Yixuan Cao is a Ürümqi born, New York based graphic designer. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2022.

Previously, she worked at Gretel, Instrument, PepsiCo and School of Visual Arts. She also does freelance work 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

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


School of Visual Arts
BFA Design, 2017–2022

Parsons the New School for Design
Summer Intensive program, 2016


Design Intern, Gretel
New York, October 2022–Present

Design Intern, Instrument
New York/Remote, Summer 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


Billion Oysters Project, 2018

New York Fashion Week, 2018