Welcome to

design day 2019 

tuesday 3rd december

CHANGING DIRECTIONS

 

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Associate Director at ARUP

Originally from the UK, Robin has designed structures and seen them built across the world. Robin believes its not just the Architect who designs a building but that design and creativity are embodied in Engineering them also.

Robin Wilkinson

Designing Structures

I aim to share with you some insights into the role of design and designing in the building of structures, and give you a chance to test your own creativity with a practical exercise.

What to bring- sketchbook/ notepad for  sketching

East Asia Foresight Lead at ARUP

Yannick holds a master's degree in Industrial Design from ENSAD, Paris. He has developed his diverse creative career within the fields of branding, packaging, product and experience design. He has a keen interest in material science and an obsession with the question "why?". Yannick leads the Foresight practice at Arup in the East Asia region, exploring trends and their implication to the built environment.

Yannick Lenormand

Towards a desirable future

An interactive workshop, exploring mega-trends shaping our society and emerging trends and inspiring case studies. We will explore and discuss a future that is desirable, away from the "business as usual" way of thinking.

What to bring- An open mind, ready for constructive conversation. No laptop required.

Senior urban Designer at Ove Arup & Partners HK Ltd.

With a background in Architecture and Urban Design, Jasper has been working for almost 10 years in both Europe and Asia. In his work, he designs and delivers creative solutions for the city of tomorrow. His projects range from large scale master plans to small scale streetscape interventions. He is a strong ambassador for Sustainable Development and blends this agenda seamlessly into his work.

Jasper Hilkhuijsen

Designing the City of the Future

During this session, you will get a taste of how to design the city of the future. What are the crucial elements that you need to consider? And how do you put them together into a master plan that is livable, sustainable and also looks super cool?

What to bring- sketchbook/ notepad for sketching.

Event Management

Organiser, Curator of the HKIRSF

Paul Thompson

Working with venues, brands and artists to create successful events

During the session we will look at creating a brand identity for the a music event, attracting and working with sponsors, using social media as a platform for promotion and working with artists from overseas in Hong Kong.

What to bring- sketchbook/ notepad for  sketching

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where?- PAC

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1 2 3

Where?- Papert in the Reddoor

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1 2 3

Where?- PAC

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1 2 3

Where?- PAC

UX Designer TALK Research & Innovation Management

​A business hybrid born who experienced 3 years in one of the largest accounting firms, Deloitte, and reborn as a UX designer. She is also part of the winning teams of three local hackathons and one global in 2017. Currently focusing on UX Research & business innovation and side hustling in the UX community where she encourages dialogues of human-centric design.

Lillian Lai

Designing your direction

We all have to think about our futures through our peers, families' opinions and definitely on our own. Let us bring you to the world of design and have design tools bring you closer to your decisions.

What to bring- Bring an open mind

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where? Room 510

(5th floor main building)

Senior ID Manager at Techtronic Product Development

20 years design experience, Master degree in industrial design

Techtronic Industries Company Limited creates products for professional and industrial users in the home improvement, repair, maintenance, construction and infrastructure industries. The TTI brands like MILWAUKEE, RYOBI, and HOOVER, and their products are recognized worldwide for their deep heritage, superior quality, outstanding performance and compelling innovation. Through an ongoing company-wide commitment to cordless technology, innovation and strong customer partnerships, TTI consistently delivers exciting new products that enhance customer satisfaction and productivity. This focus and drive provide TTI with a powerful platform for sustainable leadership and strong growth.

Design For Your Target User

Provide an overview of the industrial design world and what industrial designers are doing for their daily work. Introducing some design thinking tools to the by doing group exercise to create a deeper understanding of the industrial design industry.

What to bring- Laptop / Tablet computer

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where? PAC

Founder & Owner of ipulse design

I help your brand to achieve its business goals in one (or all) of three ways:
BRANDING, MARKETING & WEB DESIGN through my company www.ipulsedesign.com

Steven Crane 

Changing Directions

Building a brand workshop. What does it take to build a company brand? Together in this session, we will collectively build a brand from the ground up. Make sure you bring loads of enthusiasm, creativity and look forward to creating a unique brand!

