WEI-HSIANG CHIU

A designer based in New York

Weihsiang was born in Taiwan and now lives and works in New York. During his free time, he enjoys hiking, picnics, photography, and other outdoor activities. He is also interested in various exotic foods; shawarma is his current favorite.

As an industrial designer, he is always drawn to problem solving and caring about sustainable design. As his work has wide variety from user experience to interior space, from material exploration to food design, from furniture to commercial product - he uses the powerful tool of design to improve life by connecting with different fields and at different scales.

RESUME

EDUCATION 

EXPERIENCE & EXHIBITION

Vanderbilt home LLC, New York

Industrial designer, 2019 - now

Anthropocene.Design, New York

Industrial Design intern, 2019

Parsons School of Design, New York

Master of Fine Arts, Industrial Design, 2017-2019

National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Bachelor of Engineering, Technology Application and Human Resources, Design and Craft group, 2010-2014

Blue Scorpion, New York

Design intern, 2019

Parsons MFA teaching assistant, New York

Teaching assistant, 2018-2019

Design freelancer, Taiwan

Product designer, 2015-2017

Ministry of National Defense, Taiwan

Draftee, 2014-2015

NTNU Creative Art Center, Taiwan    

RELEVANT SKILLS

Software

Rhino 3D, SolidWorks, Autodesk 3D MAX, AutoCAD, Fusion 360, Cinema 4D, KeyShot, Vray, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After effect, Adobe Premiere, Sketch

Other

Product Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Motion Graphic, Traditional Fine Art, Photography, CNC, 3D printing, Laser cutting, Wood & Metal & Plastic working, Sketching & Rendering, Teaching

Design and Administrative Assistant, 2013-2014

Graduation Project Exhibition, Taiwan

PRESS

Event General Coordinator, 2013

Core 77 Design Award 2019, New York

Furniture and lighting winner, 2019

STRENGTH

Problem solving & Story telling

The ability to consider multiple views and find the good insight and strong story telling skill to make the project more attractive

Hands-on working skill & Manufacture

Working hands-on to push the project and have experience on making and manufacturing

Corelle Houseware Design, New York

Third Prize Award, 2019

Taichung National Creative Work Competition, Taiwan

Bronze Award, 2013

Details

Sean (Wei hsiang) is an industrial designer with 1-2 years experience in design consulting and household products, working for multiple companies in New York City. Integrating a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Technology Application and a MFA degree in Industrial Design at Parsons, he is equipped to think uniquely from other designers. Working with his hands in the shop and with factories in large production, Sean has experience in designing products to be manufactured in efficient and environmentally friendly ways. As an industrial designer, he is always drawn to problem solving and caring about how to bring sustainable concepts into design.

Sean has worked with world renowned clients such as Black and Decker, Costco, Target, Samsonite Home, Bed Bath and Beyond and other major brands and retailers in North America. In his former position, he was responsible for the whole product design process from design thinking, development, testing, 3D modelling, rendering and discussion with manufacturers where he acquired a superb eye for aesthetics, materials, proportion, trend and manufacturing technology. He also works as a freelancer with a small startup project where he developed creative thinking and ability to think outside of the box and utilized his passion for working hands-on to push the project to the next level.  

He is an enthusiastic young designer eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills as well as a critical thinker who challenges current design methods and outcomes. Moreover, he is accustomed to the rigors of completing tasks in deadline-driven environments requiring exceptional attention to detail, consistent accuracy, and outstanding communication skills for team success. His experiences have helped develop a high level of design thinking, branding, computer modeling, prototyping, and team working ability.

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