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Welcome to

design day 2019 

tuesday 3rd december

This years event has once again partnered up with Business of Design Week as an educational satellite event.


A shared belief that we should celebrate creativity and innovation with a vision to strengthen Hong Kong as a creative hub in Asia.

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2019 Theme




Mr. Jevan Chowdhury

           Director, Wind & Foster




Jevan Chowdhury is an experienced multimedia artist working in commercials and performing arts. He has created work for international organisations, governments and cultural institutions. Recent clients include The UK Department of International Trade, Adobe UK,  Visit Dallas, The Institution of Civil Engineers and Transport for London.
His project ‘Moving Cities’ has won 21 awards and exhibited at 68 festivals with recent exhibitions in Sadler’s Wells, London City Hall, The AT&T Aurora Exhibition, Standard Vision and on the London Underground. 
Jevan’s work has featured in publications TimeOut, LensCulture, Yatzer, Nowness and countless blogs. 




Ms. Sam Lam

Director of Business Development & Projects Hong Kong Design Centre


Ms Sam Lam is the Director of Business Development & Projects of Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), a non-profit organization and HKSAR Government’s strategic partner on design; dedicating to use design and innovation to drive value creation, as well as improve the well-being and resilience of society.


Ms Sam Lam received her MA in Visual Arts (Art Administration) from the Hong Kong Baptist University, BA in Creative Media and AA in Media Technology from the City University of Hong Kong. She also received her MSc in International Relations from the University of Bristol and Juris Doctor from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. With 18 years of diverse experience, Sam is a veteran in public relations, external relations, media, brand building as well as curation and project management of large scale art and cultural projects/events. She has joined HKDC since 2014, focusing on promoting the flagship programmes of HKDC and curating various design promotion and placemaking projects.  She is the chief curator and project director of “Design District Hong Kong (#ddHK)” and “Business of Design Week CityProgramme (BODW CityProg)”. She also plays an active role in advocating and developing new projects to promote Hong Kong’s design and cultural exchange with overseas.

Closing words 

Dr. Harry Brown

Principal of Renaissance College


Dr. Brown joined Renaissance College in 2009. He brings to the community over 25 years of service to education in several capacities, including IB teacher, DP coordinator, principal and deputy superintendent. 



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Event Director

Boyd Jerman

Teacher of Design and Visual Arts

Renaissance College


Stacey Leung

Teacher of Visual Arts and Design

Renaissance College


Clare Musgrove 

Teacher of Design and Visual Arts

Renaissance College



Previous themes


+   Failing Forward

+   Recognising problems + opportunities

+   Thinking big, Thinking differently

+   Trending

+   Outsourcing and Commercial Production

+   Designers of the Future


+   User Centered Design

+   Innovation


+   Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

+   Marketing + branding

+   Art, Business and Design in Hong Kong