Manfred Wang

Manfred Wang is the Professor in Department of Design for National Taiwan Normal University and the Principal Creative Advisor for Qisda Corporation. Before August 2013, Wang was named the Vice President & Chief Design Officer of BenQ & Qisda Group and the General Manager of QisDESIGN Lifestyle Products Business Unit (Debuting in 2009). Under his guidance, BenQ and Qisda have won more than 400 international major design awards including iF, Red-dot, IDEA and G-Mark in the past 15 years.

Wang joined BenQ Group in 2002. He established BenQ’s Lifestyle Design Center and introduced the design philosophy “meeting of the opposites”, which is a fusion of Eastern and Western design concepts. In 2007, he set up the Creative Design Center for Qisda, helping the ODM company gain strong competitive advantage with excellent design capability.

Manfred Wang graduated as German State Diplom-Designer (master degree of Industrial Design) from Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart (The State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart, Germany) in 1994. After returning to Taiwan, Wang worked as leader of Conceptual Product Design of Computer & Communications Research Laboratories in Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute before joining Acer Group.

In his Acer years in late 1990s, Wang served as design director for Acer’s Computer & Consumer Products Business Unit. He eventually assumed the position of design director of Acer Brand Operation, responsible for all the product design and branding strategy.