Kyle Bean Hornet | STASH MAGAZINE

Hornet Inc. Signs Designer/director Kyle Bean

From the release:

Hornet Inc., the full-service production studio with offices in New York City, is proud to announce the signing of designer and director Kyle Bean. Kyle’s work, be it for Google or Verizon, Kinfolk or the Financial Times, is tactile; constructed by Kyle himself or in collaboration with a team.

“We’re so used to seeing things that are created entirely within a computer,” he says, “My finished work can be quite polished and graphic, but I like that in the creation of something tangible you see the imperfections, how elements are combined, how materials are used. It creates an inherent humor, a story, that we can all relate to.”

With his representation by Hornet, Kyle intends to move further into moving image. “It’s not a leap,” says Michael Feder, Hornet’s Managing Director. “He works in such a physical way, from concept to finished piece, that it can easily culminate in a photograph or a 30-second short, while maintaining the same wit and respect for the subject matter.”

It’s an exciting foundation for Kyle, who, over the last six years, has found himself working increasingly with agencies such as Wieden+Kennedy and Droga5 to create full-scale campaigns. “I love how moving image can make you feel,” he says. “How it can express things through light, sound and sequence. It’s a passion that comes from that era of cinema where you could take someone to another world by way of a studio. It’s why I do what I do today.”

Kyle Bean is represented by Hornet for motion work in the USA. He has worked as a designer and art director for the past six years, creating illustrations, still images and shorts for Louis Vuitton, Emirates, Prudential, the New York Times, Wired and Scientific American. In 2011, he was recognized as an ADC Young Gun.

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