Sam Li


I grew up in a family of policemen and politicians. The family motto is “To succeed is to understand people, influence people, then lead people.” Although I did not follow the family tradition to become either the policeman nor politician, I inherited the essence of that motto in my journey that lead to my study of design.

I understand people through keen observation and empathetic thinking.

I influence others by compassion and sharing.

I lead by example and collaboration.

I believe design is all about connecting the dots between people and what impacts them emotionally.

I have always been
the kid sorting out the chaos in grade school;
the guy initiating when no one speaks up;
the one to provide resolution when the toughest customer called for support;
and the explorer that loves to try everything at least once in life so I won’t have any regrets.

My design reflects my past experience with people, but I am not only in love to design for people, but also with people. I enjoy collaborative triumph over individual achievement. I am a creative catalyst.

  • Contact Sam Li

    Linked In


    Industrial Designer
    July 2013 - December 2013
    City of Industry, California

    Product Design Intern
    January 2013 - July 2013
    Palo Alto, California

    Testlab:Berlin Sustainable Mobility in 2030
    Participating Student
    July 2012 - September 2012
    Berlin, Germany

    Wanshido Media, Inc
    Project Lead Manager
    January 2002 - January 2003
    Taipei, Taiwan

    Mcglen Micro, Inc
    US Division General Manager / Lead QA Engineer
    Jan 2005 - Feb 2009
    City of Industry, California

    Mcglen Micro, Inc
    RMA & Tech Support Manager
    July 1996 - July 2000
    Irvine, California

  • Gallery/Exhibit

    Student Gallery
    Sony IRIS Lens Cleaning System
    Muji WizTag
    Saga Bike System


    Denhart Sustainability Prize, 2nd Place
    Art Center College of Design, Denhart Family Sustainability Scholarship
    In recognition of Saga Bike System
    January 2013


    Sustainable solutions: by bike, on a plane or by hand
    Saga Bike System
    Sustainable solutions: by bike, on a plane or by hand
    February 12, 2013

    Core Strengths

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