Grew up here
❤ Travel . Arts . Play . Food
❤ Friends . Culture . Experiences
Taipei. TW. ASIA
Grew up here
Big families here
Work in TW. HK & China
❤ Food . Drink . Play
❤ Friends . Travel . Culture
CITY OF LONDON
ART, DESIGN, INNOVATION, & CREATIVITY
London's Creative and Digital Technology industry contributes almost £10 billion to the UK economy. London produced 3 out of the of the top 20 best Arts & Design education institutions in the world. I was fortunate to have attended 2 of them.
Education Central St Martins,
Art and Design Foundation
Design Studies BA (4 years degree) London School of Economics and Politcal Science
Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation MSc. (With full EPSRC Scholarship)
LSE's Social Science and Management is ranked 2nd best in the world after Harvard.
My work is greatly influenced by my mentors at LSE, including Emeritus Professor of Information Systems and Futurologist,
Professor Ian Angell, and Dr. Steve Smithson who specialises in eCommerce, eBusiness and organisational change.
I have co-founded the Internet and Ecommerce Society at LSE that lead to a life long passion in designing and developing digital businesses and startups, through
DIGITAL PRODUCTS, SERVICES, & SYSTEM DESIGN
Various Agency and Client side work
Digital Publishing commercial projects with British Vogue, GQ, CNTraveller, Tatler, Wired, Brides @ Condé Nast. Motorola Mobile product launches with Ogilvy. Kodak, Shell, Citibank, Sony, MTV, BT, Health Diagnosis Apps etc..
UK Supermarket transformation
eCommerce transformation for Morrisons.com customer brand experience & user journey. Waitrose.com for 2 seasons Xmas and Autumn, bespoke themes, marketing campaigns, and a Christmas Advent Calendar Recipe App.
E-commerce, Auction, eCRM platforms
Created original brands, businesses, trading platforms, that can crack Google natural page search ranking against industry leaders in the competitive ticketing, fine wine, and electronics & display industry.
Enterprise .NET software localization
Microsoft Gold status partners in business software in Taiwan and China, sold with MS .NET Servers. Knowledge Management and Workflow software used by governments, large size institutions, and businesses. Localise from Chinese to English.
Justbooks (now Abebooks.com an Amazon company)
German startup in the UK, 5th hire, responsible for UK localization of this rare books e-commerce site from German .NET platform into English and Dutch. Amazon acquired the company in 2008.
Flexible LED component for LEGO + Fashion wearable technology
Project with IDEO on adapting flexible LED tech to the LEGO range. Created a wearable concept utilize LEGO attachment for fashion design potentials. With touchscreen tech.
Metropolis VR Superman Universe
Simulated VR universe for fan communities of Superman comics. Avatar role play profiling. Interactive Chatrooms, Fan Forums, Gaming, Competitions, Events. Student work '97.
Forum for Future Designers
Design Council endorsed Social eLearning web portal for European and Asian 16-18 years olds working on design projects together. The project enjoyed international accolades and high profiled launches.
Political Polling/Voting Forums + Smart Watch Interface UX
Design Concept and UX work around the '97 Labour Election where citizens and ex-pats can participate in forums via Smart Watches. Apple Smartwatch was launched in 2014.
BRANDS AND INDUSTRIES
WHO I HAVE WORKED WITH
Gucci. Dior. Chanel. Ralph Lauren Polo. Ferragamo. Barbour. Ritz Carlton. Michael Kors. Gap. Creed. Dyson. Benefit. Balenciaga. Nike. Bonpoint. L’Oreal Kérastase. Chloe. Grey Goose. Bombay Sapphire. Marks & Spencer. Converse. Amazon. GQ Food and Drink Awards. The Joy of Plants. LVMH. Veuve Cliquot. Lexus. Haggen Dazs. Bicester Village. Dubai Tourism Board. Singapore TB. Philippines TB. Greece TB. Kenwood Travels. Harvey Nichols. Ford. Hugo Boss. Waitrose. Morrisons. Shell. Citi Bank. Motorola. Kodak. Boehringer Ingelheim. Betfair. Carbon Trust. Porche. Microsoft. Ogilvy. Design Council. British Council. BT. Sony Playstation. MTV.
Marketing & Advertising. Luxury and high end fashion. FMCG. Health. Beauty. Food & Drink. Travel, Leisure,& Hospitality. Automotive. Sports. Gaming. Social Netowrk. Dating Apps. Recruitment. Electronics Manufacturing & Product Development. ELearning. Supermarkets. News Media. Content Providers.
The Information age requires new ways to restructure knowledge content, rethink social rules, boundaries, infrastructure and management that governs the new 'network society'. Where businesses need to adapt to the constant frictions of the cultural, social and political evolution dictated by people, commercial interests, technologies and institutional policies. A process I'd like to call 'rumble in the jungle'; what kind of 'designer animal' would you like to be?
With maturing of cloud technologies and smart mobile devices, it is a great time for traditional businesses to skip ahead competitions through digital innovation without diluting the heritage and legacy of great traditional businesses. I am working on creating the next generation social platform, and digital business models that can complement existing core products and services. Disruption with discretion. I design for high volume social interactions, provide greenfield commercial viabilities, and new revenue streams.
I am a product of East & West, Design & Technology.
From my first digital project at age 12, programming a PONG game on a Tatung Einstein PC (Manufactured in Telford!), to teach myself Photoshop 3 at Central St Martins, to be the first at Goldsmiths Design to teach self DHTML. My interests in digital possibilities has lead to exciting adventures over the years. It lead to being part of the 'Cool Britannia' movement. The 'Forum for future designers' was launched at Powerhouse: London, a prominent exhibition showcasing best British creative talents for the millennium, alongside the work of Stella McCartney, Alexander MacQueen, James Dyson and others. Introduction endorsement by the UK Priminister. Meet and greet with the 1st ladies of UK, Japan, and South Korea. A personal demonstration to HRH Princess Royal at the opening of Goldsmiths Tech and Communication library. A launched by HRM The Queen.
It leads to setting up a startup office with partners @ Truman Brewery that produced numerous innovative initiatives, including a live news streaming mobile application which had been Guardian's first ever mobile application in the UK. My life's work is pursuing the futurist vision, with projects prepared, waiting for the right time and opportunity. This future has arrived. It requires precision execution with partners, investors, and sponsors. I believe digital can lead to profound positive commercial transformation and social change. I wish to bring together the best of what East and West have on offer. To bridge better communication through 'edutainment', trade, celebrating diversity, respect through solidarity and prosperity.
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