USKLF is the art and design studio of Kyle Louis Fletcher.

Based in Chicago, IL
P 612-619-3308

 

Strengths

- design thinking
- conceptual brainstorming
- identity design
- experimental art
- illustration
- iconography
- glitch & new aesthetics
- color
- naming
- inspiration & research
- vendor coordination
- abstraction
- positivity
- hyper-awareness
- generating curiosity
- blue sky
- lob wedge

 

Weaknesses

- dancing
- karaoke
- trendy aesthetics
- playlists
- drawing by hand
- email sign-offs
- back-hand groundstroke
- driving slow
- impressions
- deep sea fishing
- conference calls
- formal etiquette
- yoga
- snakes
- long irons
- symmetrical lists

 

10+ years industry experience

 

Clients

- IDEO
- IL Humanities
- Trunk Club
- EA Sports: Madden
- Coinstar Redbox
- Axe Body Spray
- Nike Team Sports
- Cheez-Its, Leo Burnett
- VSA Partners
- Snap-On
- Carbon Express
- Tennis (the band)
- Fat Possum Records
- IA Collaborative
- SC Johnson

 

Clients

- Chicago Bulls
- Blackberry
- College Humor
- GE Energy
- DePuy Instruments
- 3st (Mas Context) 
- Chicago Symphony Orchestra
- The Onion AV Club
- DryHop Brewery
- Good Beer Hunting
- The Annoyance Theater
- Central State Brewing
- Brasserie Dunham
- Northgate Brewing
- MATTER Chicago

 

8+ years creating experimental art

 

Exhibitions

2016
- STA Chicago Photobash (New Sacred), Chicago IL, group exhibition
- Strange Loop Social, Chicago IL, solo exhibition and lecture

2015
- Featherlofts Fall Open House, Chicago IL, group exhibition
- Featherlofts Spring Open House, Chicago IL, group exhibition
- Strange Loop Social, Chicago IL, group exhibition

2014
- CHGO DSGN at Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL, group exhibition
- Fulton St. Collective Fall Open House, Chicago IL, group exhibition

- Distance at  Parenthesis Gallery, Chicago IL & Austin TX, group exhibition
- Posters for Pride, Chicago Art Department, Chicago IL, group exhibition
- Neue Form by Work/Play, St Louis MO, group exhibition
- Chicago Design Museum Shop, Chicago IL, works consigned
- Fulton St. Collective Spring Open House, Chicago IL, group exhibition

2013
- Art & Giving pop-up gift wrapping, Chicago IL, solo exhibition
- Work at Play, Chicago Design Museum, Chicago IL, group exhibition
- Present, at Chicago Art Department, Chicago IL, group exhibition
- CAD Re-Opening, Chicago Art Department, Chicago IL, group exhibition
- Test Prints, IDEO Stairwwell, Chicago IL, small solo show and lecture
- WORD, Chicago Art Department, Chicago IL, group exhibition
- Everything is Practice, Chicago IL, co-curator with Steve Juras
- Market Value, Columbia A&D Gallery, Chicago IL, group exhibition
- Typeforce 4, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago IL group exhibition
- Rumi: A Night of Love, Fulton St. Dance, Chicago IL, group exhibition

2012
- All Together Now Gallery: Dialect Factory, Miami FL, group exhibition
- New Sacred, Jupiter Outpost, Chicago IL, curator
- West-Mid-West, SAID Concept Gallery, Encinitas CA, group exhibition
- STA Archive Gala, Harrington College, Chicago IL, group exhibition
- Best & Worst of Americana, Studio 659, Whiting IN, group exhibition
- smARTphone photography, Studio 659, Whiting IN, group exhibition
- Fresh Produced, Chicago Design Museum, Chicago IL, group exhibition
- The Coop & Gapers Block 8x8, Chicago IL, group exhibition
- Art Directors Showcase, Studio 101, Chicago IL, group exhibition
- Typeforce 3, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago IL, group exhibition
- Rules & Regulations, Jupiter Outpost, Chicago IL, solo exhibition

2011
- Anyone Can Do Anything, Chicago Art Department, Chicago IL, co-curator
- TWEEN: Animated GIF Show, The Octagon, Chicago IL, group exhibition
- Typeforce 2, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago IL, group exhibition

2007
- Postmodern Trainwreck, UW-Stout Furlong Gallery, Menomonie WI, group exhibition

2006
- Timed Tape in Space, UW-Stout Student Gallery, Menomonie WI, solo exhibition

2005
- Routine Roulette, UW-Stout Student Gallery, Menomonie WI, group exhibition

 

Pursuing ongoing education

 

Experience

- BFA in Graphic Design from UW Stout
- Academic minor in Business from UW Stout
- Class 'M' Motorcycle license and safety course
- Golf lessons
- Hamilton Woodtype Museum Advanced Letterpress Workshop
- Chicago School of Woodworking Intro Class
- Chicago School of Woodworking Chip Carving I
- Chopping Block Intro to Sushi Making
- Hamilton Woodtype Museum Intro to Letterpress workshop
- AIGA Member 2003 - present
- MCA Chicago Member 2010 - present

 

Actively involved in the creative community

 

Accomplishments, Press, & Speaking

2016
- Guest lecturer with Alison Yard Medland at University of Delaware
- Guest artist for Avondale Type Co 'Artist Series' - Link
- Attended EYEO Festival 2016

2015
- Guest lecture for Marwen's 'Design to Print' class at The Post Family, Chicago IL
- UW Stout panel discussion participant: Life Post Graduation
- Chicago Marathon Finisher, 4H 50M
- Vice Magazine 'Fore! The Golf Stroke Paintings of Kyle Louis Fletcher' written by B. David Zarley - Link
- Vice Magazine 'Why Do Artists Love Tennis So Much' written by B. David Zarley - Link

2014
- FontsinUse feature 'Drink Michigan Apples' shirt using Vllg Odesta - Link
- FontsinUse feature 'Cherry Bounce' label using Vllg Odesta - Link
- Fuck-it hat featured in 'Babes Quarterly' magazine, NYC
- Guest lecturer with Alison Yard Medland at University of Delaware
- Participant in Shutterstock's 'Pixels of Fury' live design competition, Chicago IL - Link
- Published in Mas Context 'Surveillance' issue, Chicago IL - Link
- Published in BNN Inc 'Decorative Logo Design', Japan - Link
- Published in Counterprint's "Monogram," UK - Link
- Successful chemotherapy for Hodkins Lymphoma

2013
- Attended EYEO Festival 2013
- Exclusive interview on SOVER PROJECT blog from Solemn Oath - Link
- Guest lecturer with Alison Yard Medland at University of Delaware
- Minneapolis Marathon Finisher, 4H, 37M
- Diagnosed with Hodkins Lymphoma

2012
- Interview feature in 'Offline Magazine' - Link
- Ben Pieratt mentioned my personal experimentation blog on twitter
- Cease and desist from Yum! Brands for Fuck It! hats

2011
- HOW Design's 8 Young Creatives to Watch - Link
- Top AIGA Chicago Bartender (see LinkedIn references)

2009
- Mode Project 32 Slot Car Racing Tournament: First Place

2007
- CMYK Mag 37 "Designer as Businessman" 4 page special feature - Link
- Blanket Magazine blog contributor and article feature
- Lead full nude streaking at AIGA MN Design Camp

2005
- Resident Advisor - Alcohol Free Floor, UW Stout

2003
- WIAA High School State Tennis Tournament participant
- Youth in Government MN participant (news media)