Our Advisors

Composed of experts from Korea and abroad, the Advisory Committee sets
the direction and operational plans for the Seoul Design Award.

Seoul Design Award will continue to expand
as a forum where designs to solve human,
social, natural, and environmental issues
in our daily lives are presented and shared.
SoonJong Lee SoonJong Lee
SoonJong Lee
Chair of Steering Committee
South Korea
  • CEO of Korea Future Design Research Institute
  • Honorary professor at Seoul National University
  • Former President at Korean Federation of Design Associations
Josyane Franc Josyane Franc
Josyane Franc
  • International Design network Advisor
  • Saint-Etienne Cité du design Ambassador , former Head of international affairs
  • Lead Manager EU project Human Cities_Challenging the city scale 2014-2018
ChungKee Lee ChungKee Lee
ChungKee Lee
South Korea
  • Seoul Design Foundation Director
  • Professor of Architecture at University of Seoul
  • Former Founder of Hanmei Architects
Andrea Cancellato Andrea Cancellato
Andrea Cancellato
Overseas expert(Europe)
  • Director of ADI(Association for Industrial Design) Design Museum in Milan
  • Former director of MEET
  • Former CEO at Fondazione La Triennale di Milano
Eriko Esaka Eriko Esaka
Eriko Esaka
Overseas expert(Asia)
  • Program director Nagoya UNESCO City of Design Organizing Committee
  • Program director of Cultural Promotion Office, Bureau of Tourism, Culture & Exchange
Mark Wee Mark Wee
Mark Wee
Overseas expert(Asia)
  • CEO of Design Singapore Council
  • Pioneer of Design Thinking Singapore
KilHyung Rhee KilHyung Rhee
KilHyung Rhee
Ex officio(South Korea)
South Korea
  • President at Korean Federation of Design Associations
  • Professor of Design Contents at Hongik University graduate school
Fernando Mascaro Fernando Mascaro
Fernando Mascaro
Overseas expert(South America)
  • Architect/Designer at FM Sustainable Design Strategies
  • Participates of the “Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne” in lectures, juris and curation of exhibitions
Richard Perez Richard Perez
Richard Perez
Overseas expert(Africa)
South Africa
  • Founding Director, Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town
  • Design Consultant to the World Bank and United Nations Foundation
  • Director of Cape Town World Design Capital 2014
Tuba Kocaturk Tuba Kocaturk
Tuba Kocaturk
Overseas expert(Oceania-Australia)
  • Professor of Integral Design and Architecture at Deakin University
  • Founding Director of Mediated Intelligence in Design (MInD) Research Lab
  • Advisory Committee Member of Geelong UNESCO City of Design