Author: Simon Yan

Simon Yan is the founder of Bluemap Design, a New York-based design studio specializing in product and packaging design. Born in Hong Kong, Yan is hugely influenced by the way things are constructed. His interest in art and design gave him the idea that products are design objects that are part of a lifestyle. Initially interested in graphic design, he soon realized that he was far more excited by 3D forms and how people interact with them. He major in industrial design at Pratt Institute. After graduating from Pratt with a degree in industrial design he found himself working with several top-ranked design studios before starting his own practice in 2001. Yan is meticulous to design. Every detail is thought about. His design is geared to the way people move, walk, and pick up objects, all to be used, as advertised, without thinking. Yan’s clients include 3M, Acco Brands, Allergan, RING, J&J, PepsiCo, Nestle, Bissell Homecare, Bristol Myers Squibb, Kodak, SC Johnson, Show Media, TYPO Innovations and VeriFone Media. Yan’s work has received many design awards, including iF Design Award, Red Dot Award, IDEA Award, G-Mark Good Design Award Japan, Spark Design Award, K-Design Award, Good Design Award, CES Best of Innovations Award, Business Week Best Products, CES Design and Engineering Award and ID magazine ADR Award, Business Week Best Products Award, CNET "Next Big Thing" Award, CES Design and Engineering Award, CHIP Award for Innovations in Digital Photography, Germany, PC World Innovation Award, Business 2.0 Magazine Bottom Line Design Award, CES Editor’s Choice Award. Published recognition has been included in ID Magazine, Innovation, Business Week, Time Magazine, GQ, Vanity Fair, House Beautiful, T3, Stuff, Design 360, Designing for Humanity, and International Design Yearbook 15, ON/OFF, and Graphis. Yan’s work has been exhibited at the JIDA Design Museum, Japan, Red Dot Design Museum, Singapore, Biennial of Industrial Design (BIO) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, The Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design (Good Design Show), Denver Art Museum (US Design 1975-2000), the Cooper-Hewitt Museum (Design Culture Now, Triennial Design Show), Moss (ID Magazine, 44th Annual Design Review Exhibition). and Schafler Gallery (“Corvettes to Cuisinart” Six Decades of Diversity in Industrial Design)
Simon Yan is the founder of Bluemap Design, a New York-based design studio specializing in product and packaging design. Born in Hong Kong, Yan is hugely influenced by the way things are constructed. His interest in art and design gave him the idea that products are design objects that are part of a lifestyle. Initially interested in graphic design, he soon realized that he was far more excited by 3D forms and how people interact with them. He major in industrial design at Pratt Institute. After graduating from Pratt with a degree in industrial design he found himself working with several top-ranked design studios before starting his own practice in 2001. Yan is meticulous to design. Every detail is thought about. His design is geared to the way people move, walk, and pick up objects, all to be used, as advertised, without thinking. Yan’s clients include 3M, Acco Brands, Allergan, RING, J&J, PepsiCo, Nestle, Bissell Homecare, Bristol Myers Squibb, Kodak, SC Johnson, Show Media, TYPO Innovations and VeriFone Media. Yan’s work has received many design awards, including iF Design Award, Red Dot Award, IDEA Award, G-Mark Good Design Award Japan, Spark Design Award, K-Design Award, Good Design Award, CES Best of Innovations Award, Business Week Best Products, CES Design and Engineering Award and ID magazine ADR Award, Business Week Best Products Award, CNET "Next Big Thing" Award, CES Design and Engineering Award, CHIP Award for Innovations in Digital Photography, Germany, PC World Innovation Award, Business 2.0 Magazine Bottom Line Design Award, CES Editor’s Choice Award. Published recognition has been included in ID Magazine, Innovation, Business Week, Time Magazine, GQ, Vanity Fair, House Beautiful, T3, Stuff, Design 360, Designing for Humanity, and International Design Yearbook 15, ON/OFF, and Graphis. Yan’s work has been exhibited at the JIDA Design Museum, Japan, Red Dot Design Museum, Singapore, Biennial of Industrial Design (BIO) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, The Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design (Good Design Show), Denver Art Museum (US Design 1975-2000), the Cooper-Hewitt Museum (Design Culture Now, Triennial Design Show), Moss (ID Magazine, 44th Annual Design Review Exhibition). and Schafler Gallery (“Corvettes to Cuisinart” Six Decades of Diversity in Industrial Design)