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Richard Hsu

think | talk | walk

Shanghai, China

Generally thinking:

Education & Academia
Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Government & Community
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design
Body, Mind & Science

My tags:

ActivismAdvertisingArchitectureArtBrand StrategyBusiness DevelopmentCommunityCraftsCultureEducationEntrepreneurshipEventsFashionFilmGovernmentGraphic DesignInterior DesignMarketingPhilanthropyPhotographyProduct DesignPublishingRetailSocial ChangeStrategy GeneralSustainabilityTechnologyTravelVisual Arts

Very good at:
+ city, secondary city, human city, empathetic city
+ education and learning
+ ecosystems and platforms - TEDx, Pan-Asia Network, BRICS, building of dream teams

About me & my work:

Shanghai born, I followed my family to Hong Kong, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Switzerland.

After completing my architectural studies, I worked in US, Europe, Japan and Asia, in advertising / branding / design for a number of clients: The New York Times, Bank of America, Sothebys, Elizabeth Arden, MoMA, Madison Square Garden, Boeing, Sony, Johnson & Johnson, The Limited, The Partnership for a Drug Free America, Warner Music, Murdoch Publications, Shiseido, Nike, Heineken, KLCC, Thailand Design Center, Wieden+Kennedy, IBM, Orange Telecom/True Thailand, eno, Conde Nast, LOreal, Mori Building and Isetan. I held creative and strategic position for several of the above companies, and was the Executive Vice-President in charge of opening Wieden+Kennedys China office in 2003.

I launched my own brand consultancy in Shanghai "h+ branding" in 2006, focusing and servicing the sectors of youth culture, publishing, commercial real estate development, lifestyle brand development, retail, OEM manufacturers. I believe in learning and pushing the limits in these areas : creative and design thinking / education / China talents / China branding / China originality / synergy and harmony between business and art / development of love brands / do good projects.

I have lectured regularly at universities in US, Berlin, Malaysia, Shanghai. I am currently a full time lecturer and program developer at Tongji University’s Graduate School of Design and Innovation

I am also the curator for TEDxShanghai.

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