Now you've done it. You've managed to sneak into the deep dark closet of our past. Actually, this is Kyle's deep dark past. Just consider this more than you might want to know. The information below should allow some insight as to why Kyle produces the types of photography you see in his portfolio. Over the years, photography has played a major role for Kyle and his creative endeavors in one way or another.
1985 : : Having grown up in Dallas, Texas, Kyle found himself working for Case Harris, an advertising firm located in the heart of the creative environs down on McKinney Avenue. While there, he assisted art directors and creative directors with tasks from running a stat camera to laying out identity programs for large national clients. It was there that he learned which side of the agency was more fun than the other.
1988 : : In an effort to continue his creative career pursuits, he worked for Wilson Lass, a small but influential advertising firm in Breckenridge, Colorado. His initial tasks involved setting up and operating new technology for layout and design…yes, the Mac computer. Benefits included taking off early when eight inches of new powder covered the ski slopes.
1992 : : Back in Dallas, Kyle did a brief stint with two fantastic and highly respected design firms—Sulivan Perkins and RBMM. He experienced the great pleasure of working with creative giants such as Ron Sullivan, Brian Boyd, Steve Miller, Mark Perkins, Jon Flaming, Art Garcia, Dan Richards and others. Their influence on how Kyle approaches creative problems can be seen even today.
Later that same year, Kyle landed the job of all jobs with American Way Magazine. Imagine publishing a first class, award winning magazine 24 times a year. Imagine the fun of hiring the best creative talents (photographers and illustrators) and creating fresh innovative design with their work. While the pace was relentless, Kyle gained a great deal of experience and industry recognition while producing leading editorial. It is this position he held for three years that has influenced his photographic career the greatest.
1995 : : At a very early age, Kyle knew he wanted to own and run his own creative company. Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, he experienced multiple ventures—beyond running a neighborhood lemonaid stand. It was in 1995 that he formed a small graphic design firm, Dreier Design, in Dallas, Texas.
1998 : : Would you believe Kyle Dreier was a fulltime Illustrator? The bulk of his work was editorial for magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens, Ladies Home Journal, The New York Times Magazine, Amercian Way Magazine and Individual Investor. Other clients also included United Airlines and IBM. It was in 1998 that Kyle and his wife made the brave move to Nashville, TN with no musical intentions (or abilities).
???? : : There is a period of time in Kyle's professional career that often gets overlooked. The dates are unclear but it is thought to have been between 1999 and 2009. There is speculation, and some reasonable suspicion, that Kyle started a web hosting company called DogBark.com. There is also word of Kyle working with investment real estate in Florida as a real estate broker. We have yet to get an official statement from Kyle regarding these allegations—however his knowledge in these areas is more than casual.
2004 : : With a head-first dive into digital photography, Kyle made a new commitment with regards to his photography work. Over the next few years, Kyle's photography would evolve to focusing on his passion—food photography.
Today : : Nothing drives Kyle more than his insatiable desire to push his own creative bounds and test the limits of current technology and photographic tools. It's this left-brain/right-brain ping pong match that keeps work fun and interesting for Kyle and his photography.