Director, Design Strategy
Kar Yan is a biologist and inter-disciplinary designer. Kar Yan's areas of focus include the research, visioning and strategy, communications and visual identity work. In her work, she tries to help clients tell their story by working with them to figure out their who they are and what they do, translating their core purpose and offering into visual and verbal expressions. Clients include the new Design Society in Shenzhen, China, The University of Waterloo, E. & J. Gallo Winery, Dream Unlimited, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
She studied at the University of British Columbia with focuses in genetics, health sciences, and ecology. Kar Yan went on to complete a postgraduate study at the Institute without Boundaries that explored sustainable design and culture through a holistic, systems approach.