Welcome to Brian Ling .com

Portfolio Website and Musings of a Strategic Design Leader


In a Nutshell?

With 15 years of experience under his belt, Brian is a unique hands-on industrial design leader, specializing in high level strategic design language and product realization programs that drive successful brands and businesses.

Brian is currently the Design Director of Design Sojourn. A Strategic Design Consultancy he founded to help organizations leverage on Design Led Innovation to make people’s lives better.

He was formally a Senior Design Manager at Philips Design, where he was responsible for the creation and execution of design strategies, client relationship and portfolio management for the Home Cinema Sound, Blu-Ray, and Remote Control accounts for Philips Electronics’ global businesses.

He was formally the Head of Industrial Design at Nakamichi’s regional HQ in Singapore, where he was responsible for managing strategic product design programs for Nakamichi and 3 other sister brands (Akai, Sansui & Emerson). Some of his major contributions at Nakamichi included the successful conceptualization and implementation of Nakamichi’s next generation design/brand language program and strategically managing the Audio, Visual, In-car Entertainment, and Music testing station product categories. He was responsible for and influenced all new Nakamichi product offerings from 2004 to 2008.

His design strengths and expertise include:
1) Strategic Industrial Design
2) Design for Brand
3) Innovation Strategy and Concept Development
4) Entrepreneurial Change Activities
5) Full turnkey product development and management
6) Industrial Design Skills: Design Management, Pro-E Wildfire, Rhino 3D, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketching.

Brian is a full member of the DMI since 2003. (Design Management Institute) As Brian is bilingual in both English and Chinese, he has very good working relationships with contract manufacturers and vendors through out Asia.

A full and complete resume is available on request; please do not hesitate to email me (info [at] brianling [dot] com) for it.

Design Sojourn Blog

My latest thoughts on Strategic Industrial Design

Objects of Desire

Links to samples of my favorite design work. Don't miss my Portfolio page for more images, of if you like networking, hook up with me at Behance.net.

Elsewhere on the Web

Other websites I own and manage.