Sam, Ying Hsien Yu

Sam, Ying Hsien Yu

Los Angeles, CA, US



As an environment designer, I do not only make space but create experience, from exterior to interior, fixtures to graphic, treating an environment as a complete package. I studied Fashion Design in Taiwan and majored in Environmental Design in Art Center College of Design California. This background allows me to see things from different points of view. Pure aesthetic to industrial thinking, small detail to large scale.

My design philosophy is “form equal to function”. For me, design is an evolution of ideas. Always trying to find a better solution and overthrow imperfect precedents. I think a strong design is a balance between aesthetic, business and functionality. 
A well designed and meaningful project should be like what Muhammad Ali said " Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.". It can be like a punch, impacting people visually and psychologically, but it can also like a breeze, comforting and immersing users even without seeing.



NBBJ, Columbus, OH, US, Designer

Working with senior designer and design lead. From preparing materials for presentation, design discussion, 3D modeling, in-house rendering to revit drawing.

Apr 2014 - Nov 2015


Art Center Coolege of Design, Pasadena, CA, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design

Sep 2009 - Aug 2013