Getting to Know Us: Kyle Paape

Recently we introduced you to our Business Development Manager, Jim Vozzella, who goes above and beyond to help bring our clients’ print projects come to life. For the next installment in our Getting to Know Us series, we’d like you to meet Kyle Paape, our in-house Graphic Designer.

Kyle works hand-in-hand with our clients to create original designs across a variety of formats. Brochures, pamphlets – you name it, Kyle has probably done it.

Paape Kyle

"My favorite part of the design process is all the problem solving that goes into creating a successful project."

How long have you been working at Aloha?

I have been working at Aloha for 2 years.

What made you interested in design? 

Well I‘ve always loved art, but graphic design appealed to me because of how wide of an audience there is. It is great seeing your work in the hands of other people that may not have seen it otherwise.

What’s your favorite part of the design process? Why? 

My favorite part of the design process is all the problem solving that goes into creating a successful project. As a graphic designer, it’s my job to get the client's message across to their clients. Whether it’s figuring out how to layout the type or what imagery should be used, I always enjoy being able to create a piece that fits with our client's message.

What’s one of your favorite projects you’ve ever had a hand in? Why

My favorite project was a holiday card for a newer client. They were able to provide a basic concept for us, but after taking a look at the assets they sent our way, I discovered that their original plan would not work.

So instead, I took their original concept and created an alternative that, after feedback and an edit, the client really enjoyed.

Outside of work, what other hobbies or interests do you have?

Outside of work I enjoy playing bass and computer programming. Lately I have been able to use my programming skills at work to create scripts that's can handle the most common files we receive, as well as some less common ones.

If you could give one piece of advice to customers before submitting a print job, what would it be?

The internet may be a great way to figure out how to create a PDF for print, but it isn't a great place to pull images from. Images on a web page do not need to be a high resolution to be displayed and they are also compressed to a lower quality so they will load faster. Don’t just download an image from a Google search and call it a day, instead use stock photography sites with high resolution images. 

For more tips on how you can build a successful relationship with a graphic designer, click here.           

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