bubbles always rise to the top

fiZz Agency

results-driven, effervescent communication

WORK

fiZz is a boutique marketing communication firm.
Visit our copywriting arm at Free Range Copy. View our illustration and surface design at MegaGlam.
Learn more about our content development, education projects and design events at kHyal + Karl.

 

WHO

kHyal_avatar2012kHyal is an award-winning designer, creative director, writer and marketing consultant. In 2007, she founded fiZz Agency, a boutique marketing and communication design firm.

kHyal has held the positions of Creative Director at Microtech International, an innovative manufacturer of Apple Computer peripherals, and Circle.com (now Havas Worldwide) where she developed interactive campaigns for UPS, GAP and BMW. kHyal was co-founder and VP of Marketing for SunStar Publishing, a consumer software publisher, and Blowtorch Studios, an interactive agency and software development company. Before founding fiZz, she spent five years working in educational publishing spearheading digital initiatives for Harcourt and McGraw-Hill. She also served as Interim Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Stamford Hospital. Her diverse background has built high expertise in the high-tech, education, healthcare, consumer products and fashion industries, including sustainable initiatives.

kHyal majored in Mass Communications at Emerson College in addition to studies at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Art Institute of Boston; Boston Film and Video Foundation; Loyola Law School and Kodak’s Center for Creative Imaging. She completed the Sustainable Design Entrepreneur program at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in 2011.

kHyal has served on the MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City’s Marketing Committee; co-chaired the Fundraising Committee of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Los Angeles; and was an active member of the Connecticut Technology Council’s Vice President of Marketing Forum. She was a juror for the London Interactive Advertising Awards and Westchester Ad Club’s Big W Awards, a judge for Hasbro’s 2011 Project Upcycle Design Awards, served as Communications Chair for the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Metro-North Chapter from 2009–2010, and was invited to join the advisory board of GraphicDesign.com in 2012.

kHyal’s fine art and design have been exhibited in the American Visionary Art Museum, Pictoplasma–Berlin, New Britain Museum of American Art, la Gaîté Lyrique–Paris, Outsider Art Fair–New York, Housatonic Art Museum, City Museum–Washington–DC, Intuit–Chicago, EGGO Arte—Buenos Aires, Cooper Union, Aqua12 Miami, and galleries from New York to Los Angeles and London.

kHyal co-founded PUSH Workshops in 2007, PUSH Design Camp in 2010 and the Fairfield County Adobe Users Group in 2011. She is the creator of The Weather sKwirl™ and BlipWorld. kHyal designs one-of-kind upcycled apparel and accessories under the name kHyal Kouture and is a member of the Women’s Internet History Project. In early 2012, she launched MegaGlam to showcase her illustration, surface and character design — which includes a line of custom apparel and accessories. Her latest projects include Free Range Copy and Thrilling Projects.

kHyal has been a technology junkie since the 80s — beginning with a career in the high-end audio field with industry pioneer Mark Levinson — founder of Mark Levinson Audio Systems, Cello, Ltd., Red Rose Music and Daniel Hertz SA. During this time she consecutively created interactive artworks and installations including sound, light, animation and video projections. Before her first Mac, kHyal used an Amiga computer to create live MIDI music performances and video animation. She was a member of the Amiga Users Group at Yale University, and active in Silicon Alley in the 90s. Her first blog on kHyal.com featured the emerging technology scene in New York City in 1996.

Speaking engagements and workshops include: FleetBoston Financial’s Women Entrepreneurs’ Connection, Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) Annual Career Conference, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Sacred Heart University, Connecticut Art Directors Club (CADC) Student Conference, The Creative Circus–Atlanta, School of Visual Arts (SVA)–New York, The Grove–New Haven, HOW Design Live–Boston Creative Freelancers Conference, Hygienics Academy and The Amistad Center for Art & Culture at The Wadsworth Atheneum.

Download kHyal’s professional resume as a PDF.

WHAT

We are fiZzicists!

We believe in the power of analytical data and effervescence — those tiny bubbles that tickle your nose and make your mouth tingle.

We partner, short or long-term, with you and your team to bring fresh collaborative ideas to the table and execute them with seamless results.

We’ve worked extensively in healthcare, luxury goods, publishing, technology, fashion, entertainment, education, consumer products and corporate communications.

We’re fast, fun, friendly, professional, creative, hardworking, motivated and accountable.

fiZz provides comprehensive solutions for startups and smaller companies — and, teams up with big agencies, large brands and Fortune 500 companies to provide selective expertise on key projects.

