Missy Kayko

Senior Digital Product
& UX Designer



I'm a senior visual and user experience designer who is fascinated by the latest trends in design, digital, and technology.

My specialty is understanding your audience, concentrating on their needs and interactions with your product, then leading design direction to create beautiful, clean, and intuitive websites and tools for both desktop and mobile.

My tools of the trade include Sketch, InVision, Adobe Suite, HTML/CSS and good old-fashioned listening, thinking, and putting pen to paper.


I have over 10+ years of creative experience leading projects and managing teams for a varied client base. Originally from Michigan, I have a BFA in Graphic Design from Michigan State University and have completed my UX Certification through Nielsen Norman Group.

Past clients: Estée Lauder Companies, Hilton, Disney, Jet Blue, L'Oréal Professionnel, Lifetime, A+E Networks, and Newsweek.


Professional Experience

Senior UX Product Designer
a4 Media
Nov 2017 to present

Visual Designer
Newsweek Media Group
Dec 2013 to Nov 2015

Senior Designer and

Jan 2010 to Nov 2012

Senior Designer
Nov 2015 to August 2017

Nov 2012 to Dec 2013

Graphic Designer
Consumers Energy
May 2009 to Dec 2009



B.F.A. Studio Art
Michigan State University
Fall 2004 to Spring 2009

User Experience Design Part-Time Course
General Assembly
Fall 2016

UX Certification
The Nielsen Norman Group
December 2018