Designer, coder, researcher, do-er. 🚀

That's me: Brooke Kao! I’ve spent over 5 years making and consulting for Philosophie, Google, PwC, Sesame Street, Neighborhood Trust and others. Aside from doing the work, I think and write about processes that help teams work together better.

When I’m not working, I enjoy Brutalist websites. I’m a fry lover, a dog parent, a tattoo nerd, a former fashion blogger, a rock collector, a Sun in Cancer and Moon in Pisces. Let me do your chart sometime.☉

I can build your website, but I’d love to build your business.

When you work with me, we’ll work together to ensure what we make is what you need to grow your business.

This means that your top priority is learning from your customers. You’re passionate about solving their problems and experimental with the solution. Sound like you? Let’s talk.

How I do it:

Shipping it :shipit:

I designed, built and validated proof of concept for an electronic and textile recycling service in under one week.

See a deck we presented internally at Philosophie on SlideShare.

Same team 🍳🐷

I worked with a 100-year-old accounting firm to bring innovation to small business owners.

See a deck I presented at a Balanced Team MeetUp on SlideShare or check out a clickable demo on Invision.

Making it better 💯

I’ve been working with a nonprofit financial counseling firm to develop WageGoal, a product that helps financially underserved make decisions on their finances.

I’ve facilitated stakeholder workshops, built the roadmap and lead user research, interaction design, branding, and front-end.

Check out the web app.

Wanna contract me for work or chit chat? Email me 👈

Wanna dive deeper without actually having to confront me just yet? Check out my Medium for writing about tech and other things, LinkedIn for job history, Dribbble for Daily UI forays and Instagram for general stalking. 👀

I am not a professional astrologer. I recommend Cafe Astrology for your charting needs.

Site Credits: Style mixins with Bourbon, grid with Neat, hosted on Github Pages.
Image Credits: Avatar from Fallout 4 persona, panther from, crab from Emojipedia.