Kai Horan
 

WELCOME

My name is Kai Horan and I am an Austin based Poduct Designer & UX Researcher. this is where I hang my work. hope you enjoy and feel free to reach out with any questions.

 
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Click or tap here to dive deep into the aspect of trust within a peer to peer marketplace.

Click or tap here to dive deep into the aspect of trust within a peer to peer marketplace.

Click or tap here to uncover usability insights around TxDOT’s online newsroom initiative.

Click or tap here to uncover usability insights around TxDOT’s online newsroom initiative.

Click or tap here to view the McDonald's Burger Showdown as well as McDonald’s social content

Click or tap here to view the McDonald's Burger Showdown as well as McDonald’s social content

Click or tap here to select one of four Sherri Hill projects.

Click or tap here to select one of four Sherri Hill projects.

Click or tap here to select to view my work for AG Jeans

Click or tap here to select to view my work for AG Jeans

Click or tap here to view the Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen mobile application.

Click or tap here to view the Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen mobile application.

Click or tap here to view the Oasis Brands website

Click or tap here to view the Oasis Brands website

Click or tap here to view the Campbell Modeling Agency microsite

Click or tap here to view the Campbell Modeling Agency microsite

 

Hi, I’m Kai.

Currently, I am the Lead Product Designer for Knocki, a local IoT device startup in Austin, TX. I am also a graduate student at the University of Texas getting my Masters in Information Sciences, focusing on human-computer-interaction and incorporating cognitive science. To clarify, I am full time for both work and grad school so yes… I may be crazy.

Starting in digital design and evolving further and further towards emphasizing the study of user behavior, my work displayed on here may range. My intention is to highlight projects that portray my various strengths, which may not all fit into one category. Idle hands have never been my vice. So please, sit back and enjoy these small windows into the ecosystem that is my brain. 

 
 
 
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I also have this weird love of drawing people. The face is the most interesting subject I have found. In retrospect I probably should have seen a UX career coming. To see more, check out my sketch book.

 
 
 

Figure drawing and fashion illustrations are side passions that I practice to feed my soul. If that is what led you to my site I would absolutely love to hear about it! Shoot me a message or just follow me on Instagram @wine_and_ink. I'm very benevolent with my double-taps. <3

 

LOYALLY,

k