Carl is the founder of the Carl Liu brand, with over eight design patents to his name. He is a well-known Chinese industrial designer and currently works as a partner/design director of Idea Dao Design Shanghai. He earned his degree from the world-famous Art Center College of Design in the US and Switzerland. Later he worked at the award-wining design studio Astro and the Motorola advance concept design group. Carl's signature designs included the Compaq iPaq PDA, the Nike running watch Triax 300 and Triax 50. These products have won international awards like G-Mark, IDSA and I.D Magazine, and have sold in the millions.
Carl is enthusiastic about elevating design in Asia. He has published two design books, "Carl Liu Design Book" and "Innovative Product Design Practice," which have influenced students and designers worldwide, and become textbooks at many design schools and universities. He is also invited as a jury member to international design awards, the most recent being the iF concept award in Germany.