kHyal co-founded PUSH Workshops in 2007, talentEd in 2008, DesignerGrill in 2009, 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. Most recently, she launched MegaGlam to showcase her illustration, surface and character design — which includes a line of custom apparel and accessories.
Before founding fiZz — kHyal held positions ranging from Creative Director to VP of Marketing and Public Relations in a series of technology companies, healthcare organizations, educational publishing firms and big digital agencies. She also co-founded a software publishing company and a digital marketing and software development firm.
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, Cooper Union, and galleries from New York to Los Angeles and London.
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 and The Grove–New Haven.