Tony K. M. Chang studied architecture at the Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan. Since 2004, he is the CEO of the Taiwan Design Center. Until 2013, he has been the editor-in-chief of DESIGN magazine. Chang has made tremendous contributions to industrial design, both in his home country and across the entire Asia-Pacific region.
As an expert in design management and design promotion, he has served as a consultant for governments and in the corporate sector for decades. From 2005 to 2007, 2009 to 2011 and since 2013, he has been executive board member of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) and also masterminded the 2011 IDA Congress in Taipei.
In 2008, he was elected founding chairman of the Taiwan Design Alliance, a consortium of government-supported and private design entities aimed at promoting Taiwanese design. Chang has lectured in Europe, the United States and Asia, and he frequently serves as a juror in prestigious international design competitions.