Dr Brandon Gien

Good Design Australia

Brandon has spent the last 20 years running Australia’s Good Design Awards program, one of the oldest and most respected design award programs in the world with origins dating back to the 1958.

Brandon is a Senator of the World Design Organization (since 2015) after serving as President from 2013-2015 and board Member from 2007-2013.

Other roles include Shanghai City Government’s International Creative City Advisory Board. International Advisory Board of Srishti’s Institute of Art Design and Technology in India, jury member for the Singapore President’s Design Awards, the Korean Government’s Good Design Award, China’s Red Star Design Awards, the Taiwan Golden Pin Design Awards, Rado Design Prize Africa, Design for Asia Awards. Educated in Industrial Design, he also holds a PhD in Environmental Design from the University of Canberra’s School of Design and Architecture and is Adjunct Professor Industrial Design at University of Canberra and co-host of popular television series: ‘Australia by Design Innovation’ on Network TEN and ONE.