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.

She is fascinated by the design process of products as well as its system. She has four years of industry experience in prototypes, colour/material/finish (CMF) and product development for consumer electronics, which has helped her cultivate a unique sensitivity to colour, form and design.

Chou considers design a medium to explore the world and believes that communication and decision making among users, designers and executors are equally important. She feels good collaboration can inspire and benefit our society and the environment.

Experience

 

2015 - Present

Founder/Designer/Researcher

Kuan-hua Chou, NL/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
Prototype Maker
CMF Department
Image Model Co., Ltd., TW

2008 - 2009
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 - 2021

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

Feature

Project: Un/Limited Backpack

2020/2021

Red Dot Design Concept Yearbook

Red Dot Singapore Pte Ltd, SG

Jan 2021

WDR Announces World Design Rankings in Arts, Architecture and Design

Inspirationist.net

25 Feb 2019

Daily Post

StudentDesign, NL

 

June 2018

Show Catalogue

Royal College of Art, UK

Project: The Black Ship and Gifts

Jan 2020

Selected for the Social Art Award Book 2019

(E-Version)

The Institute for Art and Innovation, Berlin, DE

Project: Rocking Horse Rocking Me

June 2008

20 New Up-and-coming Designers

DFUN Magazine, TW

Honour

2016 - 2018

Scholarship Program for Overseas Study in Arts and Design

Ministry of Education, TW

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