Ian Liao



Hello everyone! My name is Ian Liao. My understanding of product design began as a teenager, while my father was battling cancer. He was not able to sit up straight, and I would try to help him drink water without choking. A seemingly simple task became a challenge and I started thinking about how I could create designs that would make an impact on people’s lives.

My desire and determination for helping others have only grown. I love solving problems and coming up with new concepts. I want to find that click, that magic moment, where I can see the possibilities and opportunities for smarter design, a well-designed product that not only elevates form and function but connects on a much deeper level.

  • Contact Ian Liao

    ianthecreator.com (Update in Progress)


    CS Bio Co.
    Freelance Designer
    September 2018 - Present
    Menlo Park, CA

    Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc. a Johnson & Johnson company
    Industrial Design Co-Op
    January 2018 - May 2018
    Cincinnati, OH

    Giant Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
    Product / UX Intern
    May 2017 - August 2017
    Taichung, Taiwan

    ArtCenter College of Design
    Teaching Assistant
    May, 2018 - Present
    Pasadena, CA

  • Gallery/Exhibit

    Student Gallery


    First place
    In recognition of Microhealth
    October 2016


    Featured student project
    HP Campfire
    Interaction for Designers: How to Make Things PeopleLove by Brian Boyl

    AIGA Member Gallery - HP Campfire
    HP Campfire
    AIGA gallery - HP Campfire
    March 2018

    Behance Product Design - HP Campfire
    HP Campfire
    Behance gallery - HP Campfire
    March 2018

    Behance Product Design - ISLE
    Behance gallery - ISLE
    March 2018

    Core Strengths

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