European trends research
Seiko Epson Corporation
Institute for Aerospace Technology
As Senior Designer Lee manages and contributes to a diverse range of projects ranging from trend analysis and user experience research to branding and product development for our international client portfolio - including clients such as Seiko Epson Corporation and Yamaha.
Experience working on consumer products in China has shaped his passion for travel and Lee regularly finds himself abroad supporting our international clients; with Milan, Basel, Prague, Warsaw, Naples and Cologne being just a select number of destinations visited over the last few years.
Prior to joining KD Lee graduated from Coventry University with a First Class (Hons) degree in MDes Consumer Product design, winning several notable awards in the process including; 'Best MDes Design in Show' at the Coventry University Degree Show for his work exploring communications design for first responders in natural hazard zones and 'Highly Commended Finalist' in the Design Innovation in Plastics 2014 competition for his work challenging our use of plastic material choices in products – and he has continued this award-winning trend as a member of the KD team with the Epson EcoTank-2750 winning the Japanese Good Design Award 2017.
Design influencers: Charles & Ray Eames / Dieter Rams / Naoto Fukasawa
Favourite designs: The Eames Elephant / Braun DN40 Alarm Clock by Dieter Rams
Favourite perk of the job: Meeting other inspirational designers and travelling the world!
When not in the studio: Learning Chinese. 你好，我叫李金。