Qin Li, IDSA
VP of Design
Qin Li, IDSA, is the at-large director on IDSA's Board of Directors who is especially focused on IDSA's International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). Since 2012, she has served as the director of industrial design at fuseproject. In 2017, she was named VP of design. Originally from China, Li received her bachelor’s degree in industrial design from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art. During her studies in industrial and graphic design, she worked at one of the top design consultancies in China, Jimei Design.
In 2001, Li moved to San Francisco. She earned a master’s of industrial design at the Academy of Art University (AAU) and worked at LUNAR. Since 2004 at fuseproject, Li led development of the Herman Miller PUBLIC Office Landscape + SAYL Chair; UP; ERA; Jambox; ICON for Jawbone; and projects with Movado, Samsung, MIT Media Lab, among others. Li is responsible for the entire design process from ideation through production, working across disciplines to create cohesive design experiences through product, brand and digital platforms