Bill Yen

Bill Yen

Shanghai, CN



Shanghai Based Designer with own studio focusing on interior, architecture and product design. Arrived in Shanghai in 2003 for post-graduate work and stayed ever since.



MRT design, Founder & Director

Director of a 15 person interior and architecture firm in Shanghai.

Jun 2005 - current

MRKT, Co-founder and design director

Founded and directed an accessories brand called MRKT ( in China. As director, was involved in the design, production, operation and distribution + sales from 2008 until 2010. Currently a minority stock holder after sales of the company to complete expansion into direct retail operation and international sales.

Apr 2008 - Mar 2010

KVA MATx, designer

Under Sheila Kennedy, worked mostly on research and development project for Herman Miller in conjunction with Applied Minds out of Los Angeles. Active in various MatX projects throughout 2002 and 2003

Jun 2002 - Oct 2003

TsAO & McKOWN Architects, designer

Design Intern involved in various projects in the studio under the direct supervision of Calvin Tsao. Those projects include design and layout of a book, art gallery design and a competition for the Kowloon Bay Project in HK.

Jun 2001 - Aug 2001, Interface & Graphic Designer

Part of a three person team that designed and implemented user interface front end for an early online commerce pioneer that was called before being Under the design director, Austin Tang, the team designed the underlying user interface and skin for 10+ stores with different identities and product categories.

May 1998 - Aug 1999

Bloomberg L.P., intern

As an intern, spent three months verifying historical financial data of Huffy Corp.

May 1997 - Jul 1997


Harvard University, MArch, Master of Architecture I

Sep 1999 - May 2003

Duke University, Bachelors, BA in Economics & Studio Arts

Sep 1994 - May 1998

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