Lynn-Kai Chao

Graphic Designer and Photographer

San Francisco, CA, USA

Work Experience


Senior Graphic Designer

April 2012 - California, United States

UC Davis Nutrition

Illustrator/Graphic Designer

Designed, researched, and created materials and workbooks for low income families as well as 4-6th grade schools. Design includes working with suitable and appropriate typography and visual elements specific and beneficial to the project. These materials sourced information about the eating habits from these low income families and kids. The data was used to implement ways in helping them meet nutrition standards of the USDA, NIH, EFNEP, FSNEP, as well as other organizations. Workbooks for the 4-6th graders contained California Content Standards in math as well as teaching nutrition through everyday math assignments/topics.
February 2006 - August 2009 Davis, California, United States

LKC Studios - I AM LKC


Consult with prospective clients about wedding packages, desires and communicate needs/wants. Shoot wedding events. Edit, touchup, and deliver final projects in the form of albums or discs. Maintain records, contracts, budget as well as develop a visual identity and packaging for final products. Update advertising opportunities and places such as website, facebook, google+, wedding review sites.
July 2008 - San Francisco, California, United States


California College Of The Arts

MFA Design

After spending 3 years at UCDavis Nutrition working as a graphic designer, I moved back home to learn more about Design at CCA.
August 2009 - May 2011 San Francisco, California, United States

UC Davis

Visual Communications/Design

Took 2 years to complete junior college general electives before transferring to complete my B.S. Design degree.
September 2004 - August 2006 Davis, California, United States


English (Native),
Mandarin (Conversational),
Hakka (Conversational),
German (Advanced),



Star on Fire


Fearless Photographers

Award Winning image found in Collection 9 of Fearless's annual awards

2012 Editor's Choice



Adobe, Design, Email Design, General DIY Handiwork, Illustration, Illustrator, Indesign, Landing Page Design, Lightroom, Miniature Model Building, Page Layout, Photo Manipulation, Photography, Photoshop, Print, Web Design,