K.T Graphic Design ✴ About 

Kyle Tranquilli is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. After graduating from the Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lang College with a dual degree in Communication Design and Culture & Media Studies, Kyle worked for brands such as Coach, J.Crew, and Saks Fifth Avenue, among many more. Additionally, Kyle has done freelance graphic design work in the film and television industry, working on films such as Bodies Bodies Bodies, Bruiser, and short commercials for Tubi. 
    Kyle’s personal work explores themes of memory, preservation, and visual documentation. Kyle is also an avid photographer and enjoys shooting street photographs on his Mamiya 645 Pro. Kyle is available for collaborations and new employment opportunities beginning September of 2023. 

Site updated 09.23
Saks Fall 23 Book

As a graphic designer at Saks, one of my responsibilities was designing seasonal shopping books. For Fall 2023, we partnered with our art directors to bring a relatable and real-world feeling to our photography and design. We swapped out our usual serif font for a graphic sans-serif that made the book feel fresh and exciting. 
    I was tasked with designing the “Fall Essentials” portion of the book. This section focused on core staple items that the customer should integrate into their fall wardrobe. 

  • Year: 2023
  • Software: Adobe InDesign
  • Typefaces: Trade Gothic

*Designed in partnership with the Saks design/art direction team

Coach Citysole Sneaker Posters

For the launch of the Citysole sneaker, Coach requested illustrations and posters detailing the functions of the shoe. I was commissioned to create the illustrations and poster designs. I created outlines of the shoe that eventually went on to be the final illustrations used on the marketing posters. The final posters were displayed in Coach stores all around the country.

  • Year: 2020
  • Fonts: GT America/Garamond Pro
  • Software: Adobe Photoshop/InDesign

J.Crew Email Design

At J.Crew, I assisted the email team with their monthly email designs. I designed emails calling out new arrivals, featured items, collaborations, and J.Crew rewards. 

  • Year: 2021–2022
  • Software: Adobe Photoshop

New York Times Father’s Day Saks Ad

While at Saks, one of my responsibilities was creating ads for various print publications. For father’s day, we partnered with professional surfer Mason Barnes and his dad to create a New York Times ad that felt youthful, playful, and fresh. The ad was published in the Sunday Style section of the New York Times on June 18th, 2023.

  • Year: 2023
  • Software: Adobe Photoshop/InDesign

J.Crew Influencer Web Page Design

As a Digital Designer at J.Crew, I was responsible for designing the J.Crew stories landing pages. J.Crew featured collaborations and interviews with various talents and often requested special landing pages to go along with each feature.

Click the links below to be brought to each webpage.

Brie Welch
Bullshot Book Club
Chrissy Rutherford
Florence Pugh

  • Year: 2020/2021
  • Fonts: GT America/Garamond Pro
  • Software: Adobe Photoshop/InDesign

Saks Email Design

As a graphic designer at Saks, one of my main responsibilities was designing marketing emails. Emails were created weekly alongside copywriters, producers, and content marketers. They were reviewed at the end of each week and sent out in blasts two weeks later.  
  • Year: 2023
  • Software: Adobe Photoshop

Saks Men’s Sneaker Campaign

For Fall 2022, I was tasked with designing branding for the Saks Men’s Sneaker Campaign. The campaign features photographs of each participating brand’s sneaker alongside links to shop for the shoes. The concept for the photography was to place the shoes in natural settings where the customers would likely wear the shoes.

Click the image to be brought to the article.

Year: 2022
Software: Adobe Photoshop/Adobe InDesign