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Portfolio Website: www.ktsaodesigns.

com

Kelly Tsao k.tsao.designs@gmail.com


(314) 328-0823

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
Washington University in St. Louis Leidos, GAITHERSBURG, MD
DUAL DEGREE MAY 2017 UX/UI Designer and Researcher, DEC 2017–PRESENT
Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts Conduct user research, UX heuristic evaluations, and usability testing
Bachelor of Fine Arts Design sketches, wireframes, proofs of concept, prototypes, and user interfaces
Major in Communication Design Collaborate with program managers, developers, and the client to design and
(concentration in Interaction Design) deliver user-centric websites and services
Apply visual design to client collateral and Leidos presentations and proposals
Olin Business School Advocate for design thinking throughout the program
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Major in Marketing
Resonate, RESTON, VA
École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris Marketing and UX/UI Design Associate, JUNE-OCT 2017
Master in Management Exchange Student Analyzed clients’ account health and visualized top and worst performers in Excel
JAN-MAY 2015 for strategic reference by senior executives in preparation for designing
targeted guides for clients under-utilizing the service
SKILLS Observed & synthesized company processes to design personas & service maps
Designed infographics, landing pages, banner ads, emails, and marketing material
Coding: HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery such as presentation slides, flyers, articles, and white papers
Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, Wrote blog articles and press releases, collected a daily industry news roundup
InDesign, Experience Design and interacted with martech news on social media
Prototyping: Sketch, Axure, Omnigraffle, InVision Researched competitors to prepare sales team for new product launch; also
iWork: Keynote performed secondary market research on industry trends
Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel (with VBA),
PowerPoint KTsaoDesigns
Languages: native English; advanced French; Freelance UX, Web, and Visual Designer, JULY 2016–MAY 2017
conversational Chinese; beginning Italian Designed personal websites, mobile app wireframes, posters, flyers, corporate
documents, and presentations for individuals and companies
EXTRACURRICULARS
AIGA: Student Member (2016-2017)
Umba Box, ST. LOUIS, MO
Taylor Community Consulting Program: Marketing Intern, JUNE–AUG 2016
Communication Lead (Oct-Dec 2016) Designed promotional material and wrote content for email and social media
Boeing Case Competition: campaigns: a product giveaway and a contest to win an artist fellowship from
Project Manager (Oct-Dec 2015) Umba Box; gained 1605 new subscribers (14.2% increase in audience)
Concert Choir: Soprano (Jan 2014-Dec 2016) Communicated remotely with artist partners to lead marketing campaigns
Senate, Student Union:
Secretary & Art Senator (Aug-Dec 2014) Washington University College Prep Program, ST. LOUIS, MO
Congress of the South 40: Design Thinking Teaching Assistant, MAY–JUNE 2016
Academic Chair (2013-2014); Guided high-speed brainstorming exercises, iterative prototyping sessions, and
Assembly Representative (2012-2013) user research interviews
Mentored high-achieving, low-income high schoolers from St. Louis region by
building their teamwork, communication, leadership, and presentation skills

Paramount Pictures, LOS ANGELES, CA


International Creative Advertising Intern, JUN–AUG 2015
Created and updated production timelines for summer & upcoming fall movies
Redesigned the nightly creative asset update email newsletter
Rebranded a company-wide employee engagement initiative