Yu Cao

New York, New York, US

Founder of DrawingPoems, Artist & Designer, MA'rch RISD
Yu's Skills
Design
User Experience
Product Management
Business Development
Finance
Fundraising
Growth
Legal
Management
Marketing
Operations
Programming
Public Relations
Recruiting
Sales
Strategy
Technical
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group

25-35

About Yu

I am a designer and entrepreneur passionate to create disruptive ventures to revolutionize the old industry and transform our living conditions.
Strong work ethic, believing in a great founding team: technology, business and design.
Having recognized two main business opportunities, I am looking for a technical co-founder and/or a business savvy co-founder.
Welcome to shoot me an email to discuss more. We can pursue these ideas or connect for more opportunities to work together in the future.
yucao58@gmail.com

Background: Master of Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design 2014--2017

Quote

"If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depend on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than 5 minutes." - Albert Einstein

Work Experience

Assistant architecture designer

Friedrich St. Florian Architects

May 2016 - September 2016

Assisted architect Friedrich St. Florian on the entry for an international competition– “Iceland Trekking Cabin”, from idea to concrete architectural proposal. Duties included background research, brainstorming, concept design, resolving the architectural program through plan, section, elevation, paper model, and rhino model. Contributed in design aspect for an effective skin-folding mechanism that allows for the cabin to fold and unfold from a footprint of 16 square meters to 100 square meters.

Teacher

Rhode Island School of Design

September 2016 - November 2016

Design the syllabus. Co-teach this introductory architecture design studio to 14 high school students from Lincoln High School for a semester. Pedagogy: to navigate the creative process of architecture through an iterative 3D making, drawing and writing in composing structure, spatial sequence and events using both the intuitive and the reasoning mind.

Education

Rhode Island School of Design

Master of Architecture

2014 - 2017

Yunnan University

Bachelor of Engineering, Landscape Architecture

2008 - 2013

Certification

Certified Associate in Project Management

CAPM accreditation

Business Foundations Specialization

Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania

Introductory Financial Accounting

Harvard Business Publishing