Chia-Ying Lee was born in Taiwan and became a designer in new media and industrial. She graduated from the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in 2006. After working for PEGA Design & Engineering for three years, she set up her studio (studio if) in December 2011.
Her work is a blend of design, art and technology embodied in physical forms, from products to installations. She has worked with important institutes such as the National Taiwan Art Museum and the JUT Foundation for Arts and Architecture. Studio if also runs small production of her works for stores and galleries in Europe, Taipei and Beijing. Her projects have won various awards including “IF China Product Design Award”, “Taiwan Excellence Award” and “SDA Best Design of The Year”. She was selected as one of the IFFS Asian Star Talents in 2015. That same year she designed Random for Studio Italia Design.