Jianan Hu

Jianan Hu


I currently work as a PhD student at School of Design, University of Leeds. Prior to this, I graduated from Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University. My research interest emphasises the design management in culture and craft fields, in order to identify new possibilities of codesign and revitalisation activities for social innovation. Apart from academics, I got extensive commercially practical experience in textile, fashion, pattern, interior, product package design for over six years. Previous design projects collaborated with several fashion companies, studios, research institutions, and state museums from Beijing, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Hongkong and etc.

Research interests

  • Culturally significant designs and products
  • Design and cultural knowledge
  • Product development
  • Design-Craft Co-creation
  • Fashion and Textile design
  • Social innovation


  • MA Design
  • BA Textile and Fashion design