Mike Wang


I spent my childhood moving every year or two. Aside from the periodic social life restart, I really enjoyed all of the new places, people and experiences. Every move was also another chance to reinvent myself. I formed ideas in my head of what the perfect person would be like and how I could become that person. I wanted to know the right things to do, the right goals to pursue, and the right way to live.

This never worked. My truths and ideals were constantly challenged and changed. It took years until I slowly began to realize that the correct way is different in every situation, and the key to discovery is in the present.

Design is the same way. There isn’t a right way to design, minimal isn’t always good, and the problem is never what I expect it to be. Reality is richer and deeper than the presumptions we form. The right design comes from understanding the intricacy of peoples' lives and the context they live in. In Design, I was able to find the same beautiful complexity and I strive to create objects and experiences that fits seamlessly into them.

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    Procter & Gamble | Oral Care
    Design Management Co-op
    May 2013 - December 2013
    Mason, Ohio

    Procter & Gamble | Hair Care & Color
    Design Management Co-op
    January 2012 - May 2012
    Cincinnati, OH

    Industrial Design Intern
    May 2012 - August 2012
    Boston, Massachusetts

    DEKA R&D
    Industrial Design Intern
    January 2012 - April 2012
    Manchester, New Hampshire

    Research Assistant
    March 2011 - December 2011
    Pasadena, California

  • Gallery/Exhibit

    Student Gallery
    Stack Traffic Control Products
    Vélo Walkable Cycling Shoe
    195° Tankless Commercial Espresso
    Lumia Oral Care Product + Packaging
    Met-Rx Rebrand + Packaging


    IDSA IDEA Award
    In recognition of Stack Traffic Control Products

    EDF Sustainability Challenge
    In recognition of 195° Tankless Commercial Espresso

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