Our skill set includes, but is not limited to:

  • Marketing Strategy
  • Brand Messaging
  • Visual Identity
  • Naming
  • Creative Direction
  • Public Relations
  • Project Management
  • Communication Design
  • Website/Digital Design
  • Research/Content Development
  • Copywriting
  • Blogging
  • Social Media Planning, Training and Execution
  • Ideation and Creative Execution of Events and Trade Shows
  • Creative Economy and Economic Development Initiatives
  • Education, Workshops and Talks on all of the above

CLIENTS

C O R P O R A T E

  • Aetna
  • Agilix
  • Bankers Trust Manhattan
  • Black&Decker
  • Blue Buffalo Company
  • BMW
  • Cello, Ltd.
  • Diageo
  • GAP
  • General Electric
  • Geneva Watch Group
  • Hartford Steam Boiler
  • IBM
  • Iomega
  • Konica Minolta
  • Lexmark
  • Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy
  • Mackenzie Consultants
  • Media 100
  • Morgan Beaumont
  • Microtech International
  • Neurogen
  • OfficeMax
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Red Rose Music, New York
  • Sharp Electronics
  • UPS
  • VML Restaurant Group
  • Warburg Dillon Read

H E A L T H C A R E

  • American Lung Association
  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
  • Children’s Health and Wellness Center of Danbury Hospital
  • Danbury Hospital
  • Danbury Office of Physician Services
  • Eastern New York Medical Services
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Stamford Hospital
  • UCONN Health Center
  • Western Connecticut Health Network
  • Western Connecticut Medical Group
  • Women’s Center for Psychotherapy, Los Angeles

S T U D I O S / A G E N C I E S

  • Anita Soos Design
  • Barrotti Pictures
  • Bertoldi Design
  • CD Squared
  • Circle.com
  • creativeplacement
  • Epicure of Design
  • Euro RSCG, CT/NY
  • Free Range Copy
  • Group Four Design
  • Hagopian Ink, NY
  • Harrison Jenkins Design
  • Havas Worldwide
  • Mascola Advertising
  • MegaGlam
  • Motion Camera, Los Angeles
  • Silver Creative Group
  • Siegelvision
  • Tanen Direct
  • The Bananaland
  • WondriskaRusso Associates

N O N – P R O F I T

  • A Better World by Design Conference
  • The 12 Million Dog March
  • The Canadian Consulate, New York
  • The Connecticut Prison Association, Correctional Arts Program
  • The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven
  • The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven
  • The MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City
  • The Riedel & Cody Fund
  • Tree Conservancy of Darien
  • Saint John’s Community Services, Washington, DC
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Los Angeles
  • YMCA
P U B L I S H I N G

  • Art/Life Limited Editions
  • Art New England
  • HarperCollins, New York
  • Lexicon Magazine, AU
  • Mondo 2000 Magazine
  • MacWorld Magazine
  • MacUser Magazine
  • MacWeek Magazine
  • PC Magazine
  • Paper Magazine
  • The Daily Front Row
  • The Daily Swim
  • The Net Magazine
  • The Silicon Alley Reporter, New York

E D U C A T I O N

  • Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
  • The School of Visual Arts (SVA)
  • Fairfield County Adobe Users Group
  • PUSH Workshops
  • PUSH Design Camp
  • Kirchoff Wohlberg
  • NETS (Scholastic, McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, SRA, HarperCollins)
  • St. John’s College, Sante Fe–Annapolis
  • SunStar Publishing

A R T / D E S I G N

  • 305 Knowlton Street
  • 4Heads Governors Island Art Fair
  • Bert Stern, Photographer, New York
  • City of Norwalk, Department of Economic Development
  • City by the Sea Art Fair
  • Coffee House Records
  • Elm City Handmade Etsy Street Team
  • Elevator Music
  • Gallery 305K
  • Henry Boxer Gallery, London
  • International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, CT
  • Irreplaceable Artifacts, NY
  • New Haven Office of Cultural Affairs
  • Norwalk 2.0
  • Margaret Bodell, Curator
  • Melanie Eve Barocas, Photographer
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • The Outsider Art Fair, NY
  • Pictoplasma
  • Project Storefronts
  • Real Art Ways
  • Sanford Smith Associates, NY
  • SoNo Spaces
  • SoNo Studios
  • The Butterflies of Love
  • Umbrella Arts, NY
  • Vito Bonanno, Artist

T R A D E S H O W S

  • COAST Fashion Trade Exhibition, NY
  • Designers & Books, NY

E N T E R T A I N M E N T

  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • Pseudo Programs, NY
  • Showtime Networks

TEAM

kHyal™

kHyal™

Head fiZzicist View Details
Tyler

Tyler

fiZz Lab Tech View Details
Scootie + Squeaks

Scootie + Squeaks

Super Models + Comic Relief View Details
kHyal™

kHyal™

Head fiZzicist

kHyal founded fiZz in 2007. You can read her complete bio in the WHO section.

Tyler

Tyler

fiZz Lab Tech

Tyler is in charge of all things tech — from keeping our network running smoothly — to video editing with Final Cut Pro and animation with Adobe After Effects. Tyler attended the School of Visual Arts in New York, in addition to training at Noble Desktop and The Type Studio. He also studied Network Security and Network Computing, and was among a select group accepted into the CT Film Industry Training Program, funded by a grant from the Film Division of the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism, where he earned a certificate in motion picture sound production.

Scootie + Squeaks

Scootie + Squeaks

Super Models + Comic Relief

No creative studio is complete without pets. Scootie and Squeaks are always on hand to brainstorm creative ideas and have been professional models for some of our clients. #sweet

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