Yaling Liu

Lecturer, School of Industrial Design

Yaling Liu holds an MFA in Fashion Design from the Domus Academy in Milan. She approaches industrial design using a rigorous fashion-based methodology. Her expertise in soft materials, trend forecasting, and brand analysis brings a strong user-centered perspective to her teaching.

Yaling has taught product design studios in China, Hong Kong, and the USA. She is currently a visiting professor in industrial design at Georgia Tech, where she teaches Year 1 studio, Intro to Smart Product, and Soft Product Design.


  • Master of Arts, 2002 – 2003, University of Wales, UK
  • Master in Fine Art - Fashion (with Distinction), 2002 – 2003, Domus Academy, Milan, Italy
  • Bachelor of Science - Fashion Design (with Distinction), 1997 – 2001, College of Human Ecology, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Certificate - Italian Language, 2001, LinguaViva, Florence, Italy
  • Certificate - Putonghua Teacher Training (with Distinction), Sept 2008 – Feb 2009, The University of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Putonghua Education and Assessment Centre

Teaching Experience

  • Part-Time Faculty -- School of Industrial Design, College of Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2015 - Present
  • Part-Time Faculty -- School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 2010-2015
  • Visiting Professor, College of Art & Design, Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic China, June 2012 - June 2015
  • Instructor, ITS Tutorial School, Hong Kong, May 2012 - September 2012

Professional Experience

  • liuliushoes, Hong Kong, Director, 2010 - Present
  • Studies and Careers HK, Recruiter Hong Kong, 2011- Present