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Yuan Guo

  • Senior Designer at Snap Inc.
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Freelance Design + Motion at Self Employed
  • Designer at Compass /


California College of the Arts, Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.), Design



My name is Yuan Guo, and I’m a visual designer based in California. My focus is communication through visual language (both static and moving). I work in the cross-section of culture, history, technology and art. I believe in the complexity of humanity. It is in this complexity that design can flourish. I’m a constant learner, maker, and explorer. Always un-assuming, questioning, and having fun with it. My portfolio can be seen here:


  • Senior Designer

    Snap Inc.

    January 2019 – Present(9 months)

  • Freelance Design + Motion

    Self Employed

    August 2018 – December 2018(4 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Provided graphic and motion design services to Frog Design, Hook, and MakeSpace.

  • Designer

    Compass /

    December 2016 – July 2018(1 year 7 months)San Francisco Bay Area

    Lead graphic design projects to help create a unified image of the brand for customers.

  • Graphic Designer


    November 2013 – July 2014(8 months)Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

    Worked on product ideas, graphic design, and marketing strategy.

  • Junior Art Director

    Ogilvy & Mather

    February 2013 – October 2013(8 months)Hong Kong

    Art directed advertising solutions and provided graphic design for a wide variety of clients.

  • Graphic designer

    Lemon101 Design Hong Kong Ltd.

    May 2012 – January 2013(8 months)

    Designed branding, layouts, websites, icons, and packaging.


  • California College of the Arts

    Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.), Design

    2014 – 2016

  • Shenzhen University

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Advertising Design

    2007 – 2011


  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Mandarin Chinese

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Cantonese Chinese

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Layout
  • Motion Graphic
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Creative Direction
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Logo Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Branding & Identity
  • Branding Consultancy
  • Brand Positioning
  • InDesign
  • Page Layout
  • Photoshop
  • Concept Development
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Typography
  • Web Design
  • Cinema 4D
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Brand Design

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Yuan cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts and Culture
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Science and Technology