Hello, I'm Kayee

☕️ About Me

Hello, I'm Kayee. I'm a Chinese-American design director, multimedia designer, tech entrepreneur, and MBA graduate from the American University in Cairo, and Stellenbosch Business School.

Formerly at Chipper Cash, IDEO.org, Breadfast, and Mosabi; I was also an intern at Dreamworks Animation and a graduate of USC's School of Cinematic Arts. For almost a decade, I’ve been living and working across major markets in Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, Egypt, South Africa). Cape Town is my chosen home - for now ;)

My work spans across a variety of disciplines and industries, from film, e-commerce, and non-profit; to fintech, edtech, and human centered design. The golden thread that links each career milestone is an deep desire to build impactful solutions with incredible teams.  

Want to work together? Drop me a line on LinkedIn or email (kayeexau@gmail.com)

Director of Design

Chipper Cash

A cross-border remittance app that opens access to financial services for Africans and the diaspora.

Senior Visual Designer


A program where girls in rural Tanzania are supported through every stage of their venture.

Illustration and Animation

Personal Work

A collection of exploratory illustrations and animations, including work for impact initiatives.

🖋️ On the musings of a third culture kid

For almost a decade, I’ve collected many thoughts around design, startups, leadership, being a foreigner in Africa, China/Africa/US relations, and ultimately… the unexpected paths where my curiosity has lead me.

substack coming soon