yiting hou

Erin (Yiting) Hou is born in Shenzhen, China, where tradition gradually blends with modernity. Throughout her childhood, she had the opportunity to visit many traditional gardens in Suzhou, China. The gardens have well-designed architectures for practicability, the proper balance between light and shade, and the excellent integration of dynamics and statics for visual appearance. What she has seen taught Erin that an excellent piece of design should have perfect functionality and be able to meet people’s aesthetic senses and spiritual needs to the furthest extent.

With ten years of Chinese paint learning during her childhood and theoretical studies at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, she gradually developed her modern systemic design philosophy. The idea is about hiding the power of dynamic into the simplicity of the static structure to show the integration between vitality and stillness, with the fulfillment of both aesthetic mentality and practical usage.


Master of Science – Environmental Design

ArtCenter College of Design

09.2021 – 04.2023

Bachelor of Fine Arts – 3D Design

Bachelor of Arts – Health and Human Physiology

University of Iowa

08.2016 – 05.2021



  • Rhinoceros 3D, SolidWorks, Unreal Engine 5 Rendering and VR, Modo, Twinmotion, AutoCAD, Autodesk 3ds Max, Adobe Ai / Ps / Id / Lr / Pr / Pt

Woodmaking, Photography, Silicone Casting, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Story Telling, Rapid Prototyping, Problem-Solving, Design Strategy


  • It’s Nice That
  • AIGA
  • Fonts In Use
  • The Dieline




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LAMP International Lighting Design Competition Shortlisted

2023. “Moonshadow“ in “Pendant Lamp“ category

SIT Design Award 2023 Winner

2023. “Perla“ in “Furniture Design – Decorative Accent Lamp“ category

SIT Design Award 2023 Honorable Mention

2023. “Wave“ in “Furniture Design“ category

Launch Pad 2023 WantedDesign Manhattan

2023. “Perla“ selected

Bernhardt Design Sponsor Studio 2022 Selected Finalist

2022. “Border“ selected



2023. “Border”.

“Border Side Table”

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Design Milk

May 29, 2023.

“Border”. “Best of ICFF + WantedDesign 2023: Handcraft Reclamation and Blobiects”

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The Architect’s Newspaper

May 18, 2023. “Border”.

“NYCxDesign launches today, here are eight unmissable activations”

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