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Nomera Ajmal

Founder and creative director at NOMERA jewellery

 NOMERA was founded in Hong Kong by British born designer Nomera Ajmal, who graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University. After working as a fashion designer on an international level covering regions such Europe, Middle East and Asia for almost a decade, Nomera Ajmal decided to embark on a new journey after discovering and falling in love with metalsmithing.

Klaus Kummer

President &CEO / KDT International Co Ltd

Product Design & Concepts, Prototyping & Product Development,
Factory Planning & Execution, Factory Optimization,
Art Direction, Consulting Services in Product Development,
Production and Marketing, Branding & Graphic Design

Sarah Williamson

Creative Director - Jack Morton Worldwide

 

I am a creative director for Jack Morton, a brand experience agency where the company wide mission is to “Do Something Extraordinary”. That call to action is still a key part of the journey I am on to craft interesting work for clients. (for the past 10 years based in Hong Kong). I originally trained and graduated from Central Saint Martins (University of Arts London) and since then, have always used design as a way to express and initiate creative thinking. I have worked in the creative & design fields, guiding both conceptual and visual strategies across multiple experiences and live marketing initiatives for a variety of brands. Experience ranges across; bespoke high profile projects, public and consumer campaigns, press/blogger focused initiatives, brand inside work and informational symposiums and forums for varying types of business, all of which are message lead and revolve around relationship building. As creative director I work with multiple designers across different genres including interiors, exhibits, graphics, video, audio and digital design with the goal to craft the ultimate experience for a brands key audience. My journey to get here has been varied and surprising, and never quite how I planned it! I look forward to sharing insights and experiences with you so that you might be better equipped to plan your career in the creative industry.

Mubarak Marafa

Freelance Digital Designer

Research Assistant in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

I specialise in intermedia works involving video installations, kinetic installations, robotics and more. I began in Creative Media because of an always present interest in the relationship between Art and Technology. Growing up I've always had a firm interest in computers from an artistic view. I taught myself to use a computer for art from a very early stage with programs like Adobe Photoshop and 3DS Max. As I developed in my academic life, I gravitated more and more towards art while keeping technology close to me as a tool for the work that I create. I have taken part in large scale projects that have taken me overseas ranging from Data Visualisation to Kinetic Sculptures to Interactive Environments. I have skills and experience in 3D printing and rapid prototyping, interface design and basic electronics.

Bibi Cheung

Jewelry Designer and Brand Developer

Founder of BIBIANNA Ltd.

Multi-award-winning master jeweller and High Jewellery Designer

• 26 years combined experience in creative director, brand developer, fine jewellery designer, manufacturer, commercial and management.

• 20 years’ experience in teaching jewellery design, benchwork and creative matel work in UK and HK. Including part-time lecturer at HK Baptist Universities and Guest Lecturer at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

• Establishing and brand developing, design and production for my own and clients jewellery brand.

• Establishing and managing 3D CAD/CAM model-making business, utilizing my skills in design, sculpting and supervision clay models for 3D laser-scanning, CAD/CAM, 3D laser-scanning ,CNC machine technology and 3D Printing machine (Rapid Prototype Machine)

Anne Carroll Marshall

Independent Jewellery Design Professional and Gemmologist at Anne Carroll Marshall Design. In-House design InSapphire.

Anne works in an individual, often sculptural style drawing inspiration from art and architecture & the visual depiction of ancient amulets & legends. Having lived around the world, from Rangoon to Ottawa, she is now based in Hong Kong, where she runs the Design Company, Anne Carroll Marshall Design. A writer and lecturer on gems and jewellery Anne is also a Director of the Gemmological Association of Hong Kong and HK Ambassador of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain.

Timothy Wong

Creative Director / Founder

I am both a graphic designer and a handcrafter. I was born in Hong Kong, but moved to San Francisco Bay Area when I was a teenager. I was profoundly influenced by the local street art and culture which led me to pursue graphic design in school. After graduation, I worked as a bartender and a sushi chef at Goolge. Since then I found my passion in making things by hand. Coming back to Hong Kong in 2009, I started my career as a graphic designer at OUTSIGN.Lab, a renowned creative house in Hong Kong, responsible for design and production of numerous projects and events for brands including O’Neill, Billabong, Clockenflap, BLOHK Party and Dmop. I was involved in designing and building the soapbox car which won the Red Bull Soapbox Race in 2012. In the same year I formed Mo Against The Machine crew with Ryan Hui, talented singer-song writer, supporting the Movember campaign, holding events such as dodgeball and drift trikes to raise funds. In 2014 I was the face of Movember campaign globally. I founded Quest terrarium in 2015 and my creativity in making moss terrariums was spotted by clients such as Nike, Jordan brand, Land Rover, Jaguar, Juice_hk, CLOT, Juiced, Crossover (Malaysia), Mano, Coffee Academics, Elephant Grounds, Woaw and Nha Trang. QUEST Terrarium is not only a terrarium brand, but it also specialises in miniature and moss decor installations. In 2015 QUEST Terrarium was asked to be a part of a collaboration with HIGHSNOBIETY for making a ‘SNEAKER HEAD’ terrarium series for NIKE Air Max Day. 

