He’s an excellent volleyball player. His dog is absolutely adorable (Editor’s Note: See photo for proof). Last but not least, he can eat more ramen that any person I have ever met (Editor’s Note: He does so out of a substantial fishbowl, the only vessel large enough to hold his desired quantity...this is not a joke).
Now, I know I’ve said too much as I know for a fact that he’s likely blushing while reading this. So, I’ll let him take it from here!
Name: Kyle Grady
Why did you want to be an Elf?: I wanted to be a part of a creative team that strived to be thought leaders in their field. I have always enjoyed working closely with a team that enjoyed what they do, just as much as I do, & at Community Elf, I found that team.
The thing you are most passionate about?: Body Building
Favorite Twitter account to follow: @invisionapp
Favorite blog you’ve read recently: Help Scout
Coolest place you've ever been: Donut Plant in Brooklyn, NYC
One thing you could eat every day: Donuts
One song you could listen to on endless repeat: P.Y.T - Michael Jackson
Coffee, tea, or other?: Coffeeeeeee
Best social campaign you’ve seen recently: #likeAGirl
What’s your spirit animal?: Unicorn
Who do you hope to be in 5 years?: A better version of myself
Favorite thing about Pittsburgh: The culture & diversity (Editor’s Note: I also think Kyle enjoys how incredibly photogenic our city is, considering he’s quite photogenic himself.)
Best costume you've ever dressed up as: Timmy Turner from Fairly Odd Parents
What did you want to be when you were 5 years old?: Veterinarian
Weirdest Thing You've Ever Purchased: A large lego head
Pierogies or Primantis?: Primantis
First thing you’d do if you won the lottery: Buy a gym with a donut bar inside (Editor’s Note: I think I would actually go to this gym…)
Biggest fear: Spiders