28.5384° N, 81.3789° W

Orlando, Florida

Kyle Hyams

Builds design systems for Epic Games

28.5384° N, 81.3789° W

Orlando, Florida

Kyle Hyams

Builds design systems for Epic Games

28.5384° N, 81.3789° W

Orlando, Florida

Kyle Hyams

Builds design systems for Epic Games

28.5384° N, 81.3789° W

Orlando, Florida

Kyle
Hyams

Builds design

systems for

Epic Games

28.5384° N, 81.3789° W

Orlando, Florida

Kyle Hyams

Builds design systems for Epic Games

Gray concrete building (photo by  Bradley Jasper Ybanez via Unsplash)
Gray concrete building (photo by  Bradley Jasper Ybanez via Unsplash)
Gray concrete building (photo by  Bradley Jasper Ybanez via Unsplash)
Gray concrete building (photo by  Bradley Jasper Ybanez via Unsplash)
Gray concrete building (photo by  Bradley Jasper Ybanez via Unsplash)

Kyle is the Design Lead for Epic’s Design Systems team. They standardize how teams builds products by providing reusable design assets and code. Their output is a reflection of Kyle's attention to detail and focus on the user experience. But maintaining component libraries is just one aspect of his responsibilities. Kyle guides his colleagues through support requests, knowledge sharing, and feedback sessions. He takes pride in happy customers and a job well done, but he always has an eye out for the next systemic improvement.

Black and white glass building (photo by  Ryunosuke Kikuno via Unsplash)

Design systems

Experience

Libraries and more

2022–Present

Epic Design System

Epic Games

  • Set up and maintain a modular design library network

  • Collaborate with Ecosystem team stakeholders on evolving the system to match the brand's visual language

  • Establish best practices for component design and documentation

A building that has a lot of windows on it (photo by Luca Bravo via Unsplash)
A building that has a lot of windows on it (photo by Luca Bravo via Unsplash)
A building that has a lot of windows on it (photo by Luca Bravo via Unsplash)
A building that has a lot of windows on it (photo by Luca Bravo via Unsplash)
A building that has a lot of windows on it (photo by Luca Bravo via Unsplash)
Red yellow and black striped ceiling (photo by Mitchell Luo via Unsplash)
Red yellow and black striped ceiling (photo by Mitchell Luo via Unsplash)
Red yellow and black striped ceiling (photo by Mitchell Luo via Unsplash)
Red yellow and black striped ceiling (photo by Mitchell Luo via Unsplash)
Red yellow and black striped ceiling (photo by Mitchell Luo via Unsplash)

2023–Present

Fortnite UI Kit

Epic Games

  • Set up and maintain the design component library for in-game interfaces

  • Collaborate with UI Art team to systematize the game’s maturing visual language

  • Team up with UX leads to capture enhancements to the component library

2018–2022

Quantum Design System

Electronic Arts

  • Maintained the design library and oversaw migration across multiple design tools

  • Art directed and redesigned the system's icon library

  • Collaborated with MCKL and design stakeholders on EA’s custom font family; responsible for integration into the design system

Low-angle photo of building structure (by Ash via Unsplash))
Low-angle photo of building structure (by Ash via Unsplash))
Low-angle photo of building structure (by Ash via Unsplash))
Low-angle photo of building structure (by Ash via Unsplash))
Low-angle photo of building structure (by Ash via Unsplash))
Black and white photo of a building with balconies (by Ricardo Gomez Angel via Unsplash)
Black and white photo of a building with balconies (by Ricardo Gomez Angel via Unsplash)
Black and white photo of a building with balconies (by Ricardo Gomez Angel via Unsplash)
Black and white photo of a building with balconies (by Ricardo Gomez Angel via Unsplash)
Black and white photo of a building with balconies (by Ricardo Gomez Angel via Unsplash)

2021–2022

EADO Hybrid Library

Electronic Arts

  • Implemented a lightweight design library for EA’s web-based game purchasing flow

  • Established a scalable theming system to support the brand expression for every EA studio title

  • Onboarded the existing design team on using and contributing to the theming system

Low angle photo of a high rise building (photo by CHUTTERSNAP via Unsplash)

Extracurricular

Activities

After hours fun

Figma Fonts Lookbook

In 2020, Kyle launched a free design resource for showcasing open source typography. There are plenty of options available on Google Fonts, but you have look beyond Open Sans and Roboto. Figma Fonts Lookbook is now on its sixth version and downloaded over 10,000 times worldwide.

Figma Fonts Lookbook: a curation of lesser known specimens available to everyone
Figma Fonts Lookbook: a curation of lesser known specimens available to everyone
Figma Fonts Lookbook: a curation of lesser known specimens available to everyone
Figma Fonts Lookbook: a curation of lesser known specimens available to everyone
Figma Fonts Lookbook: a curation of lesser known specimens available to everyone
Kyle Hyams wakeskating through a canal (photo by Adam Aslanian)
Kyle Hyams wakeskating through a canal (photo by Adam Aslanian)
Kyle Hyams wakeskating through a canal (photo by Adam Aslanian)
Kyle Hyams wakeskating through a canal (photo by Adam Aslanian)
Kyle Hyams wakeskating through a canal (photo by Adam Aslanian)

// Photo: Adam Aslanian [c.2009]

// Lake Destiny — 28.6400° N, 81.3911° W

Wakeskating

For over 20 years, Kyle spent a significant amount of time on a wakeskate. It’s a sport that he picked up in high school and excelled at through college. He was fortunate enough to travel the country and compete at a professional level. His career highlights include a FuelTV interview, as well as the cover for one of the largest wakeboard magazines. Kyle retired in 2012 to focus on his family and career, but lately has reconnected with the sport.