Kyle Graves San Diego based Industrial & Interaction Designer, a graduate of the Industrial and Interaction Design program in the School of Design at Syracuse University. Additionally he spent two years in the Mechanical Engineering program before transferring as a sophomore. He has held the position of Designer in Residence at the Harley School in Rochester NY; where Kyle promoted design thinking, curiosity and creativity, Maker Education and Fabrication Expertise throughout the Lower, Middle and Upper School curriculum.
Graves is a well-rounded, detail oriented designer who takes great pride in his work. He seeks to find the best solution to a problem and provide the means to reach that goal by using design research, thinking and skills. From a childhood filled with curiosity about how and why things were made, as an adult Graves has found an affinity for creating and problem solving through the process of design. Kyle excels in transforming early concepts to high fidelity prototypes through design and engineering principles.
His work was included in the SUIID exhibition at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in 2015 and 2016. In the 2015 360 Competition at Syracuse University, he and his teammates were awarded a second place finish for the project OAK. Working with GlassLab at the Corning Museum of Glass, the group prototyped a new line of decanters developed for boutique wine manufacturers in Central New York.
Keen interests in motorcycles, fabrication, cooking and rock climbing keeps his hands dirty.