After graduation, Paul joined a leading product design consultancy in Sydney. His training included working for several years under master Sony designer Masahiro Takahashi. In 2000, he jointly began Cube Sydney, and in 2004 expanded into Cube Design China. Cube is now a global business with an international client base.
In 2008, Paul began a new direction in his new career, expanding business into Shenzhen China. There, he was the guest of the Red Dot in China. Paul is also active in a variety of exhibitions, such as the International Creative Design Expo (Shenzhen).
The founder and designer Dirk Schumann is a member of the Red Dot award Jury since 2006 to present (2020) and also served as a juror at the Red Dot Concept Award in Singapore 2015, 2016, 2017 to present (2020).
Schumanndesign has been working since 1992 in the field of strategic design consultancy and product design in many areas of both consumer and investment goods industries including home appliance, communications technology, sanitation, energy and medical equipment, and plant engineering.
Professor Renke He, born in 1958, studied civil engineering and architecture at Hunan University in China. From 1987 to 1988, he was a visiting scholar at the Industrial Design Department of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and, from 1998 to 1999, at North Carolina State University’s School of Design. Renke He is professor of the School of Design at Hunan University and is also director of the Chinese Industrial Design Education Committee. Currently, he holds the position of vice chair of the China Industrial Design Association.
Prof. Dr. Yongqi LOU is Dean of the College of Design and Innovation at Tongji University in Shanghai, a Board Director of World Design Organization (WDO) and a Vice President of China Industrial Design Association.Lou has been the pioneer in China for design-driven innovation education, research and practices that connect design, business, and technology. He is the founder of Design Harvests, a design-driven urban-rural interaction project; Tongji-Huangpu School of Design and Innovation, the first design thinking K12 school in China; and She Ji — the Journal of Design, Innovation, and Economics published by Tongji and Elsevier. Lou was a Vice President of CUMULUS, International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media.
He is the Editorial Board Member of the journal Design Issues published by The MIT Press, and the Journal of Visual Arts Published by Taylor & Francis. Lou currently chairs the international advisory board of University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He was invited as the keynote speaker in conferences such as BODW 2018, IFI 2017, IDSA 2016, ACM SIGCHI 2015, WDC 2014 Design Policy Conference, IIT Design Strategy 2013 etc. In 2014, the President of Finland honored Lou with the Order of the Lion of Finland as a Knight , First Class. Lou was elected as an international fellow of Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) in 2019.
Professor, Dr. Chao Zhao is Deputy Dean of Academy of Arts and Design, Vice Dean of Art and Science Research Institute, Chair Professor of Industrial Design, and Director of Healthcare Design Lab in Tsinghua University. He is also serve as Secretary-General of the Design Disciplinary Teaching Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education China, and Vice President of International Council of Design (ico-D). Professor Zhao has strong teaching, research and practice background in the areas of design.
The wide-scope of design has won Dr. Zhao numerous awards, including 'Red Dot Award', National Design Award, Australia excellent Alumni Award, Top Ten Chinese Young Designer Award, and New Century China Talents Award. He also won Distinguished Professor Award, and has an extensive and distinguished design related publication record in international journals and conferences.