Meng Yang
Brand Designer

Meng Yang

brand designer / Creative manager

In Chiang Khong village, Chiang Rai province, Thailand.
 

professional experience

With over ten years of agency experience in Chicago, in late 2017 I migrated over to the organization-side and joined Mango Languages, a Michigan-based SaaS language-learning company. Currently, I’m the Creative Manager on the Marketing team and collaborate, communicate and facilitate a variety of creative output for the team. 

capabilities

On creative executional side:

  • Design: I have senior-level experience and understanding on brand design, building and maintaining design systems and collaborating with other creatives. From digital + print campaigns, landing pages, documents + brochures, tradeshow events + experiential + environmental, logos to illustrations. I also work with designers of varying levels of experience, from entry to senior level.

  • Copy : I’m not a copywriter but design + copy goes hand-in-hand. I have senior-level experience collaborating with copywriters to ensure programs, campaigns, documents, etc. work synchronously.

  • Video + Motion : I have mid-level principal understanding of working in video in Adobe After Effects and Premiere and also work with a multimedia specialist on content creation.

  • Development : I have basic HTML & CSS understanding and collaborate with a full stack developer on front-end styling for templating from emails to landing pages.

On an administrative side:

  • Project management : I project manage with external vendors, partners, contractors and track budget spend.

  • Team management : I maintain weekly 1:1’s with my direct report team members and to delegate tasks.

  • Communication : I collaborate and communicate with my marketing managers & department director to ensure we work in unison and not in silos.

  • Facilitating : I facilitate and work on projects with other departments such as Linguist, Product Development, Customer Service, Sales, Finance and Human Resources.

workflow

For creativity and collaboration, I use:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud libraries : to manage our brand asset library

  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects : to design, build & produce assets

  • Figma : for design & prototyping

For productivity and communication, I use:

  • G Suite : for storage, documentation and collaboration

  • Slack : for messaging and app integrations

  • Asana : for project management

  • Hubspot : for CRM

  • Mailchimp : for email marketing

  • Dropbox + Paper : for storage and notes

MIsc

Random things about me if it tickles your fancy.

  • I’m bilingual and am a native Hmong speaker. “Kuv lub npe hu ua Meng.”

  • Currently, I’m learning how to listen, read and speak in French.
    Je m’appelle Meng.

  • International countries I’ve traveled to: Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, French Guiana, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam

  • I’ve road-tripped across the United States quite a few times and have visited roughly 30 states and multiple cities.

resume

awards & Recognition

featured

misc

Participant

  • Renegade Craft Fair (2011-14)

  • BaconFest Chicago (2012-15)

  • Small Manufacturing Alliance (2013)

  • Chicago Urban Art Society (2011)

  • TypeForce 2 (2011)