What to bring- Laptop, Mobile Phone, ipads and notepads

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where? PAC

Owner and director of Eico

Eico manufacture and sell high quality sustainable paint and decorative products

Previously an Investment banker. I then helped start eicó, a carbon-neutral company, which is as close to a clean and raw product that paint can possibly be. If I can get people to think differently about their environment and the crap we allow into our personal spaces, then I will have contributed to something. Think about it – paint is everywhere life is: in classrooms, bedrooms, offices, hospital wards. If people can begin to consider what we slap on walls, then maybe they’ll be more discerning when it comes other things too. Paint won’t save the world, but it’s a real start.

Joakim Cimmerbeck

Starting your own sustainable business

We are looking at how and why we should get involved in sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance.

What to bring-  Before the session have thought about starting a sustainable style business.

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where? PAC

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.

Eddie Chan

N*ce Time

In this session you will be exploring start up, design, marketing, branding and business through a local food company.

What to bring- sketchbook/ notepad for  ideas.

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where? PAC

Deputy Art Director at South China Morning Post

I have been working for more than twenty years in the media in Spain, Singapore and Hong Kong creating visual narratives.

The importance of the sketch
in your projects

The importance of the daily drawing like urban sketch, how this exercise helps in the development of the designer and how it helps to improve your design and composition skills, and its application to infographic illustration.

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where? PAC

Gail Deayton, Sculptor

Hong Kong Art Tutoring

As an artist, sculpture has always been my primary focus. Despite drawing being an integral part of my creative process and thinking, sculpture has continually (consciously and subconsciously) pulled me back and demanded me to make sense of my ideas by working three-dimensionally.

Having lived in Hong Kong and Asia for over twenty years, the interplay between line, form and the structures of Hong Kong are visual elements that continually stimulate my creativity and work.

Sculpture gives me the ability to create a certain order to things and deal with the many contradictions that are juxtaposed – in our cities, traditions, cultures, and lives – which oppose, but also, interact, weave and collaborate with each other fluently and consistently. The range of materials I use (stainless-steel, bronze, glass and concrete), reflect, marry and challenge these differences”.

As well as creating her sculpture in her studio in North Point, Deayton runs Design Thinking workshops for corporations.

Born in the UK in 1973, Gail studied Fine Art Sculpture at Manchester, graduation in 1994. In 1997 she moved to Hong Kong, having also lived in Dubai and Indonesia.

Gail Deayton

Creativity and Design Thinking

Design thinking in the corporate world. Why is creativity and innovation important in every industry. What does creativity look like? How do we differentiate ourselves from our competitors? I'll hold a 20 min power-point presentation on Design Thinking. You are creative and can utilise Design Thinking skills in your future art, design and business development.

What to bring- notebook

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where? PAC- upstairs

Circular Fashion Programme Assistant Manager at  Redress.

Lauren works for Redress, a Hong Kong environmental nonprofit working to tackle the issue of textile waste and drive a more sustainable future for fashion. As part of the Circular Fashion team, Lauren works with students, teachers, consumers, brands and industry to raise awareness about fashion’s impact on the environment and empower them with ideas and solutions to extend the life of unwanted clothing and keep it out of landfills. She is also the Hong Kong and China Co-Ordinator for Fashion Revolution, a global movement calling for a fairer, safer, cleaner, more transparent fashion industry.

Lauren Boucher

Circular Fashion Revolution

Tons of unworn, unwanted, and outdated clothes make their way to landfills every year, while the fast fashion industry continues to churn out more and more. In an active and hands-on workshop, we will unpick the huge environmental cost of the way we make, sell, buy, and throw away our clothes, and explore what you as the consumers of today and designers of tomorrow can do to help carve a more sustainable future for fashion.  

SESSIONS

1 + 2 

Where? PAC

Senior Technical Design Manager -Lingerie/ sportswear at Regina Miracle International (Group) Ltd.

 

Liaise with customers on approval of major launches and seasonal fashion styles in lingerie and sportswear. Translating 2D design to 3D fit garments with company development team and factory members, to ensure fit approval in 2 rounds. Contract sealing the full size set of the product with the customer, along with wash tests, measurement charts and all relevant information. Current customers: Marks and Spencer, Nike, Lululemon, Her Own Words, RM Innovation. Born in HK, emigrated to UK at the age of 6, came full circle back to work in HK. Education: Higher National Diploma in fashion design - Kent Institute of Art and Design (Current name: University for the Creative Arts, Rochester) UK.

