Kyle Ellison

Kyle Ellison, IDSA
Founder | Trailside Creative
Chair, IDSA Austin Chapter | 2022-2023


Kyle Ellison is an industrial designer, maker, and builder with a love for the outdoors and a passion for building meaningful user experiences. Kyle has spent the last 15 years designing award-winning products in the outdoor and action sports industries for brands such as Giro Sport Design, Bell Helmets, and YETI Coolers. 

He began his career designing helmets in the mountains of Santa Cruz, CA, and after years of consulting on the side, founded Trailside Creative, LLC in Austin, TX in 2018. Trailside Creative is a boutique design and user experience consultancy based in South Austin, with a mission to create products and experiences that inspire and motivate people to embrace active, healthy lifestyles.