 

Now QUESTterrarium has been featured in HYPEBEAST, Lane Crawford, Obscure, Home Journal, Affordable Art Fair, ELLE Magazine, Hong Kong Tatler, 48 Hours SCMP, City Magazine HK, VMagazine, Ketchup, 東Touch, TaoBao Magazine and Milk Magazine as well as web platforms on HYPEBEAST and Highsnobiety. Now I continue using moss as my main medium to make art.

 

John Denton

Executive Director LEAD Architects

Architectural and Interior Designer

John is an Executive Director at Lead 8, with his focus being the Interior architecture of large scale mixed-use projects, such as Elements Mall - Hong Kong, IAPM Mall – Shanghai, IFC Mall, Shanghai, and Seoul International Finance Centre – Korea.

Kay Liu

Education Manager, Redress (The organiser of The EcoChic Design Award)

Kay is responsible for executing our educational content and supporting in content strategy. Kay brings with her a wealth of experience from the fashion and textile industry and has a MA in Ethical Fashion from the University for the Creative Arts, UK. Prior to Redress, Kay worked for over 10 years in textile design, menswear design and within different sectors of the fashion supply chain. Kay was also an advisor for a craft NGO in Nepal. Kay speaks English and Chinese fluently. - See more at: http://redress.com.hk/about/team/#sthash.jTrVF2pg.dpuf

Barney McCann

Creative Director at a Design Agency

 

I’m a designer from London, my experience of design at the age of many of the students at Design Day was awful; I went to a really bad school and had an especially bad design tutor. At GCSE I got a D in Graphic Design. I didn’t think there was a possible career in that direction and began to look in to other potential futures. I went on to Central Saint Martins and got a 1st Class Hons. Degree in Graphic and Interactive Design and also Graphic Design Moving Image. During my Degree I started a Production Company with a friend, making music videos, documentaries and adverts, upon graduating I continued that work as we spread out in to broader Graphic Design and Future Technologies. I was then contacted by a company in Hong Kong looking for a Creative Director. Now I work full-time in that role here in Hong Kong while straddling my freelance work as often as I can.

Ellis Lowers

3D Design Director @ StartJG

Ellis embraced the opportunity to move to Hong Kong in 2011 to head up the 3D environments design arm of our business. Ellis is a retail design specialist who is skilled in delivering brand values through the environment and creating engaging experiences that allow users to interact with more than just product

Jen Paolini

Art Director at Foodie

I'm a professional pixel pusher, illustrator, and hand-letterer who laughs at horrible things and watches too much Netflix. Born in HK and bred in Germany, I received my BFA in Illustration and Communication Design in the US and now I'm plotting where to go next.

Santina Bonini

Design Lecturer – Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Product Designer & Consultant – Design-BS, HK

Specialties: Interior Design, Product Design, Art Direction, Innovation & Research, Cultural Translation

A firm specialising in product design, interior design and design driven branding.
The achieved results in design research, theory and innovation have drawn her to organising and participating at conferences, symposium and lectures in several countries, and to collaborating with Universities and postgraduate institutes
Among design-bs clients: Bic, Colombo Design, Gedy, LG Chemicals, LG Electronics, Rede-Guzzini, Viceversa, Rex-Electrolux.
Some of design-bs products have been recognised among the Best European Products, the USA’s 50 best products, and were acquired by MOMA for its permanent collection in 1997

Enoch Ho

Fashion Designer/ Director Berayah Ltd.

Enoch Ho is a Hong Kong native, brought up under the British school systems and attained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in University of Washington before pursuing a Fashion Design degree from Parsons School for Design.  Having lived in the US, UK and Hong Kong, Enoch is equipped with a uniquely international worldview and understanding of various cultures; and his unquenchable thirst for new knowledge provides a broad field of inspiration.

