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  • Hsiao-En Chi

    Founder/Creative Director at studio KDSZ

    北京市, China

Artisan / Culture / Creativity ------ www.n-KDSZ.com ------

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Work History

  • Founder/Creative Director

    • studio KDSZ
    • Jul 2010 - Present (7 years 4 months)

    The design philosophy of the studio is Artisan, Culture and Creativity. Within the years, studio KDSZ have been invited to the exhibition such as “Design for Sitting” and "BIG+BIH" fair in Bangkok. Some works also have been published on international life style, design media including designboom, ELLE DECOR Italia, FastCo Design and Suddeutsche Zeitung Magazin. They are always curious about the world and willing to explore new things. From meeting people and experiencing different culture, all of those become the nutrition that enrich their design.

    * Design service: Furniture, Living products, Interior.
    * Consultant for local small-mid company/manufacturer in design, branding, marketing, PR, business development aspects.
    * Business development: culture and creative industry in Taiwan/China.

  • Design/Branding manager

    • Franz Collection Inc.
    • Dec 2009 - May 2010 (5 months)

    For the company's sub-brand JEAN BOGGIO FOR FRANZ, assist in realizing business by a design-based approach(product, interior, graphic design), participate also in related marketing, branding, PR and business development process.( Projects including interior design, Dragon Hotel/ Bontique store, Marco Polo Hotel/ Kid’s furniture store, Ai-time/ Business proposal, Zen-Dai Himalaya center/ The mkt expansion of Taiwan culture and creative industry, CCA / 2010 Taiwan excellence award / 2010 MAISON&OBJET Paris )

  • Product designer(Living)

    • LiuLiGongFang
    • Dec 2008 - Mar 2009 (3 months)

    Product development (According to the given budget, price range and target information from MKT department, develope new products, from research, concept, 3D model to final production; Specialize in glass and ceramic materials.)

  • Design Intern

    • Atelier Bellini, Milano
    • Mar 2008 - Jul 2008 (4 months)

    Develope new concepts and proposal for the client; Design details and make client presentation; Make models for presenting in Milan furniture fair, client presentation and production; Assist university students in design and model making process. (work on projects for Kartell, Poltrona Frau(Amelie), IB office(CB808), de Sede, Natuzzi, Serralunga and Steelcase)

  • Design Intern

    • MAD architects
    • Jul 2007 - Sep 2007 (2 months)

    Doing design research, analysis and concepts for the architecture projects; Manage a quick project and communicate between studio and the client. (work on projects including Sinosteel Int' Plaza, Guangzhou Clubhouse, Sheraton HuZhou, Bird Island Green Home Competition)

  • Design Intern

    • Antonio Gardoni srl. Brescia
    • Jul 2006 - Oct 2006 (3 months)

    Doing design research and concepts for the projects; Go and check in the construction site. (Work on graphic, product and interior design projects)

  • Assistant Editor

    • SPACE architecture magazine
    • Jan 2004 - Aug 2004 (7 months)

    Project management, Client presentation, People Interview and compile articles, Graphic design for the book and magazine (Projects included Special collection for a Set of Overall Community Developments in 921 Reconstructed Areas/ 2004 Kaohsiung Yuan-Yeh architecture award)

  • Community Planning Assistant

    • Yung-Kang Community Planning Studio
    • Jul 2003 - Aug 2004 (1 year 1 month)

    Project management(communicate between government and habitants, organize and lead the activities, client presentation), Graphic design (Project included Culture Map of Da-an District/ Training Courses of the Human Resource for Community Development/ " Discover Taipei, Envision Taipei " )

Education

  • Istituto Europeo di Design

    • Bachelor's Degree Product design
    • 2005 - 2008
  • Art Center College of Design

    • Design
    • 2005 - 2005

    2005.01~2005.04 product design (public program-spring term)

  • Chung Yuan Christian University

    • BA Mechanical engineering/ Architecture
    • 1996 - 2001

    Major in Mechanical engineering. Minor in Architecture

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