Yixuan Cao is a Ürümqi born, New York based graphic designer. She holds a BFA degree from the School of Visual Arts.

Previously, she worked at The Working Assembly, Gretel, Instrument, PepsiCo and School of Visual Arts. She is a part of Studio YSFT. She also freelance alongside.

Yixuan believes that design can be more inclusive than it is now. Getting out of the collective practice of western design education, she acknowledges that assumption was made and bias was formed, and there is no such thing as “universal communication.”

She is still seeking her own voice out of all the experience that shaped her. With that said, she is excited about different culture around the globe.


Feel free to grab coffee with her (in real life or virtually.)

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EDUCATION

School of Visual Arts
BFA Design

Parsons the New School for Design
Summer Intensive program



EXPERIENCE

Designer, DarkMatter Agency
2023—present

Designer, Studio YSFT
2022—present

Design Intern, The Working Assembly
New York, 2023

Design Intern, Gretel
New York, 2022

Design Intern, Instrument
New York/Remote, 2022

Design Intern, PepsiCo Design Innovation Team
Shanghai, 2020–2021

Designer, Masks For Unity
Social Movement, 2020

Teaching Assistant, School of Visual Arts
New York, Summer 2019

Orientation Leader, School of Visual Arts
New York, Summer 2019



TEACHING/GUEST CRITIC

Guest Critic, Interaction I
School of Visual Arts, 2023

Guest Critic, Interaction II
School of Visual Arts, 2023

Guest Critic, Basic Graphic Design II
School of Visual Arts, 2021

Guest Critic, Basic Graphic Design I
School of Visual Arts, 2019

Teaching Assistant
School of Visual Arts, 2018


PRO-BONO

Volunteer
Billion Oysters Project, 2018

Volunteer
New York Fashion Week, 2018



CONTACT

yixuancao1412@gmail.com