A Bit About Me

Picture of Timmy Cai

Hi, I'm Timmy Cai, the author of this site. Here is a short bio about myself.

I'm a New York based web and print designer with over 10 years of professional experience. Skilled in numerous facets of design such as branding, packaging and layout design for books, brochures and flyers, I’m most compelled by web design and development because of it’s constant challenges and flexibility.

Commonly Used Skills

Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Photoshop WordPress BlogWordPress Blog
Adobe IllustratorAdobe Illustrator HTMLHTML
Adobe InDesignAdobe InDesign CSSCSS
Adobe DreamweaverAdobe Dreamweaver JavaScriptJavaScript
Adobe FireworksAdobe Fireworks Microsoft WordMicrosoft Word
QuarkXPressMicrosoft Excel Microsoft PowerPointMicrosoft PowerPoint

My Background

My artistic abilities bloomed at a young age, as I began drawing and painting as a hobby. This ultimately led to my acceptance into F.H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and The Performing Arts, the Fame school. There I nurtured my artistic and creative talent, developing new skills and refining the old ones. Motivated and inspired by my craft, I went on to produce an award winning watercolor painting that was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum during my sophomore year.

Upon completion of my studies at LaGuardia with numerous awards, I attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York with a full scholarship, many thanks to Mr. Jerry Seinfeld. There I created award-winning designs that were featured in Pratt Institute’s 2005 Senior Show and in the Graphis: New Talent Design Annual 2006 book. In May 2005, I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in communication design.

The Past

While working at Real Estate Arts, my second design job out of college, I was known as a highly skilled and extremely reliable designer who has helped many of my clients realize an increase in brand value, market penetration and overall sales through my designs. As a testament to the values I brought to my clients, I was selected to received REA's Top Performer of the Year award in 2007. Driven by his ambitious desire to push himself further, Tim started freelancing full-time starting the beginning of 2009.

One of my more well-known clients is Condé Nast, a New York magazine company. I have designed layouts, graphics and interactive materials for www.epicurious.com and www.vogue.com. I also maintained and updated their content management system.

The Present

Currently I am working closely with 2 major lighting companies in China, Senqiu Lighting and EME Lighting as their branding consultant to help create a stronger international brand presence. Meanwhile, I'm also creating websites and print materials for other clients. Creating Custom HTML E-Mail Signatures is a service that I have started in 2011. If you are interested, you may click here for more info.

Thanks For Reading!

Please take a look around the site, read my latest writings on design and more here and don't forget to check out my design portfolio. You may also browse through my favorite photos if you have time.

Don't be a stranger, if you like any designs that you see here and fancy something similar, feel free to contact me about possible work opportunities and collaborations.

If you find my site helpful in anyway, feel free to support my site by shopping at my Amazon Affiliated Store.


  • "Sure someone else could have created a greater logo redesign for EME Lighting but I was sold on Tim’s diligence & reliability plus I love our new logo! It is fresh, symbolic of who we are while staying in line with our brand intention."

    - Bill Lee
    CEO of EME Lighting
  • "Tim is a trustworthy and effective designer. He redesigned the entire visual identity system for my company & I am extremely pleased with it. As the CEO of a company with over 3000 employees, I would recommend Timmy to anyone looking to have some serious design work done."

    - Tony Ou
    CEO of Senqiu Lighting
  • "Tim effectively designed my website and newsletter. What impressed me the most was his ability to create the images, style and design I was looking for. I highly recommend him if you are looking for someone reliable, flexible and talented."

    - Christine M.
    Owner of Acupuncturebody
  • "Tim has a great personality that makes him a pleasure to work with. He is focused, hard working & always has an attention to details. He has great curiosity and constantly strives to learn & develop himself taking his work to the next level"

    - Slava S.
    Director of Creative Services at STV
  • "Tim conceptualized original ideas & executed the design brilliantly. He always made sure the highest technical & design standards were met. I could always count on him to translate the client vision into reality."

    - Linda G.
    VP Biz Dev. at Real Estate Arts
  • "Tim is a highly talented designer. He has excellent technology skills, amazing dedication & terrific interpersonal abilities."

    - Michael S.
    AD at Real Estate Arts
  • "Timmy is a very talented designer, he is passionate and reliable, his work is always creative & on time. He’s a good person with lots of energy, which makes him a pleasure to work with."

    - Jess L.
    AD at Sudler & Hennessey
  • "Timmy got a great system for helping you figure out what you want, need & putting those ideas down into a tangible product. He has done 3 sites for me already & anyone I have recommended him to has called me back to thank me."

    - Vahram S.
    Owner of Brooklyn Body