Kaye Kagaoan
Kaye Kagaoan




Freelance Digital Designer
New York, NY and Remote (Jul 2015 - present)

  • Deliver UI/UX solutions (e.g. visual interface elements, user flows, low to mid-fidelity prototypes, wireframes) for digital products and experiences such as iOS apps, websites, 

  • Design visual marketing assets (e.g. social media graphics, landing pages) while adhering to existing brand guidelines

  • Optimize deliverables across platforms by ensuring all visual assets–print or digital–employ appropriate file types, image dimensions/resolutions, et al. 

  • Write product and marketing copy for digital and print

  • Select clients: Irish International Business Network (IIBN), Purple Mountain Media, MAP Digital, High Ridge House, Wild Tomorrow Fund, Helping Other People (HOPe), Lokre Companies, ICOR Associates, Sunnyvale Brooklyn, House of Ladosha, Purple Tape Pedigree (PTP), Loveless Records

Creative Lead at Smigin
New York, NY (Jun 2014 - present)

  • Oversaw all creative direction of digital language learning products, reporting directly to Founder/CEO

  • Collaborated with team of 20+ developers, designers, product managers and content managers on continued product development to serve needs of users in 80+ countries

  • Led execution of UX design process for desktop and mobile products from low-fidelity wireframes and sitemaps to interface design, rapid prototyping, user flow documentation, shipping to developers, testing, and release

  • Designed Android version of Smigin Travel app by applying Material Design to original iOS interface

  • Developed brand voice and ensured brand consistency across digital platforms 

  • Produced creative and marketing deliverables across print, mobile and web, including graphic and UI design, copywriting/editing, newsletter, SEO, and video production/editing

Docent and Student Assistant at Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College
Clinton, NY
(Feb 2014 - May 2015)

  • Led tours and provided information to museum visitors and guests

  • Assisted in community engagement activities

  • Designed posters and publicity materials for student-led events

Digital Media Intern at Hamilton College Office of Communications and Development
Clinton, NY (Feb 2014 - May 2015)

  • Uploaded and managed content for Hamilton College website using Extensis Portfolio and SiteManager CMS

  • Created and edited graphics and copy using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign

  • Managed and edited content for Academics website redesign (launched 2015)

Co-Founder, former Web and Publicity Manager at College Admission Mentors for Peers in the Philippines
Manila, Philippines and Remote  (Feb 2012 - May 2014)

Creative development, production and marketing intern at Legendary
Burbank, CA  (Summer 2012)

  • Organized screenplays and non-disclosure agreements for current and future productions

  • Read screenplays and wrote coverage according to company’s brand

  • Researched and presented digital media marketing strategies for the company’s presence in future conventions, e.g. integrating video game consoles into interactive user experiences at Comic-Con



Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
B.A. English and Creative Writing (Honors)
Minor in Cinema and New Media Studies

International School Manila, Taguig, Philippines
International Baccalaureate Bilingual Diploma recipient



Hamilton College
2015 Creative Writing Honors
2014 Recipient, Scott Steven Morris '86 Fund
2012-2012 Dean's List recipient
2011 Recipient, full scholarship grant

International School Manila
2010 Quill and Scroll Honor Society
2004-2011 Recipient, Philippine Scholarship Program



Sketch, Prototyping (InVision), Adobe CC (Photoshop, InDesign, XD, Lightroom, Premiere, Illustrator)

Basecamp, Asana, Pimcore, JIRA

Fluent in English and Filipino



Recommendation Letters [2016]