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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsArt Director - Creative Director


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About me

Chang Hee Lee is a designer whose work mostly revolves around industrial design. Using different products as mediums, he pursues a variety of design experimentations with the desire to broaden possible future design channels. Of particular importance in his work is the relationship between design and consumer culture, a theme he investigates to understand what types of design we find acceptable. As such, Lee attempts to challenge our concept of what ‘design’ is. To achieve these aims, his current designs focus on synaesthetic experience in relation to designed artifacts. His experiments in this field have led him to investigate a variety of sources such as fictional gadgetry, immateriality, mental images, neuroscience and so on. Most of his works are self-funded, but he also positively engages with relevant industry subsidized projects. He is a graduate of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, and obtained his Master’s in Design Critical Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) under the supervision of Dr John Stevens and Dr Dan Lockton at the Royal College of Art (RCA). Chang Hee Lee is one of the Design Council’s Ones to Watch: this list of the 70 most talented emerging designers in the UK was recently announced as part of the Design Council’s 70th anniversary celebrations.


  • Furniture
  • Product
  • Design Strategy
  • Prototyping
  • Creative Direction
  • Design Research
  • Design Thinking
  • Innovation
  • Making

Work history



Chang Hee Lee

Sep 2014
  • PhD candidate in Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art.




Aug 2005 - Mar 2011



Innovation Design Engineering

Royal College of Art

Aug 2014 - Aug 2018
  • PhD (ongoing)


Design Critical Practice

Goldsmiths, University of London

Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
  • Masters


Product Design

Central Academy of Fine Arts

Mar 2005 - Aug 2009
  • Undergraduate



Today's Figure

  • Today's Figure: major social media, DAUM, South Korea


70 Ones to Watch: Design Council

  • Meet 70 rising design stars that we think represent the future of British design.


Work in Progress

  • Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London


International Design Awards (IDA) Silver Winner



A'Design Awards Bronze Prize

A' Design

  • Work: Nova


BBC Radio 4


  • BBC Radio 4 programme 'In Touch' interview, work:


Touch Art Fair

  • Exhibition with Jake and Dinos Chapman and seven international artists, work:


Hoxton Gallery

  • Exhibition: Project - Essence in Space