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About

Visual Director & Designer

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Sokai Yoon, primarily known as  Kaiyoon, is a Cambodian-American artist, designer, and consultant whose work blends street, culture, and storytelling through a Cambodian lens. His creative practice spans photography and digital forms: motion design, illustration, and video; with a focus on exploring the Cambodian identity and the intersection of technology and culture.

 

Kaiyoon holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design (2008) and a MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts (2013). His work has been featured in numerous publications, including Graphic Style Lab and Information Designer's Sketchbooks, both authored by Steven Heller. His work has also been showcased on Behance, The Verge, Tech Crunch, and Wired, and was presented as one of the Best of Google Design 2020.

 

Born as a Cambodian refugee war baby at Camp Site II in Thailand, Kaiyoon was raised in Clayton County (Riverdale), Georgia, in the southeastern United States. His come-ups and comeuppances inform his artistic vision, which often reflects his multicultural experiences, visual colloquialisms, and perspectives.

 

Through the unique blend of visual storytelling, Kaiyoon invites folks to explore the complexities of Khmer culture, identity, and memory in an increasingly interconnected world.

Experience

Visual Designer: Google (2014-2020)

Design Consultant: Slalom (2021-2022)

Media Director: Rachana Performing Arts (Seasonal)

Clients

MJ Studio

Aerial Weather

Baramey Music

Chainfuse

Everywhere

Mad Decent Records

School of Visual Arts

Warner Music

Collaborations

Angkor Dance Troupe

Kamay Arts & Music Festival

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