Sep. 2015 · Hangzhou

Gordon Bruce began his career working at Eliot Noyes Architecture & Industrial Design with clients such as IBM, Cummins, Westinghouse and Mobil. In 1985, he started his own business, Gordon Bruce Design LLC. Throughout his career he has worked in Europe, Asia & the USA with multinational corporations on a wide range of products. Most recently, he received Art Center College of Design’s “Lifetime Achievement Award”. He has served as a design jury member for many design competitions and for the last 8 years, he has been a jury member for the highly regarded Red Dot Design Award, in Essen, Germany and in Singapore. He has written for many international design publications. Hismonograph – Eliot Noyes: A Pioneer of Design and Architecture in the Age of American Modernism – was published by Phaidon Press, London, in 2007.

Gordon Bruce
Owner, Gordon Bruce Design LLC.

Liu is in charge of design strategy, industrial design, graphic and packaging design and investment and corporate strategy of consumer products at Xiaomi Corporation. He leads the design of handset and mobile accessories, achieving sales of 7.3 million handsets and a revenue of 12.6 billion RMB in 2012. Liu has won many international design awards, including the Osaka International Design Competition, Red Star Design Award, LG International Design Competition, and the China Top 10 Enterprises for Design, and the PlasticLine Design Award in Italy. Liu earned a Master’s degree in Industrial Design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Design at Beijing Institute of Technology. He was the Chair and Co-founder of the Industrial Design Department at University of Science and Technology Beijing.

De Liu
Co-founder and Vice-President, Mi Company
Apr. 2015 · Beijing

Formerly Vice President, Executive Designer for Walt Disney Imagineering R&D and an influential automobile designer for Honda Research of America. Andy has been on the Art Center College of Design faculty since 1984 and has helped to educate designers who hold leadership positions around the world today. He is an innovation consultant and Since 2005 has designed and led Art Center’s world renowned Graduate Industrial Design Program (http://gradid.net) which consistently places at the top of national rankings.
Andy has a strong record in corporate research and development for new growth opportunities, product and service innovation, award-winning design excellence, and innovation management. He has more than 25 years of professional R&D experience and market success in the areas of consumer products, transportation, entertainment, interactive media and education. Andy is the principle inventor of seven U.S. invention patents for immersive displays, human interface systems, robotics, and motion simulation.

Andy Ogden
Chair of Graduate Industrial Design, ArtCenter

Lloyd Walker is an experienced executive, entrepreneur, and creative capitalist who invents future products, systems, and business models. He is the President of Precurve, LLC, an innovation management firm providing leadership and acceleration for new initiatives.
Lloyd is a highly-regarded international speaker and facilitator on foresight, design and creative leadership for business. He has practiced human centered design for more than 30 years helping to create wealth and business value for clients and partners. He is an active entrepreneur and serves as an executive advisor and investor for many early-stage technology startups.
His clients have included NASA, Disney, Honda, Newell Rubbermaid, Livestrong, Demand Media, Zynga, and many others. As President of Human Code he grew the firm into a leading national developer of electronic games, e-learning, and online solutions before it was acquired by Sapient.

Lloyd Walker
Design Strategist and Futurist / Precurve, LLC.

Martin Lotti, in his role as Nike Vice President Design, sets the long term vision and seasonal Creative Direction across Footwear, Apparel and Equipment for Global Football. He leads a global team of designers to build cohesive seasonal collections that deliver on performance features, innovation and business needs.
Most recently, he led the creative efforts for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil introducing breakthrough innovations like the Magista and the Mercurial Superfly football boots and along with 10 national team kits including Brazil National Team.
In his previous role as the Global Olympics Creative Director, he introduced the “Volt Team Nike Look” at the London 2012 Games – a highly visible color – across all federation footwear, which became a signature color for Nike.
AdAge added Lotti to their 2013 ‘Creativity 50’ list, honoring the 50 most influential Creative Figures. Portland Business Journal selected him for the ’40 under 40’ list. Time magazine called him “Nike’s Creative Whiz” and Ultan Guilfoyle, Curator of Guggenheim Museum in New York called Martin “One of the most gifted designer of his generation”.

Martin Lotti
Vice-President, Design/ Global Creative Director, Nike Global Football
Sep. 2014 · Beijing

Tim Kobe founded the globally recognized strategic design firm Eight Inc. in 1989. Today, Eight Inc. has offices in San Francisco, New York, Honolulu, Tokyo, London, Singapore and Beijing and is a leader in innovation and branded experience working with companies such as Apple, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Nike, Coke, Knoll and Citibank. Eight Inc. also received the top award for the Architectural competition “High Density on the High Ground” and were selected to represent the United States at the Architecture Bienniale in Venice Italy.
A graduate of Environmental Design with honors in 1982 from Art Center College of Design. He worked in Los Angeles for Herb Rosenthal and Associates, at the American Broadcasting Company during school and in New York with Murray Gelberg and The Burdick Group in San Francisco.
Kobe is also a trustee at ArtCenter and currently serving as Chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Grabhorn Institute in San Francisco in California and divides his time between California and Singapore.

Tim Kobe
FOUNDER AND CEO, EIGHT INC.

Formerly Vice President, Executive Designer for Walt Disney Imagineering R&D and an influential automobile designer for Honda Research of America. Andy has been on the Art Center College of Design faculty since 1984 and has helped to educate designers who hold leadership positions around the world today. He is an innovation consultant and Since 2005 has designed and led Art Center’s world renowned Graduate Industrial Design Program (http://gradid.net) which consistently places at the top of national rankings.
Andy has a strong record in corporate research and development for new growth opportunities, product and service innovation, award-winning design excellence, and innovation management. He has more than 25 years of professional R&D experience and market success in the areas of consumer products, transportation, entertainment, interactive media and education. Andy is the principle inventor of seven U.S. invention patents for immersive displays, human interface systems, robotics, and motion simulation.

Andy Ogden
Chair of Graduate Industrial Design, ArtCenter

Originally from Munich/Germany, Florian studied Communication Design at Art Center College of Design in Switzerland.
After heading the creative departments of international agencies like MetaDesign and frogdesign for almost twenty years, where he was responsible for clients like Lufthansa, Nestlé and Premiere, he decided in 2013 to return to what he likes doing most: to design, to write and to illustrate.
His current clients list includes names like Red Bull, Coca Cola, Magnum and Zimmerli, but also upcoming ventures like the organic cosmetics brand UND GRETEL.
He loves to lecture and dreams of his No. 1 bestseller illustrated children’s book. Florian lives and works in Berlin.
You can find some of his work at www.florian-dengler.com

Florian Dengler
Owner of Florian Dengler

Human are far more interesting than just customers.

Tim Kobe

Define the unmet wants and needs of ideal customer.

Andy Ogden

Love what you do and don’t stop dreaming!

Florian Dengler

…Shift from functional ideal to aspirational ideal…

Tim Kobe

Strategy is serious steps over time.

Andy Ogden