• Profile:

    Lee-Sean Huang is a Taiwanese American design practitioner, educator, and community builder based in New York City. He splits his time between running Foossa, the service design and strategy consultancy that he co-founded, teaching at New York University, the Parsons School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts, and serving as the design education manager at AIGA, the largest professional association for design in the United States. He previously founded the design practice at Purpose, a consultancy that builds and supports movements to advance the fight for an open, just, and habitable world.

    Lee-Sean’s interests lie at the intersection between design and democracy. He has collaborated with a range of organizations ranging from startups and local non-profits to Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and the United Nations to explore the role of participation and play in designing the future of education, work, health, and civic engagement.

    In addition to a bachelor's degree in Government from Harvard, Lee-Sean holds a masters degree from ITP, the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. He serves as a board member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association of New York and the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He previously served as a founding trustee of the Awesome Foundation New York. In his free time, he plays and piano and ukulele and practices capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art disguised as a dance, at the New York Capoeira Center. 


    Degrees Held:

    Bachelors of Arts, Government, Harvard University

    Master of Professional Studies, Interactive Telecommunications, New York University


    Current Courses:

    Design Impact:Idea to Concept (Open Campus)

    Design Impact:Idea to Concept (Fall 2019)

    Design Thinking Fundamentals (Open Campus)

    Design Thinking Fundamentals (Fall 2019)

    Futures and Foresight (Open Campus)

    Futures and Foresight (Fall 2019)

    New Design Firms

    New Design Firms (Fall 2019)

    Social Impact Entrepreneurship