Charlsy Yang

Charlsy Yang

Designer in Seattle, He/Him

I am a software designer with craft expertise in visual and interaction design and a passion for web development. I have worked in a variety of fast-paced, high-impact professional environments such as startups, consultancy, and in-house brand and product design teams.

I am excited about toolmaking and storytelling on the web, working on new interfaces and interactions, building things from zero to one, and tackling complex problems with simple solutions.



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Work Experience

2023 — Now
Redmond, WA

Bridging bits and atoms at the Windows & Devices group, supporting Surface App and exploring AI-augmented multimodal interactions.

2022 — 2022
Remote in Seattle

Designed the landing page for Rubrik’s design system website, a set of animated icons for the system-wide app switcher menu, as well as UX flows for existing and new features on Rubrik’s data security SaaS platform.

2021 — 2021
Shanghai, China

Ideated, designed, and iterated on multiple digital concepts of the future retail experience for a multinational skincare and beauty retailer.

2020 — 2020
Guangzhou, China

Redesigned the sign-up experience on mobile and web for Tide, a mindfulness app with a 4.9 star rating and 1.4M daily active users.

2019 — 2019
Shanghai, China

Expedited the digital transformation of NIO’s Design Language System and redesigned two pages of the NIO marketing website.

2017 — 2018
Shenzhen, China

Designed for various mediums from print to digital at Outing Travel, a community platform for like-minded travelers.


Surface App Icon Redesign

To strengthen and streamline Surface App’s identity, the new icon increases the logo presence while trying to strike a balance between the physicality of devices and the flat Windows 11 icon design language.

Side Projects

Embodied Type Glove

A smart glove that lets you interact with typography in a tangible way.

2016 — 2020