“When you find an appealing point of a product and have a connection with the designer’s mind, it is the happiest moment.”

Originally from Beijing, China, Han Zhao's studies in fine art, engineering, and design lend a unique perspective to his design work. Zhao's early interest in industrial design let him to a Bachelor’s degree in Water Science and Engineering from Taiyuan University of Technology.

In his studies in the M.F.A. Design program at Syracuse University, Zhao combined his knowledge of engineering with studies in collaborative, product, and communication design. He has an interest and expertise in prototyping, testing, and modeling with professional software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Rhinoceros, Final Cut Pro, and programming languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Central to Zhao's design practice is his belief that a good designer puts the user at the center of everything he creates. He believes that with well-designed and managed mass production, an innovative product can become beneficial to thousands of people.