Dylan T. Kilgore

About Me

I'm a designer from Seattle.

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Bio

Dylan is an Interaction Designer. His multifaceted approach to UX/UI challenges is a result of the culmination of his years as a Graphic Designer and UI Developer. His work has been presented, tested and shipped by companies such as Amazon, Kraft, Procter & Gamble, Philips, Microsoft, AT&T and the University of Washington as well as volunteer organizations and other Seattle area businesses. He has worked in corporate environments, agency settings and for his own small business, Beneficialmedia, LLC.

  • Dylan Kilgore commented on the article "Forecasting the design studio of the near future"

    All designers should prefer "What's the best way to do this?". It's been so long since I've heard those words.

  • Dylan Kilgore commented on the article "Q&A with Randy Hunt"

    I especially like Randy's thoughts about the rapid pace of things. It may be exhausting to track current trends, their relevancy and impact throughout different markets. It also may be exhilarating once that discovery is made for an audience. This is the current challenge. Isn't it also what drives us as professionals?

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=1746"

    Wow! I like that he documented this project. He must have friends in high places to have a job like that. Most people tell me to visualize the door on the way out.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3082&id=2099"

    It's been my experience that design is seen as an asset. It is disposable. There is no way. We are doomed.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2583"

    It's nice to hear you suffered.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2495"

    Ah, to draw again! That would be awesome.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2016"

    I love the Beaver.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2251"

    I agree. The swoosh patterned vehicle graphics need to go. Unfortunately, as long as there are good designers there will be good ole boy designers. What I mean by that is a good idea will always be trumped by the trust a client has in the agent of these offensive ideas. Maybe we should start contacting these wrap-graphic and custom-paint companies to see if they can drop the stencils and hire a real painter. Did you know that Gary Ridgeway painted trucks for a living, maybe we should ask him why? Evidently, we designers have a long way to go before this problem is solved. I say gaining trust is the answer. The question is how? Personally I'm not in the vehicle graphic business, but I bet one of you are. Go get 'em tiger.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2789"

    Success is gained from the opportunity to work with other people. Even though not many people may know of my work, those that do know that it's really good. We as designers are the invisible wind that helps drive business forward.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://staging.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3082&id=2768"

    I think that the answer is simple. Charge people money for your time and ensure there is a written contract before the creative process begins. Only work with people you meet.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3079&id=1715"

    I imagine the turnover rate is higher at companies that avoid meaningful conflict resolution with mutual respect toward the design and sales team.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2398"

    I wish I could draw for a living, I haven't even touched my Prisma Colors for years, maybe I'll use the inspiration from this article to fuel my long-dormant and obsolete skills as a graphic artist. What a great article!

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2237"

    Fast forward to the present... I've found that the majority of the design community are right wing conservatives who have taken an art/craft and turned it into binary crap.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2643"

    Maybe its time to retire an outdated term. typeface should be shelved, font should be adapted as the proper term. This way we'll be less frustrated and we may focus on more important problems. To tell the truth, I've never really cared for design jargon. If someone talks the talk it doesn't mean that they can walk the walk.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2611"

    If this law passes, the golden rule will take effect: "He who has the gold rules." Any company anywhere in this great country of ours may claim to have performed a "diligent" search for the author of the work that has already been used to promote their goods and services. The courts will naturally believe them and leave the original copyright holder in the poorhouse 99.9% of the time. It's this sort of vague legal language that has created many problems in our society today.

  • Dylan Kilgore commented on the article "Forecasting the design studio of the near future"

    All designers should prefer "What's the best way to do this?". It's been so long since I've heard those words.

  • Dylan Kilgore commented on the article "Q&A with Randy Hunt"

    I especially like Randy's thoughts about the rapid pace of things. It may be exhausting to track current trends, their relevancy and impact throughout different markets. It also may be exhilarating once that discovery is made for an audience. This is the current challenge. Isn't it also what drives us as professionals?

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=1746"

    Wow! I like that he documented this project. He must have friends in high places to have a job like that. Most people tell me to visualize the door on the way out.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3082&id=2099"

    It's been my experience that design is seen as an asset. It is disposable. There is no way. We are doomed.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2583"

    It's nice to hear you suffered.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2495"

    Ah, to draw again! That would be awesome.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2016"

    I love the Beaver.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2251"

    I agree. The swoosh patterned vehicle graphics need to go. Unfortunately, as long as there are good designers there will be good ole boy designers. What I mean by that is a good idea will always be trumped by the trust a client has in the agent of these offensive ideas. Maybe we should start contacting these wrap-graphic and custom-paint companies to see if they can drop the stencils and hire a real painter. Did you know that Gary Ridgeway painted trucks for a living, maybe we should ask him why? Evidently, we designers have a long way to go before this problem is solved. I say gaining trust is the answer. The question is how? Personally I'm not in the vehicle graphic business, but I bet one of you are. Go get 'em tiger.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2789"

    Success is gained from the opportunity to work with other people. Even though not many people may know of my work, those that do know that it's really good. We as designers are the invisible wind that helps drive business forward.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://staging.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3082&id=2768"

    I think that the answer is simple. Charge people money for your time and ensure there is a written contract before the creative process begins. Only work with people you meet.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3079&id=1715"

    I imagine the turnover rate is higher at companies that avoid meaningful conflict resolution with mutual respect toward the design and sales team.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2398"

    I wish I could draw for a living, I haven't even touched my Prisma Colors for years, maybe I'll use the inspiration from this article to fuel my long-dormant and obsolete skills as a graphic artist. What a great article!

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2237"

    Fast forward to the present... I've found that the majority of the design community are right wing conservatives who have taken an art/craft and turned it into binary crap.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2643"

    Maybe its time to retire an outdated term. typeface should be shelved, font should be adapted as the proper term. This way we'll be less frustrated and we may focus on more important problems. To tell the truth, I've never really cared for design jargon. If someone talks the talk it doesn't mean that they can walk the walk.

  • Dylan T. Kilgore commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2611"

    If this law passes, the golden rule will take effect: "He who has the gold rules." Any company anywhere in this great country of ours may claim to have performed a "diligent" search for the author of the work that has already been used to promote their goods and services. The courts will naturally believe them and leave the original copyright holder in the poorhouse 99.9% of the time. It's this sort of vague legal language that has created many problems in our society today.

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