Quan Zhou


Work Experience


Industrial Design Contractor

February 2011 - San Francisco, California, United States


Industrial Design contrator

February 2011 - February 2011 San Francisco, California, United States


Studio designer

Working on graphic, product design, trend /color casting, and material development.
April 2010 - Portland, Oregon, United States


Performance footwear design intern

Working on a collaboration concept project for 2012 Olympics in London with a fashion design intern from researching, interviewing users, brainstorming, concept development, prototypes and presentation.
June 2009 - September 2009 Portland, Oregon, United States


Product design intern

Working on projects from package, medical, sport apparel, electronic and experience. Involved with researching, interviewing users, brainstorming with clients, concept development and presentation editing
June 2008 - September 2008 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Nike (Global)

Running footwear design intern

Working on a concept project which is involved with development, marketing, engineer research, team concept ideation, prototype making, sample engineer process.
June 2007 - August 2007 Beaverton, Oregon, United States


Cleveland Institute Of Art

Bachelor Fine Art

While I majored in product design at school, I was always taking elective classes, such as metal/ jewellery, ceramic, automotive design, pattern making and fabrication.
September 2004 - May 2009 Cleveland, Ohio, United States


Chinese (Native),
English (Fluent),


Alias, Book Making, Graphic Design, MIcrosoft PowerPoint, Multi-media Model Making, Adobe Creative Suite, Jewelry&metal Making, Marker And Photoshop Rendering, Pottery Wheel, Sewing And Pattern Making, Sketching,


~Born in China
~Only child in my family
~My 2 best friends are like my sisters, and live in London and Tokyo
~Mom and dad are my heroes and they taught me so much
~I enjoy cooking and love spicy food
~I wanted to be a fashion designer when I was little, and fashion gives me confidence
~Age 5: learned piano, 7: learned to dance, 9: learned to draw, 11:
learned Chinese traditional painting, 13: learned Western art
~Before I graduated from high school, I was in the top one percent
in a national figure sketch test for applying to the top art institute
~After graduating from high school, I was accepted to the top art
institute in China, with a major in stage design
~My dad came to United States and applied for family immigration
~Instead of going to art school, I went to study English in Beijing,
because it normally takes half a year to get a visa
~Ending up getting stuck in China for two years waiting for a visa
because of 9-11 and all the immigration offices closed in China
~In those two years, besides studying English I worked as a sales
woman to promote an English learning program for children
~With life going up and down, it was a challenge to balance myself,
having lost my past and being unable to move forward
~Eventually, in 2005 I came to the United States and was reunited
with my dad after 5 years of being separated
~While in school I interned at Nike, IDEO, and Adidas
~In 2009, I graduated from Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA
focused in Industrial Design while exploring many other fine art skills.
~2010, I joined Uliko Studio to continue my design career while
learning new knowledge of trend/color casting, material design and development.
_2011, I worked as industrial design contractor at Lunar and now at Incase.