Joyce Wong

Passion and textiles

During this session, I will be sharing an insight into the lingerie and sportswear textiles industry. I will be sharing my personal journey from a humble education background, passions and where it has taken me currently in the textile industry. We will look at the process of bringing a final design to the stores and the personal reward it brings. You will have the opportunity to get insight on how to follow one's passion through to a career. We will look at how designers in the industry create mood boards in creating ideas; you will try this out continuing to 2D sketch designs.

What to bring-  ipad/laptop sketchbook stationary.

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where? PAC

Freelance Film-maker at Visualtraveling/ Postcard Productions

Patrik with Hungarian roots has traveled and lived in various parts of Europe and Asia. Originally inspired by skateboarding, he has use a camera as a tool to document this sub-culture and branched out while focusing on storytelling pieces. Patrik has worked with global brands such as VANS and RedBull.

A way to use a camera to see the world

Film-making and photography is a tool to capture and document your surroundings. Patrik Wallner will indulge how he used these mediums to document skateboarding as well as use it as a method to travel to every single country in Europe and Asia. He will introduce 16mm moving film, 35mm still photography as well as digital cameras for the students to gage various tools to capture moments. He will also give advice on being a freelance artist, the ins and outs on working with clients and tips on contemporary media practice.

What to bring- an open mind

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where? Kubrik room- Reddoor center

 

Founder of TaisonDigital

Charles was born in Hong Kong, raised in Vancouver and has his higher education in Tokyo and San Francisco. His education is on industrial design and web design new media. The idea to is combine his knowledge on product development with software and user experience. He is passionate about creating innovative solutions and insightful experiences for the world.

Charles Lo

Find, Understand and use Passion

Share about my passion and how it is influencing my tech startups Upmood and Classmade. Then we will put emotion detection wearable Upmood on students. Each student will create their "Passion Pitch" on student social platform Classmade. Lastly, you will  pitch your passion while projecting your emotions on screen.

What to bring- Bring laptop and some courage.

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where? PAC

Illustrator, Comic Artist at Ar Zhai.

Kristy is a Hong Kong-based illustrator, comic artist and storyteller. An illustration graduate from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), she discovered her passion for art from the little scribbles and doodles she would make in her childhood. Kristy's works delve into the curiosities of our environment and the world around us, just one of many facets she finds inspiration from. Her current works revolve around her own brand 'Ar Zhai', originally kickstarted from smaller, more personal projects, that soon evolved into wider-scale merchandise such as keychains and tote bags. In the future, Kristy hopes to publish more books and enamorize people with her heartfelt messages, and soothe their restless hearts through personal values in her art.

Kristy Hon

Creating cute little comics

In this session, you will be creating your own cute little comics!!! I will be bringing in my ipad to show portfolio and comics examples.

What to bring- sketchbook.

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where? PAC

Design

Manager

AT&T/ VTech- Overseeing a design team on telephone projects for at&t brand and Snom brand. And managing the team on monitoring product projects for Vtech brand.

VTech (originally Video Technology Limited) is a global supplier of electronic learning products from infancy to preschool and the world's largest manufacturer of cordless phones based in Hong Kong. It is also one of the top 50 electronic manufacturing services providers globally.

Taihoon Kim

Understanding the design process

Understanding of design process from initial project plan to mass-production

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where? PAC

Design

Manager

AT&T/ VTech- Overseeing a design team on telephone projects for at&t brand and Snom brand. And managing the team on monitoring product projects for Vtech brand.

VTech (originally Video Technology Limited) is a global supplier of electronic learning products from infancy to preschool and the world's largest manufacturer of cordless phones based in Hong Kong. It is also one of the top 50 electronic manufacturing services providers globally.

