Emily Kao

My Self

About

 Live from the stage/my workspace

Who is this "emoolymoo"?

Just like this nickname, my cultural background is multi-dimensional as a third culture Taiwanese American. Besides holding my clashing principles as a family-centric Taiwanese and an independently-driven American, I have also had the privilege of collecting various cultural traits from my global network of friends. Whether it’s through learning four years of Japanese, studying abroad in Copenhagen and Berlin, or loving Korean and Latino music, my adaptability and relatability has allowed me to naturally research and design with empathy.

Similarly, my creative practice is multi-disciplinary. My journey crafting across objects, installations, and experiences has helped inform my core interest in engaging people in meaningful/playful ways. I design collaboratively with brands to strategically curate experiences that introduce innovation and evoke change. Most recently, I was an Assistant Creative Designer at Future of StoryTelling (FoST), where I worked with the CMO and editors to design the digital and print experiences for clients like Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, Veuve Clicquot, and WeWork. In return, I gained valuable insight into the emerging creative tech industry and learned to adapt effective experiential storytelling techniques from immersive theater. 

With my RISD industrial design education and diverse cultural background, I hope to collaborate with a team of enthusiastic professionals to reimagine the next creative form of gathering. Let’s create a product launch, dining experience, pop-up installation, social experiment, urban intervention, therapeutic workshop, interactive performance, or a non-existent adventure!

Résumé and CV available upon request.