Cho Young Kil, South Korea
Young Kil Cho was born in Seoul, 1958, graduated from Purdue University (BFA) and Pratt Institute (MID) in USA. He has worked as a product designer and director at Deskey association in New York, U.S.A and LG Design Center in Seoul Korea.
Today, Cho is the founder and president at a design consultancy in Seoul, Designmall Co. Ltd., one of the leading design consultants in South Korea and Southeast Asia. During his 30 year career, Cho has project managed for many successful products. He supports global Korean brands LG and Samsung, as well as Chinese major brands, such as Huawei Media. He is also consultant to many small and medium sized companies. His consultancy work includes design research, strategy, problem solving, and design for manufacturing.
As the chairman of Korea Design Firms Association, he proposed a national policy for the importance of the design industry in Korea and increased national competitiveness. Cho also lectures at Dankook University, and Kookmin University.