Leo Chen is a innovation focused industrial designer. His specialty includes user experience, intelligent strategy, user center design, & humanitarian approach. These qualities was highly recognized by the Industrial Designer Society of America (IDSA) and helped him become the IDSA National Student Merit Award - Southern District Champion.

Work Samples

  • xBand - Splint System for Natural Disaster Situation

  • Melody - Sustainable Drinking Fountain

  • Kodak Easyshare SPORT C123

Work History

Axis Design Inc, Austin, TX, Jan 2012 Present Industrial Design Intern Full Service Industrial Design Firm Protostar Engineering Inc, Houston, TX, 2009 - Present Contract Industrial Designer Design and Engineering Consulting Firm BlueMap Design Inc, New York, NY, Summer 2010 Industrial Design Intern Full Service Industrial Design Firm phi-d, Newburgh, NY, Summer 2010 Contract Industrial Designer Product/Brand development, Full Service Industrial Design Firm Burwell Architects Inc, Houston, TX,2008 Summer Architecture Intern Houston Based Architectural Service Firm. Caps Architects Inc, Houston, TX, 2007 Summer Architecture Intern Houston Architectural Services and Professional Services.


  • University of Houston

    • B.S. Industrial Design Industrial Design
    • 2004 - 2011

    Additional work in Advertising, Architecture, Fine Art, Information Technology, and Business.





2012 IDEA Bronze - xBand - Disaster Relief Paper Splint 2011 IDSA Student Merit Award - Southern District Winner (1 of 5 Nation Wide) 2011 IDSA Texas Chapter Senior Thesis Recognition - Project Freeform 2011 ASEE-GSW BEST PAPER FINALIST - Smart ePants