Yvonne Cao

Associate Professor
Fine Arts Building 236

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


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 30463 Experience Design

Areas of Focus

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

Yvonne Cao is a designer, typographer, and educator. Cao holds an MFA in Graphic Design from Louisiana State University. She teaches typography, UIUX, motion graphics, and publication design at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX.

Cao’s professional graphic design work has received recognition from GRAPHIS, HOW International Design Awards, Summit International Awards, American Advertising Awards, and UCDA Design awards. She authored Visual Translation — a research paper on facilitating smooth visual transitions in cross-cultural branding through typography. Moving beyond the traditional, her work introduces an innovative methodology for designing typefaces using existing Latin typefaces. She is a frequent participant and presenter at TypeCon and AIGA conferences.