Ari Liu

Understanding the design process

Understanding of design process from initial project plan to mass-production

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where? PAC

Product Designer | Founder & CEO of Allorux

I’m Mubarak Marafa, a Nigerian Interaction Designer from Hong Kong. I’ve got a Masters in Design for Interaction Design and studied Creative Media.

i design

I am a Designer with user needs at the center of my focus. Empathy is important to me and this reflects in my design thinking. I’m a wizard with a white board and exercise a holistic approach to my design process, from research to paper prototypes and mockups, to coded high fidelity prototypes.

i code

Due to my background in Critical Intermedia Labs during my years in Creative Media, I am indeed proficient in coding (HTML5 / CSS3 / JavaScript, Python). These were mostly self-taught during projects that I needed them in. It doesn't stop, I’m constantly leveling up my skills as both a programmer and a designer. Being a quick study comes in handy when I need to learn a new tool for a project.

i make

From a young age, I’ve always loved pulling apart my toys and putting them back together again. I have built rapid prototypes with 3D printing and know how to work with Arduino and Raspberry Pi (I can solder like nobodies business). These have been reflected in the projects I’ve worked on in the past.

 

Design Thinking, User Centric Design, Empathetic Design, Stories, Design Collaboration, Design+Code, Front-End Web Development, 3D Graphics, Motion Graphics, Animation, Maker, Quick Study, Passionate, Team Player, Communicator, Adaptive, Play, Fun, ...Lots of Fun

Mubarak Marafa

Designing your direction

We all have to think about our futures through our peers, families opinions and definitely on our own. Let us bring you to the world of design and have design tools bring you closer to your desicions.

What to bring- Bring an open mind

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where? Room 510- 5th floor main building

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

Kay is responsible for spreading Redress' educational message to fashion design institutions and the industry through public education speaking events. Driven by her design background, she believes solutions to the industrial clothing issues of today will be developed by the designers of tomorrow. Fluent in Chinese and English, she tells the stories of clothing production and the impact it has on the environment. A Masters graduate in Ethical Fashion from the University of the Creative Arts in the UK, Kay has spent over 10 years in different sectors of the supply chain. Sustainability runs deep in her blood and Kay was also an advisor for a social enterprise in Nepal for three years.

Kay Liu

Circular Fashion Revolution

Tons of unworn, unwanted, and outdated clothes make their way to landfills every year, while the fast fashion industry continues to churn out more and more. In an active and hands-on workshop, we will unpick the huge environmental cost of the way we make, sell, buy, and throw away our clothes, and explore what you as the consumers of today and designers of tomorrow can do to help carve a more sustainable future for fashion.

SESSIONS

1 + 2 

Where? PAC

CEO Hidden Boss Limited

Mr. Dave Cheung graduated with an Engineering degree in HKUST, and completed a Master’s degree in Financial Mathematics at University of Exeter right after his engineering graduate training in EMSD. During the financial crisis in 2008, he worked as a fund manager and business consultant to assist different corporations to grow. After learning from the successes and failures of the various entrepreneurs he met, Dave decided to start his own business with his high school friends. With their enthusiasm in games, the team founded Hidden Boss Limited in 2013. Hidden Boss provides various services such as IT consultancy, gamified solutions and digital marketing to companies ranging from size from SMEs to internationally-listed companies. Most recently, Dave and his team were excited to launch their new mobile app STEM City, which is a fully gamified EduTech tool for primary school students in Hong Kong. The app aims to create a better educational environment for the children of today using big data analytics design.

Dave Cheung

An engineer to an entrepreneur
in game development

The first part of this session will be a 10-15 minutes about the Tech industry (see my background) followed by an opportunity to know more with a group Q&A. The second part of the session you will create a game character with advice and guidance from myTech business experience.

What to bring- sketchbook/ notepad for  sketching for idea creation

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where? ADA 1

infographic designer at South China Morning Post

Marcelo Duhalde

Visuals must work

Students will understand the process of building a story based on data, especially when there is not much visual resource available and a clear explanation is required. It will explain how the high points of the story are defined to make them prominent towards the audience. for that, examples of published infographic processes will be projected and students will be asked to perform a simple data visualization exercise.

What to bring- A phone, one pencil and one color pencil

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where? PAC

Designer at Her Own Words- a lifestyle lingerie brand with mission on “engineered for comfort”, we create simple, elevated essentials that provide comfort and optimal support for the modern girl. Our products are rooted in quality, integrity and technological innovation.

Born in HK, I was graduated at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BA(Hons) in Fashion and Textile, specialized in Intimate Apparel Study. I joined an exchanged programme to Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City during the second year of college. I explored in haute couture embellishment and sewing, childrenswear design and screen printing apart from my major study.

