Designer, Researcher, Prototype Maker, Project Manager

 

Profile

 

Kuan-hua Chou (周冠華) is an industrial designer from Taiwan, also an alumna of the Design Products program at the Royal College of Art in London.

Chou is fascinated by the design process of products as well as its system. She has several years of work experience in prototypes and colour/material/finish for consumer electronics, which cultivates her with sharp eyes and an alert mind on design.

She considers design as a medium to explore the world and believes that communication and decision making among users, designers and manufacturers are equally important. Hope the good collaboration will inspire and benefit our society and environment.

Experience

 

2015-Present

Designer

Kuan-hua Chou, TW/UK/JP

2020

AI Data Labeler
Linker Networks Inc., TW

2019

Designer

Project: The Black Ship and Gifts

In collaboration with Filmmaker/Designer Hiroki Yokoyama

Artist in Residence Program 2019

BankART Station, JP 

 

2017
Design Intern
Jonathan Prestwich Design, UK


2009-2012
Junior Prototype Maker
CMF Department
Image Model Co., Ltd., TW

 

2008-2009
Junior Project Manager
Business Department
Image Model Co., Ltd., TW

 

2006
Product Design Intern
Acerly International Co., Ltd., TW

Education

 

2015-2018
MA Design Products
Royal College of Art, UK

 

2004-2008
BSc Industrial Design
Chang Gung University, TW

Dissertation

 

2016

Female Transformation through Unisex Sportswear

Royal College of Art, UK

 

Exhibition

2020

A Preview of the Future

Red Dot Design Museum, SG

2019

Open Studio, BankART AIR 2019

BankART Station, JP

2018

Degree Show
Royal College of Art, UK

 

2017
White Noise: Events for Mental Health Week
Royal College of Art, UK

 

2016 & 2017

School of Design Work In Progress 
Royal College of Art, UK

 

2012
Taiwan Designers' Week 
Taipei World Trade Center, TW

 

2011
Taipei World Design Expo 
Taipei World Trade Center, TW

 

2008
YODEX, Young Designers' Exhibition
Taiwan Design Center

 

2007
Tour Exhibitions of Creative Furniture Design Competition
Industrial Development Bureau

Ministry of Economic Affairs, TW

Award

Project: Un/Limited Backpack

Honorable Mention

Outdoor and Exercise Equipment

The European Product Design Award 2020

Best of the Best

Travel Category

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2020

Bronze Winner

Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design Category

A' Design Award & Competition 2020 

Double Student Winners 

Personal Accessory Award + Sports & Recreation Award

Core77 Design Awards 2019

Platinum Winner

Product Design > Unexpected Design

MUSE Design Awards 2019

Winner

Jewellery & Accessories > Completed Projects

INDUSTART International Industrial Design Award 2019

Honorable Mention

Professional / Fashion Design > Sport Accessories

London International Creative Competition 2019

Project: The Black Ship and Gifts

Honorable Mention and Shortlist

Professional / Installation Art > Conceptual Art and Other

London International Creative Competition 2019

Media

2020/2021

Project: Un/Limited Backpack

Red Dot Design Concept Yearbook

Red Dot Singapore Pte Ltd, SG

Jan 2020

Project: The Black Ship and Gifts

Selected for the Social Art Award Book

The Institute for Art and Innovation, Berlin, DE

25 Feb 2019

Project: Un/Limited Backpack

StudentDesign, NL

 

June 2018

Project: Un/Limited Backpack

Show Catalogue

Royal College of Art, UK

 

June 2008

Project: Rocking Horse Rocking Me

20 New Up-and-coming Designers

DFUN Magazine, TW

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