Hey! I'm Carolyn, a UX Designer & researcher with experience designing for the web, mobile, film, and 3D animation platforms. I'm passionate about solving problems and incorporating research into design. 

I've worked as a bartender, film producer, illustrator, print designer, printmaker, drawing instructor, court translator, human trafficking court counselor, and more. Through my varied experiences, I strive to understand the people who I am designing for, everything from their motivation to what they aim to achieve. I believe that User Experience is about bringing accessibility online and offline, and empowering and improving the lives of those using the system I designed.

You can find me teaching figure drawing on the weekends in Brooklyn, painting/drawing and probably replaying old SNES games just because. 


I'd love to hear about you and your projects! Please email me at mail@carolynjao.com or use the forum below to get in touch. I'm currently an interaction designer at Yodle but am available for limited consulting roles. Also, I have a great network of designers who I'm happy to refer you to!

Download my current resume here, or find me on Linkedin. Oh, and I'm a proud alumni of General Assembly!