My name is Kyle Kirkner and I am a Digital Artist.
Why do I choose the title of Digital Artist? Well because that name best describes an Artist, like myself, whos creativity goes beyond any one specific artistic medium. I like to think of myself as a Jack of All Trades when it comes to the work I like to do. Which is Everything!
In high school I began my official teachings by learning to create technical drawings and models in a CADD course I took, knowledge that came in handy later down the road. Although the technical work was helpful, it wasn't what I enjoyed most. I ventured in a new direction once I learned how to create 3d models, which lead me to compete in a nationals competition in Skills USA for 3d Animation where I came in 5th place. Not bad when using software not designed for that. College enhanced my knowledge and taught me everything else from Graphic Design to Video Production to 3d Modeling and Animation.
Over the past 10 years since college, I have picked up on a lot of new skills and improved on others. I have worked for media companies designing billboards, created numerous logos and websites for customers, and even got into modeling technical sheet metal parts that would go onto create underground shelters. I currently have been working at a local print and sign company where I not only get to continue my design work, but I get to create it into something that everyone will see. From signage for large and small businesses to vehicle graphics, and from business cards to brochures. I continue to learn and enjoy doing so.