CV and Bio Portfolio

Recent Work

About the Artist

Designer and illustrator Kyle Jorve has always been enamored of stories of fantasy and science fiction.

This comes across in his work today in contrasting brushstrokes of vibrant color and depictions of original characters teeming with history and detail, as exemplified in pieces such as Sol, Berned, and Crows.

As a teenager, Jorve taught himself the medium of digital painting and fell in love with it. Not long after that, his paintings began to grow into universes of their own and inspired the works of fiction that he continues to write today.

Currently, Jorve works as a front end developer for a Tucson-based digital marketing company. In his free time he writes and illustrates his colorful worlds into life.




2015-2021 Graphic and Web Designer, Illustrator, Simply Bits / Desert Lab Studio

Created print, web, and electronic marketing materials for Simply Bits/Desert Lab Studio, its clients, and its various software products.

Did front end development and implementation of web designs in a variety of code languages, including JavaScript, CSS, SCSS, HTML, CSHTML, and more.

Created custom graphic and illustration work for a large variety of purposes including, but not limited to, marketing, web design, advertising, and product development.

Worked for many clients of differing types, such as charity organizations, family-owned and small businesses, ecommerce businesses, and software companies, to meet a variety of design needs and challenges, including web design, graphic design, packaging design, and illustration.

Attended trade shows to promote and sell Simply Bits' software products.

2015 New Nebula Comic Anthology

Wrote and illustrated an original story titled "Ivory and Sinew" for the comic book anthology New Nebula Volume 1.

2013-2015 Designer, Zarpara Vineyard

Created print marketing materials for Zarpara Vineyard. Did custom illustration work and graphic design.

2013 Intern, University of Arizona Digital Print Studio

Was responsible for printing in multiple formats and assisting customers in the digital print studio. Worked with a team to manage a steady flow of customers. Edited files to ensure optimum print quality. Helped maintain the functionality of large format printers.

Group and Juried Exhibitions

2016 Mesa Community College Alumni Exhibition

Exhibited three works of digital painting.

2013 University of Arizona Annual VisCom Show

Exhibited in the Lionel Rombach Gallery in Tucson, Arizona.

2012 University of Arizona Annual VisCom Show

Exhibited in the Lionel Rombach Gallery in Tucson, Arizona.

2012 Student Art Exhibition in Orvieto, Italy

Exhibited book and sequential art in the Fondazione Centro Studi in Orvieto, Italy.

2011 Figure Illustration Exhibition

Exhibited in the 5th on 6th Gallery in Tucson, Arizona.

2009 Mesa Community College Student Art Show

2008 Mesa Community College Student Art Show

2008 "Go Figure" Juried Exhibition

Exhibited in the Brio Fine Arts Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.


2013 Silver for Color Illustration

University of Arizona Student VisCom show.

2012 Bronze for Character Design

University of Arizona Student VisCom show.

2012 Gold for Black and White Illustration

University of Arizona Student VisCom show.

2010 Best of Mesa Arts and Cultural Festival

2009 Wacom Award for Digital Art

Mesa Community College Student Art Show

Special Skills

Design, Web Design, and Front End Development

Adobe CC, ProCreate, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, SCSS, CSHTML.

Have experience in working with multiple CMSs, such as Umbraco and Sitefinity.


2013 Bachelors of Fine Arts, Emphasis in Visual Communication

University of Arizona—graduated Summa Cum Laude.

2012 Studied Abroad in Orvieto, Italy

2009 Associates of Arts

Mesa Community College

2009 Associates of Fine Arts

Mesa Community College

Public Collections

Mesa Community College Life Sciences Building

Anatomy drawing on permanent display.