Kathy Tieu


At the age of 8, my mom taught me how to code, my dad acquired Photoshop for me, and I spent the rest of elementary school designing and building websites for my virtual pets on an online game. I spent a lot of time combing through source code and figuring out how things worked before experimenting on how I would tell the story of my imaginary animals within a webpage limited to a thousand characters.

Today, I still approach the design process in the same way: I make sense of things to communicate efficiently. I love the challenge of strategically working around constraints with special interest in how responsible user research, business strategies, and design interacts. I strive to find what matters most from people’s experiences to tell the most clean and concise stories to design and build upon.

Thank you for reading, I look forward to meeting you!

  • Contact Kathy Tieu



    Sony Media Cloud Services
    Design Contractor
    September 2014 - Present
    Culver City, California

    Stuart Karten Design
    Industrial Design Intern
    September 2015 - December 2015
    Marina del Rey, California

    Art Center College of Design
    Teaching Assistant
    September 2014 - August 2016
    Pasadena, California

  • Gallery/Exhibit

    Student Gallery
    Hifi - Rapid Prototyped Headphones
    Packet - Collaborative Notebook
    Teavana - Brand Packaging


    2015 CWWWR Awards - Second Place
    The Dieline
    In recognition of Teavana
    December 2015

    Core Strengths

    , ,