I love to see seasons change and colors collide.
I love running, this is a way that
I can keep a promise to myself, know my limits, strength, and then go beyond...


Kai in numbers

3.0 version 

“…At thirty, I stood firm…” – Confucius

3 languages

I speak English, Cantonese and Mandrin.
Ich spreche Deutsch, aber leider nicht gut…

4 degrees

Studing engineering, design and anthroplogy
enriches my background.

5 cities

Dalian, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Ann Arbor, are the cities I spent a great time.

1200+ days

The days I worked as a professional designer
since graduated from HK PolyU in 2009.

6000+ miles

It’s about from San Francisco to Hong Kong,
my cumulative running distance since 2012.

“Kai has a wonderful work ethic. His most obvious strengths are in motivating a team. He holds others to the high standards he sets for himself. He has a pragmatic and grounded approach to problem-solving and has demonstrated commitment to learning by taking appropriate action in relation to feedback and criticism.”

John Marshall Associate Professor, Program Director MDes Integrative Design at Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan

“ Kai Yu is a stand out designer. I first met Kai as a participant in our Innovation in Action, where he and his team, Confluent Care, placed second. I had the pleasure of continuing my work with Kai, this summer when he served as an intern in the SPH Innovation Studio. Kai is a talented designer with a deep passion for user research and a delightful aesthetic.”

Ann Verhey-Henke Managing Director, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at University of Michigan School of Public Health

“ As a design consultant to UofM’s SPH Innovation Studio and the MDes program, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kai. He is a talented strategic design thinker. He is comfortable in the ambiguity at the front end of the process and adept at synthesizing complexity into meaningful insights and an informed point of view. Kai's determination to realize a solution to the problem is energizing, and he has demonstrated the ability to translate it all into desirable experiences. ”

Von Robinson Associate Professor, College for Creative Studies; Principal and Creative Director, Play Orbit Studio

“ Kai has been a key member in my Innovation and Design team, he is very responsible and quick to action! ”

Andrew Pang Founder, CEO Leovation Limited