Hello ~ I am Johnny Jiasheng Chen.
I am an innovative Industrial / Product Designer based in Los Angeles.
I have 4 years+ of experience in design innovation, human-centered design, and cross-disciplinary practice — proficiency in design integration, user research, and fabrication. My practice includes digital fabrication, commercial product design, graphic design, and crafts. Passionate about finding new experiences & possibilities to achieve design goals.
Nowadays, the definition of “designers” evolves rapidly. To keep up with the changing world, improving multiple skills, reflecting on the purpose of design, and seeking new perspectives to tackle problems are things that matter to me.
For me, every designed object is a convex ideological mirror, amplifying its creators' minds and practices.
From my point of view, anyone who is able to make any form of creation is a “life planner” who reviews the past, understands the present, and foresees the future. A person who balances dreams and reality, enabling to find suitable methods for conditions, utilizing critical thinking, artistic training, and good communication skills to cooperate with people in different fields.
Welcome to inquiry.
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After effects
2020 - 2022
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Master of Design, Designed Objects
2017 - 2018
National Taiwan University of Science & Technology
Master's Research Experience, Industrial Design
2013 - 2017
Ming Chuan University
Bachelor of Arts, Product Design
"City Wander" featured in Yanko Design magazine
"SEAL" featured in Yanko Design magazine
"City Wander" featured in Trendhunter
"SEAL" featured in Trendhunter
Designer Talk at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
"City Wander" featured in GIZMODO.cz
"City Wander" featured in WCSA. World
"Wooden Glass" featured in La Vie Design magazine
"Plan B." spotlighted in IDSA DesignBytes
"S-BOX" featured in The Slime Mould Collective
D&AD Design Award, Online Voting
LIT Lighting Design Award, Winner
ICFF/ WANTED Design, Exhibitor, New York
External Partnership, Whatnot Studio, Chicago
Taiwan Overseas Study Scholarship, Taiwan
iF Design Award, Winner
iF Design Award, Finalist
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Incentive Scholarship, Chicago
Art & Design Overseas Study Scholarship Program, Taiwan
15th Y.S. Award, Honorable Mention, Taipei
GIGABYTE Great Design Award, Merit Award, Taipei
Lexus Design Award Workshop, Most Potential Award, Taipei
iF Design Talent Award, Finalist
Red Dot Design Concept Award, Finalist
Young Pin Design Award, Finalist
13th Y.S. Award, Nomination, Taipei
ICFF/ WANTED DESIGN, New York
SAIC Graduate Exhibition, Chicago
6th Elite Cup Art Exhibition, Taipei
Break the Barrier Art Exhibition, Taipei
Young Designers' Exhibition, Taipei
Brain Story Art Exhibition, Taipei