Tyler Killer Infographics Employee

Name: Tyler Stockdale
Title: Graphic Designer

State your job description:
I sometimes like to think of my job as being a sort of “creative blender.” I start with an overview of our client’s goals, our target audience, and the subject matter we are communicating. I find the correct and appropriate ways of presenting all this information, add ways of generating visual interest, and mix it all into a final product.

How did you come to work at Killer Infographics?
When I was in school a friend of mine had started working at Killer and let me know of an internship opening. I worked 3 days a week for the summer and went back to school in the fall to finish up my degree. After I finished my BFA, I got a message from my old project manager asking whether I would be interested in a full time position, and I accepted!

What do you enjoy most about working at Killer?
Apart from my fellow co-workers and the bonds we have built internally here at Killer, I would say that it is a blessing that I get to illustrate almost every single day. The kind of work we do pushes me in strange and strenuous ways, and I wouldn’t be the illustrator I am today without having the challenges that I have encountered here the past couple of years.

What has been your favorite project and why?
My favorite project I ever worked on at Killer is the Carrington Allergies PSA.

This project really spoke to me because of the way we decided to tell the story. The anthropomorphizing of allergy struggles was absolutely hilarious, and I spent the entirety of the project giggling while creating silly characters and their interactions. I’ve never had a clearer view of how I wanted to approach a project, and I’ve rarely had so much fun on a motion graphic.

Apart from your work at Killer Infographics, what are some side projects or hobbies you have outside of the office?
As an artist, I love to draw and paint a lot. I am a muralist and have painted quite a few walls for businesses around the city over the years. Painting is an amazing break from digital design, and I find the challenges it provides really enjoyable. It’s also a great way to be creative and not feel like I am still at the day job. Variety is the spice of life!

Outside of the creative world, I have started to become an avid backpacker, mountaineer, and rock climber. You can find me at the climbing gym a couple of times per week, and I like to get out into the mountains as often as I can.

Eric Tra

Author Eric Tra

Eric Tra is the marketing director at Killer Visual Strategies. Originally from Spokane, Washington, Eric received degrees in marketing and fine art from Gonzaga University. After graduating, he moved to Seattle with the hopes of of pursuing a career in the city’s thriving tech community. Since earning a position at Killer Visual Strategies at the beginning of 2013, he has been at the forefront of all marketing activities within the company, including content strategy, lead generation, and social media management. Some of Eric’s other strengths in the office are geared toward internal project management; he currently leads the development of content pieces such as blog posts, ebooks, and more.

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