I love to explore in fashion, from outer to inner, from ideas, sketches to prototype and workmanship. I also love to visit art exhibitions and museums. I can’t wait to share my experience in the fashion industry and get in touch with youngsters who love fashion.

Ginny Leung

Fashion vs Function:
An overview of Sport Bra & Sportswear
Design in a commercial brand.

The daily routine of a sports bra designer in the fashion industry will be presented. The design process from getting inspiration to sketching to making a prototype will be shared. There’ll be an introduction of sport bra types and the related function and support. The relations between fashion and function of sport bra and how sport fashion has become a lifestyle and trend will also be talked.

What to bring- Laptop, notebook or iPad with a Pinterest Account, sketchbook or A4 papers and stationary

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where? PAC

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. Jevan lives and works in London but regularly works internationally.

Jevan Chowdhury

Moving Cities Lectures

Moving Cities is a cross-cultural initiative that manifests into an ongoing collection of films using dance to present 21st Century global cities. The purpose is to strengthen intercultural understanding through dance. Since 2013 the project has collaborated with 5 national ballets, 20 dance companies, screened at 23 film festivals and reached over 2 million people. Founder, Jevan Chowdhury has presented world cultures headfirst in a thoroughly dynamic, widely engaging and occasionally political manner. His work in London, Paris, Prague and Athens has earned significant accolades with nominations in Sweden, Spain, the US and the UK.
Students and practitioners have the opportunity to interact in a small group learning the technical and philosophical approach that Jevan takes to explore ideas, emotions and stories through movement.
Together with Jevan you will investigate different approaches to shooting dance film: structured vs. improvised. The workshop interweaves practicals and theory analysing audiences,

What to bring- sketchbook/ notepad for  ideas

SESSION

1 ONLY

Where? Drama studio

VP Product Kontoor brands (Lee & Wrangler)

 

A product guy and retailer specialized in the Asian and European markets, driven by a passion to develop and lead great design, buying and merchandising teams. 

David Tring

A Revolutionary New Way To Dye Denim With Virtually No Water. 

 

We will show how using Design and Innovation we can reduce the environmental impact of denim and Jeans.

What to bring- notebook and an open mind

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where? Pudvokin- The Reddoor centre

Senior Manager, Design and Development, Men’s for Lee

I am truly passionate about design.

 

He credits his open-mindedness and ability to look at situations in new ways with helping him succeed. He has been part of innovation projects like Re-Think , Jade Fusion & Body Optix for the Lee Brand, focusing on elevating Denim for today’s lifestyle & consumer.

A Revolutionary New Way To Dye Denim With Virtually No Water. 

 

We will show how using Design and Innovation we can reduce the environmental impact of denim and Jeans.

What to bring- notebook and an open mind

SESSIONS

1 2 3

Where? Pudvokin- The Reddoor centre

Founder / Creative Director, QUEST Terrarium 

Timothy Wong is an up-and-coming graphic designer and handcrafter. Moved to San Francisco Bay Area, he was profoundly influenced by the local street art and culture which led him to pursue graphic design at school. After graduation, he worked as a sushi chef and since then found his passion in making things by hand. Coming back to Hong Kong in 2009, Wong started his 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. He was involved in designing and building the soapbox car which won the Red Bull Soapbox Race in 2012. In the same year he 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 he was the face of November camaign globally. Wong’s impeccable handcraft and creativity in making moss terrariums was spotted by clients such as Nike, Land Rover, Jaguar, Juice_hk, Clot, Crossover (Malaysia), Mano, Coffee Academics, Elephant Grounds, Woaw And Nha Trang. QUESTterrarium is not only a terrarium brand, but it is also specialize in miniature and moss decor installation. QUEST was invited to do a moss art frame installation as the main décor in restaurants. 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 in March 26th. 

Now QUESTterrarium has been featured in 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 Wong continues using moss as his medium to make art.

Tim Wong

Turn Your Passion Into a Business 

Explaining on how from starting an Instagram account with a bit of passion can lead to a full time business. Will discuss with students about finding their own creative ways to turn a niche item into a product that is not available in the current market. Will also talk to student about basic design concept and tools can get them on the right path into finding their way to entrepreneurship. During the last part of the talk, a 30 mins terrarium workshop will take place. 

SESSION

1 2 3

Where? ADA 2- Reddoor centre