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A simple, yet comprehensive
introduction
to the professional
side of me:

I help create communication strategies for
DDG in Taipei, Taiwan. My background in advertising, branding, and design for international companies in the U.S., combined with over 8 years of experience in Asia, is what guides my recommendations for aspiring brands in Taiwan and greater China.

> How else can I help?

I love to explore sociology; human relationships, culture, and decision making. These are the topics that I read about, take courses on, and generally enjoy having conversations about—both with brands
and people.

I speak Chinese. It's not perfect, but I'm able to sit in client meetings and have simple conversations without too much pain and suffering.

I have permanent resident status in Taiwan—basically Taiwan's version of a green card.  I'm free to travel in and out of the country at will, and work without restrictions.

Between 2010 and 2014 I helped develop a digital marketing strategy for getchee in Taipei, Taiwan. In the process I led the creation of engaging video content, compelling infographics, and updated their website and social media to drive leads.

In 2010 I worked with WorldShare in Taipei on projects for BenQ and AUO.

In 2009 I left the world of advertising and spent a year traveling throughout India, South East Asia, China and Taiwan.
This experience had a huge impact on my
perspective and work.

Before that, I worked as a Creative Director for Aisle Rocket Studios in the U.S., where I did award winning branding and design work for Whirlpool Corporation, Gladiator GarageWorks, Amana, and more.


What is my personality?

I'm straightforward, honest, and authentic. 
I get excited about new things. I'm positive and fun, but serious about what I do and the ideas that I have. But I also try not to take things too seriously. I hate following rules. 

I’m a Leo.
I’m a snake.
They say I'm an ENTP. 

(but I think I'm more ENFP )


What are my interests?

Yoga—it's what I spend most of my personal time practicing these days. I began a basic practice in 2008 with Rodney Yee's am yoga for beginners series. At time I had some serious posture problems, and no flexibility. In 2011 I began practicing more seriously, focusing on Ghosh linage yoga. Besides improving my posture, health and attitude, it's introduced me to mindfulness and meditation–both positively impacting my work and relationships. I post a lot of photos these days of my practice—you can follow my progress here: instagram - #李悟yoga

I currently practice at home and at Hatha Yoga Taipei. Join me for class some evening.

This fall I plan to take my practice even further by joining the teacher training program at the Ghosh yoga college in Kolkata, India. 

In 2017 I helped launch Taiwan's first yoga festival. Oceansound Yoga Festival. It was a challenging yet amazing experience that we plan to keep working on. Get your tickets now!

I make some of the best Kombucha in Taiwan, and encourage you to try it for yourself!

I enjoy riding my fixie bicycle around the city, listening to some techno or experimental electronic music. You can follow me on Spotify if you're curious what I listen to.

I'm proud to say I was the first non-Taiwanese person in the world to purchase the new Gogoro Smartscooter—some say it's the Tesla of scooters—and wrote this article explaining why. You can check out photos of me and my Gogoro via my Instagram.

I also enjoy photography and usually have multiple ongoing projects.

If you want to know more about my perspective and the things that interest me, follow me on Instagram, or read my journal.

 


What do I believe?

I believe everyone should do yoga.

there are many ways to be right, and many ways to be wrong.  ( I stole this from a Sam Harris TED Talk. ) 

I believe that you should love the things you own, and that good brands can make good products that are easy to love. Here's the 8 products I currently love the most because they are amazing: 

  1. My Lululemon yoga mat. >IG
  2. My Gogoro Smartscooter >IG
  3. My Erato headphones >IG
  4. My Toms Sunglasses >IG
  5. My Ghosh yoga books >IG
  6. My Sodastream >IG
  7. My Philips mini blender >IG
  8. My Copper cup by Danae Supply >IG

If you believe you have a product that I might love, and want to introduce me to it, please let me know. I'll try it out. 


 

 

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