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Hello, I’m Gary Lee

Industrial Designer, IDEO Shanghai

Gary is a designer at IDEO, Shanghai. He is inspired by multiple domains of knowledge, different perspectives, and he thrives on creating new value for clients in multi-disciplinary teams. Gary is trained as an industrial designer and electrical engineer, and his approach to problem solving is influenced by his passion for how design and technology impact on and can be integrated into society.

Prior to joining IDEO, Gary was a designer at Continuum, where he worked with clients including Bank of China, EF (English First) and Rubbermaid to redesign their services and user experiences. He also worked as a researcher at the National Science Council in Taiwan and is a member of respected institutions such as Taiwan Society of Technology and Sociology, Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society, and China Technical Consultants Inc.

Gary graduated with a double Bachelor’s degree (Hon.) in Industrial Design and Electrical Engineering from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan. His work has won prestigious awards including IDEA Gold, Braun Prize, Core77 Design Award, Red Dot (Best of the Best), and iF Award.

In his spare time, Gary teaches product design at Fudan University. He is also an avid learner and a keen student in computer science, taking regular online courses and writing APPs for daily activities such as ordering food and appreciating visual arts. He is fluent in English, Chinese and the Taiwanese dialect.