Award-winning freelance footwear designer Sih Yu Chen is originally from Taiwan, but currently based in the UK.
After earning her Masters Degree in Design Innovation (Footwear) from De Montfort University, UK, in 2010, she began her career with Taiwan-based online footwear retailers Full Creator, where she was head of design and product development.
Among her freelance work, she has created designs for American footwear brand Justin.
In 2014, Sih Yu’s work was selected for inclusion in the Emerging Creativity in Asia Vol. 5, and was the only footwear designer to be chosen.
In 2015, she was the winner in both the women’s footwear and men’s footwear categories of the Taiwan Footwear Design Awards.
Also a writer and educator, Sih Yu is a regular columnist for Taipei-based lifestyle magazine Fliper, and created a popular footwear design course for online Taiwanese tutorial website Hahow.