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Dr Brandon Gien

Founder and CEO, Good Design Australia

Sydney

Dr. Brandon Gien is the Founder and CEO of Good Design Australia and Chair of Australia's Good Design Awards – the oldest and most prestigious design award program in Australia with its origins dating back to the Industrial Design Council of Australia established in 1958.

In 2015, Dr. Gien was inaugurated as a Senator of the World Design Organization (formerly the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design) - the first Australian to ever hold this position. Under his leadership, he spearheaded the strategic transformation of the organisation, resulting in a new name, new vision and mission and a new global definition for Industrial Design.

Through his work with the World Design Organization, he co-founded the World Design Impact Prize to honour Industrial Design driven projects that make a positive impact on our social, economic, cultural and environmental quality of life.

He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Newcastle where he later graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design. He holds a PhD in Environmental Design from the University of Canberra's School of Design and Architecture.

Dr. Gien was made a Design Ambassador to Japan, an international design advocacy role organised by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Canberra.

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