COOPER KAO
Visual Designer

With over 5 years of experience, Cooper has worked with clients in startup/tech help building company brand, website and visual. Currently, he is a freelance designer working on products, websites and brands, focusing on shaping the digital experience for startups, transforming their visionary concepts into captivating digital visuals and efficient design framework that define their unique brand presence.

Off-screen, Cooper enjoys time with his cats, running marathons, cycling, capturing the moment of his life with photography and music playlist. His goal in 2024 is to complete a full triathlon and become an Ironman 

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Cooper Kao (Tzu-Cheng Kao)

+886 978513856
hi@cooperkao.design
cooperkao.design


Experience

California College of the Arts
BFA in Graphic Design
San Francisco, CA

Spring 2016–May 2019




Northeastern University
BFA in Graphic Design
Boston, MA
Fall 2014–Fall 2015



Skill

Design
Branding
Brand Strategy
Design System
UX/UI Design
Logo Design
Presentation
Packaging
Publication
Typeface Design
Photography
Motion
Letterpress
Risograph 

Software
Adobe Creative Suite
Google’s G Suite
Keynote
Figma
Glyphs
Sketch
InVision
Principle

Coding Language
HTML
CSS
Javascript


Experience

Freelance Designer
Cooper Kao Design
Remote
January 2023–Current

  • Helped worldwide startup companies in achieving their objectives through the execution of print and digital design, encompassing identity design, print materials, responsive websites, presentation and branding.


Product Designer
Standard Metrics
Remote
September 2022–December 2022

  • Collaborated with designers, strategists, and engineers to conceptualize and introduce digital solutions with rapid prototyping strategy that help improve product user experience.


Visual Designer
Standard Metrics
Remote
February 2021–September 2022

  • Developed a branding design strategy encompassing logo creation, visual identity elements, typography, color palette, and brand guidelines to establish a consistent and impactful brand image across various platforms and communication channels.
  • Designed Standard Metrics marketing initiatives


Visual Designer
Addepar
Mountain View, CA
November 2019–November 2020

  • Designed Addepar website and worked with developers and marketing team to bring it to life across platforms.
  • Developed new Addepar brand and create design system 
  • Designed Addepar marketing initiatives


Design Fellow
8VC
San Francisco, CA
June 2019–October 2019

  • Designed 8VC marketing initiatives including event branding, invitations, posters, and presentations.
  • Worked with developers and designed multiple websites for different focus fields.
  • Created brand guideline for various 8VC events.
  • Designed presentation decks, whitepapers and Word Document and PowerPoint templates.


Designer  
TBD* Design Studio
San Francisco, CA
September 2018–December 2018

  • Design lead on branding project for Potrero 
    Boosters Neighborhood Association—deliverables include identity, brand system, brand guidelines and business collateral.
  • Supporting other designer on various different design projects.


Visual Design Intern
Punchcut
San Francisco, CA
May 2018–August 2018

  • Designed user interface for websites and apps for e-commerce and medical research companies, as well as a visual prototype for a virtual assistant.
  • Designed a versatile identity system for Punchcut employees that includes a custom typeface.







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