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Donghwan Song


Donghwan Song is an industrial designer based in Seoul (KR) and Lausanne (CH). He completed his undergraduate studies in product design at Hongik University between 2014 and 2020. With a focus on enhancing daily life experiences, Donghwan employs his expertise in formative, material, and interactive solutions to design products that offer convenience and innovation. During his tenure in Korean design studios, he successfully collaborated with a diverse range of clients, including industry corporates like Samsung Electronics as well as promising startups. His work encompassed various domains such as consumer electronics, wearable devices, and communication equipment, involving mass production and engaging in several research and development (R&D) projects.


Additionally, Donghwan Song is a member of ADAGP (Société des auteurs dans les arts graphiques et plastiques) and Amitiés Internationales André Malraux in France. As part of these organizations, he showcases experimental works that effectively visualize his unique concept language while incorporating practical functionality.


Presently, Donghwan is pursuing a Master's degree in Product Design at ECAL in Switzerland. He consistently aims to create designs that cultivate positive user experiences and make a meaningful impact by leveraging his distinct design identity.

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2021 - Present

2014 - 2020

ECAL (University of Art and Design Lausanne), Switzerland / MA Product Design

Hongik University, Republic of Korea / BA Product Design
*includes military service for 2 years



Red Dot Award Design Concept 2019  /  Winner

iF Design Talent Award 2019  /  Best of the year

Spark Design Award 2019  /  Finalist





IMD(The International Institute for Management Development), Lausanne, CH / Foundations of Business Program (Mar 2022)

ADAGP, Paris, FR  /  Artist Member with Global Copyrights (Oct 2019)

Amitiés Internationales André Malraux, Paris, FR  /  Artist Membership (Sep 2019)







Fountain Studio, Seoul, KR  /  Industrial Designer (Dec 2020 - May 2021)

Design Methods, Seoul, KR  /  Industrial Design Internship (Aug - Nov 2020)

RF Products Series for NSRI (National Security Research Institute), KR  /  Design Team Lead
*Contracted with Sungsan E&C (Jun 2020 - Aug 2020)

BKID, Seoul, KR  /  Industrial Design Internship (Sep 2019 - Feb 2020)

Design Numbers, Seoul, KR  /  Freelance Designer (Jan - Nov 2018)

Lee Jung Sun Art School, Seoul, KR  /  Researcher & Assistant​ (Mar - Jun 2014)







Fogo Island Plastic Free Kites Workshop with Camille Blin, Anniina Koivu, and Anthony Guex (Oct 2022)

Compliant Mechanism Workshop with Christophe Guberan (Apr 2022)

'Training to Research' Common Module Workshop with HEAD, Geneva, CH (Mar 2022)

Materializing Color Workshop with Giulio Ridolfo (Jan 2022)

‘The ECAL MANUAL OF STYLE' Exhibition Design Workshop with Jonathan Olivares (Oct 2021)
*Collaborated with Glas Italia

Sungshin Women's University, Seoul, KR  /  One-day Lecturer for 'Department of Crafts' 2021
*Invited by Yeyeon Park

Hongik University Product Design Degree Show Committee 2019  /  Vice Chief (Mar - Dec 2019)

Hongik University Product Design Student Show Committee 2018  /  Chief (Sep - Dec 2019)

Joint Chief of Staff, KR  /  General Chauffeur as Military Service (Mar 2015 - Dec 2016)







ECAL 'U.F.O.G.O.' for Milan Design Week / Spazio Orso, Milan, IT (April 2023)

Hongik Univ. Degree Show 'UNO'  /  Hongik Daehangno Art Center, Seoul, KR (Oct 2019)

Esprit Nouveau Exhibition Korea 2019 /  Gallery Conseil, Seoul, KR (Aug 2019)

'Plug - In'  /  Hongik Univ. Building M, Sejong, KR (Nov 2018)

'Product M5'  /  Hongik Univ. Building M, Sejong, KR (Nov 2017)

Hongik University Foundation Show  /  Hongik Art Hall, Sejong, KR (Nov 2014)


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