Leimei Julia Chiu
Leimei Julia Chiu / Executive Board Member, ICSID. Vice President, Icograda, 1997-2001.

Born in Taiwan, raised and educated in the USA and later in Japan, Leimei has acquired a diverse cultural and academic foundation. Her areas of formal study were Mathematics, Chemistry, Linguistics, and Cross-cultural communications. In her design promotion projects carried out in both private and public sectors, Leimei has worked with major Japanese corporations as well as with governments and academic institutions across Europe, North America, and the Pan Pacific Rim. To this end, she has instigated and acted as creative director for over 160 design promotion projects (exhibitions, workshops, international competitions and world design congresses), and collaborated with 81 design centers and over 310 universities around the world. In addition, she has lectured at design conferences and academic institutions in over 24 countries and served on numerous competition juries, including Red Dot Design Concept Award, Brno Biennial, Design for Asia Award, World Design Leadership Award, BIO (Bienale of Industrial Design); and currently serves on the Jury of the Good Design Award, Japan’s only overall system for evaluating and promoting design. A recipient of the Icograda President’s Award in 2003, Leimei was awarded the Mainichi Design