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.
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