My focus is creating meaningful experiences integrating design and technology. I'm currently an experience design lead at Gensler creating digital experiences in built environments. I lead various scales of projects from experience strategy to interactive media production. 
Prior to moving to the Bay Area, I spent first 6 years of my career as a motion graphics designer in advertising. Creating narrative based work taught me the joy of crafting stories and working with wide range of production teams. 
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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Gensler Experience Design Lead, Apr. 2019 – Present
Leading creative and productions for experiential installations in built environments. I lead the team of designers, technologists, and design managers (producers) throughout the process from experience strategy to contents production. The current projects include corporate headquarters and commercial buildings.

Clients: Adobe, LinkedIn, 88 Kearny
Obscura Lead Designer, Jul. 2016 – Present
Creative lead, art direction, and design for 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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