After growing up in a small town of less than 200 people in rural Saskatchewan, Lyle relocated to Vancouver BC, attended Blanche MacDonald Centre for Applied Design, and worked for MAC Cosmetics for over fifteen years. Once Lyle decided to focus solely on his artistic practice, his career skyrocketed. In 2019, he was named one of the Vogue World 100 (the top 100 people selected by Vogue Magazine for pushing boundaries of art, beauty and style, released his book Lyle XOX: Head of Design published by Rizzoli New York and launched at Bergdorf Goodman. Later that year Lyle was hosted by both the Dutch fashion house Viktor & Rolf and Cirque du Soleil to witness his process. CBC produced a full-length documentary Random is my Favourite Colour released in July, and three months later his book won an International Photography Award.