After spending time at fashion labels such as TSE, Catherine Deane and Blanc de Chine, Enoch decided to pursue his dream and set up Berayah in April of 2013.  With a special love for the draping technique of dressmaking, Enoch is able to create garments that are 3-Dimensional; placing every seam precisely to achieve best body proportions, intellectually creating clothes that flatter the wearer.

Sjoerd Hoekstra

Founder – Three Dogs Retail Design

how to pronounce my name http://tinyurl.com/saysjoerd

Eddie Chan

Founder and principal N*ICE POPS of NICE COMPANY

Eddie Chan landed in Hong Kong to stretch his culinary wings in the ice pop business. 

Philippe Larose

Architectural planner and interior designer

Phil Design ltd.

Established in 2000, Phil Design is one of the leading companies specialized in commercial interior design in Hong Kong. Phil Design provides comprehensive design package services ranging from corporate image branding to planning and design of physical retail space. Specific services provided include image branding concept research, corporate image design, architectural planning, interior design, visual communication, graphic design, construction, quality control and overall project management. In addition to its particular expertise in cosmetic sector, Phil Design is experienced in providing its services to fashion, accessories and food and beverage retail industry. Previous major clients include internationally well-known brands such as L’oreal group, Clarins, Calvin Klein, Bvlgari, Longines,Gucci watches, Anna Sui cosmetic etc and most of them are Phil Design’s regular clients.

David Waterman

Senior Design Director at AT&T/ VTech

Multiple award winning designer that has worked in the top agencies world wide and works for some of the world's top companies in the area of product/ industrial design, graphics and packaging.

 

Alan Peggie

Landscape Architect

Lecturer Fellow @ The Higher Education Institute (THEi) in Hong Kong

Hi, l have worked as a Landscape Architect for over 30 years in Australia and the UK in a range of Design Consultancies and have loved every minute of it! l am now teaching in Hong Kong and would be keen to share with you what l love about the profession and what a typical day in the life of a Landscape Architect involves. Look forward to catching up with you.

Jerome Tam

Director , Rush Hour Media

My co-founder, Jake Sharp, and I met at the University of Leeds, where he studied New Media and I did an undergraduate degree in Aviation. While he was studying for a Master’s degree in Computer Science and working for web agencies in the UK, I was pursuing my dream of becoming a pilot. I got as far as the flight grading process for Cathay Pacific (I was one of the final eight candidates that year). Long story short, life had a different plan for me – Rush Hour Media, the company Jake and I eventually co-founded. When Jake decided to move to HK in 2011, he researched the web design agencies here and realised many of them had a very low standard of work – most of the websites weren’t even responsive (they didn’t work well on mobile devices)! So we decided to start a company that would bring simple, responsive and well designed websites to HK at a reasonable price point.

Victoria Leigh

Owner and Designer at Victoria Leigh Design and Trend

Victoria Leigh Design & Trend specialises in designing fabulous print designs for Women's and Men's Apparel, Swimwear, Childrenswear, Homeware and Interior clients.

 

We provide seasonal trend-lead print collections to our clients. In addition we also offer repeats, colour separation and colour combo services.

 

Our design team is also available to work on collaborations and commission work. We offer trend forecasting & consultancy for clients who need our assistance!

 

Victoria Leigh Design & Trend was founded by Victoria Leigh, a professional textile designer living and working in Hong Kong.

 

Since graduating from London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2006 Victoria has pursued her passion for creating unique and imaginative designs for the fashion, homeware, gift and stationery industries.

 

Our clients have included both British and International brands such as Designer’s Guild, Next, John Lewis, Anthropology, White House Black Market, Express, M.Kors, Macy's and many more. Victoria was also the proud winner of a textile design competition which sent her to work at the prestigious Salvatore Ferragamo studio in Milan, Italy.

 

In addition to designing a providing a wide range of design services, we believe it is important to share our design knowledge through educational workshops and presentations.

Simon Kwan

Senior Creative at Watermark Products

Having began his career as a mechanical engineer in the American automobile industry, Simon’s path to an Industrial Design career has not been straight forward. He has designed products ranging from off road go karts to iPhone cases. That product diversity has enabled him to explore a wide variety of materials and manufacturing processes, allowing for a broad perspective of product design and development. He has worked for himself as well as both large corporations and small startups. In his current role as Senior Creative for Watermark Products, he works with global airlines to develop premium in flight amenities, textile, and food service products.

Garlake Wong

Executive Director of Admission, SCAD Hong Kong

SCAD alumna, BFA Photography 2010

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