Yvonne Cao

Assistant Professor
Graphic Design
Moudy North 210

yvonne.cao@tcu.edu | 817-257-4401

Education

MFA, Graphic Design, School of Art, Louisiana State University (2012)
BA, Mass Communication, Department of Electronic Media Production, Middle Tennessee State University(2009)
Department of Journalism and Communication, Hunan Normal University, Hunan, China

Courses Taught

ARGD 30423 Publication Design
ARGD 30453 Computer Application to Graphic Design
ARGD 30473 Advanced Computer Application to Graphic Design
ARGD 10143 Intro to Visual Communication

Areas of Focus

Cross-cultural branding, typography, interactive design, UI/UX design and motion graphics.

Yvonne Cao is a designer, typographer, and educator. Cao holds an M.F.A. in Graphic Design from Louisiana State University. She currently teaches interactive design, typography, and publication design at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Cao draws on her dual cultural backgrounds and has worked for renowned clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Colgate, Coca-Cola, and Chevrolet. She is also a designer for Pier 1 Imports.

Cao’s professional graphic design work has received recognition from the HOW International Design Awards, Summit International Awards, American Advertising Awards, Horizon Interactive Awards and UCDA Design award. She authored “Visual Translation,” a research about how to facilitate a smooth visual transition in cross-cultural branding through typography. Moving beyond the traditional, her work introduces an innovative methodology for designing typefaces using existing Latin typefaces. She presented her work at TypeCon 2012 & 2016 and AIGA conference.