My focus is creating story-driven experiences that solve design problems and fill communication gaps. 
I spent first 6 years of my career in advertising creating narrative based work, that taught me the joy of crafting stories and working with wide range of production teams.  
My recent work has extended to experience based work including interactive installations. My work with Obscura gave me opportunities to collaborate closely with programmers, engineers, architects and scientists. I love learning new things and collaborating with new people, and always look for opportunities to challenge unknowns. 
Email  kayaono@gmail.com      Phone  917.868.5154     Links   Linked In | WNW | Behance


Experience
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Obscura Lead Designer, Jul. 2016 – Present
Experiential & immersive designs for permanent installations and events.
Clients: UCSF, MGM Cotai, Harper, CNN, Magic Planet 
 
Freelance Designer/ Illustrator, Apr. 2013 – Present
Hornet, Logan, Psyop, Charlex, 1st Avenue Machine, MPC, Eyeball, Royale, Loyal Kasper, ODD, Plus, Shilo
B-Reel, Local Projects, Wieden + Kennedy, Johnson & Johnson, Shutterstock, Stag & Hare, Ogilvy & Mather...etc.


Brand New School Designer, Oct. 2011 – Mar. 2013
Motion graphics for TV/ Interactive advertising
Clients: Bank of America, GE, Google, Tic Tac, Twizzlers, Target, Subway...etc.


Stardust Studio Designer, Aug. 10 – Sep. 2011
Motion graphics for TV/ Interactive advertising
Clients: BET, Google, Mercedes Benz, Verizon, Burlington, StarKist...etc.




Awards
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Graphis New Talent Annual 2011, Gold
The Art Directors Club National Scholarship: Graphic Design 2009
AIGA Flux09: Poster Design
SVA Motion Graphics Award 2009
Advertising / Graphic Department Scholarship 2009
Advertising / Graphic Department Scholarship 2008



Education
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School of Visual Arts
Graphic design/ Motion graphics major, graduation 2010
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