Advertising graduates join Hong Kong teams to compete in international awards shows

Three teams of young creatives from advertising agencies were recently selected to represent Hong Kong in leading international awards shows (Young Creative Section) this year. Each winning team was formed by two members, among which one worked on art direction, another copywriting. All of the art directors are Advertising graduates of PolyU Design.

They are:

Wong Ming Lun, Alan, Class of 2009 (Art Director, TBWA Hong Kong)

Tse Kin Wai, Donald, Class of 2010, ‘Best of Show’ (Assistant Art Director, Publicis Hong Kong)

Shum Wing Yan, Rita, Class of 2011 (Associate Art Director, JWT Hong Kong)

The teams from TBWA, Publicis and JWT will compete in the Adfest Young Lotus in Thailand in March, Cannes Young Lions in France in June, and Young Spikes in Singapore in September respectively. They went through a strict judging process by the HK4As’ team of professional judges. The achievement has laid a tremendous stepping stone for their future career and international exposure.

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VC students win prizes for mobile app and contemporary almanac design projects

Two fresh graduates of BA(Hons) in Design (Visual Communication) (class of 2012) recently received awards with their final year projects under supervision of Hung Keung, Assistant Professor of PolyU Design.

With the project “MINGLE”, Ms Karen ZHANG Xiaowen was named the winner of Honorable Mention Award of 2012 Adobe Design Achievement Awards, announced at the DesignThinkers 2012 conference in Toronto, Ontario.

Ms Quai CHAN Wing Kei, impressed the judges with a contemporary Almanac “Not a Theory”. She won the CreateSmart Young Design Talent Special Award 2012 and received a sponsorship of HK$250,000 for overseas work attachment.

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Cordially inviting you to PolyU Design Annual Show 2012

Graduates’ ballpoint pen design won international awards

Two graduates from the class of 2009, BA (Hons) in Design (Product), and their creation Origin, was honored by two significant international awards, Red Dot Product Design Award 2011 and Japan Good Design Award 2010.

The mixed-material ballpoint pen was a design inspired by the table leg. The leg’s simple converging shape revived the designer to explore the original meaning of a pen. On Origin, there is no pen clip that many other pens have, while it answers the need of anti-rolling and emphasizes the comfort of writing.

Pinky Wan and Paul Poon are the designers behind the award-winning product. The brand was developed under a local brand ten Design Stationery.

“We started our career here as Pinky’s final year project was found and appreciated by the brand’s founder,” Poon said. “PolyU Design provided us with a platform connecting with the design industry and we feel grateful.”

More information about the awards:
Red Dot Product Design Award 2011
Japan Good Design Award 2010

Congratulations to Pinky and Paul.

Congratulations to Winners of Ten Outstanding Young Persons Hong Kong

Congrats to Alvin Yip, Assistant Professor of the PolyU Design’s Environment & Interior teaching team, and Mary Yu, 2008 Graduate of MDes (Design Practices) who were selected as two of the winners of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Hong Kong (十大傑出青年選舉)!

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Members of the class of 2010 shine in international competitions

Good news from the class of 2010!

SZE Ling Lee, Linny, BA(Hons) in Design (Environment & Interior)
Her final year project “Slow Frame- a 26km urban interface”, was awarded Bilbao International Design Prize in the category of “Public Spaces” and the Grand Award winner, in the B Awards Concept Design Festival held in Spain.

SUEN Ka Hei, Catherine, BA(Hons) in Design (Industrial & Product)
Her final year project “Pierrot” won the Kitchen Tools Competition organised by World Kitchen, LLC, USA, earlier in March.

CHAN Wan Ki, CHEN Siu Wa, SUEN Ka Hei, BA(Hons) in Design (Industrial & Product)
HO Tsz Lam, SHAM Ching Man, SZE Chun Lun, TANG Yi Ka and TSE Mei Si, BA (Hons) in Digital Media
Two of the 13 finalists of Design For Asia Student Award 2010 come from the class of 2010 too. One of them is the awards-winning “Living Pixels”, a project by Chan Wan Ki (Kay), Chen Siu Wa, Suen Ka Hei (Catherine), from BA(Hons) in Design (Industrial & Product). Another finalist is the animation “Alien Duncan” by students from BA (Hons) in Digital Media, HO Tsz Lam (Ah Lam), SHAM Ching Man (Mouse), SZE Chun Lun (Denis), TANG Yi Ka (Heidi) and TSE Mei Si (Mei Si).

Congratulations to all!

Slow Frame- a 26km urban interface, by SZE Ling Lee, Linny more>>

Pierrot, by SUEN Ka Hei, Catherine more>>

Living Pixels, by CHAN Wan Ki, CHEN Siu Wa, SUEN Ka Hei more>>

Alien Duncan by HO Tsz Lam, SHAM Ching Man, SZE Chun Lun, TANG Yi Ka and TSE Mei Si view>>

PolyU Design’s exhibition stand design wins prestigious red-dot

PolyU Design’s exhibition stand design won the eyes of the red dot award judging panel and was awarded the prestigious red dot communication award. The exhibition was set up at the annual Business of Design Week 2009’s Inspiration Hall.

The brief was to build a space that is: 1) Highly efficient in order to encapsulate the variety of programs and initiatives at the School; and 2) be able to highlight individual designs, and entice visitors to stay and go through all exhibits at the stand. Through a rigorous tender process, Oval Design provided a solution that meet the requirements and also create a positive visiting experience.

Quoting Oval’s press release on receiving the award: “[Oval] designed an intriguing space that changed incessantly by means of a moving curtain to heighten viewers’ interest in the exhibits — the work of young design graduates of the School. The moving curtain running on electrical railings created a space that was constantly being configured by the changing position of the curtain, making for a highly individualized experience because each visitor’s impression of the exhibition and viewing sequence of the exhibits were unique. Visitors were also captivated by the optical illusions formed by patterns produced by the moving strings.”

Dennis Wong of Oval Design was the Creative Director for the project and a proud graduate of PolyU Design. He won the red dot communication design award with this stand design, together with the Macau Pavilion design at the Shanghai World Expo 2010. The two winning projects can be viewed online at from December 9, 2010 through January 9, 2011.

PolyU Design will be at the Inspiration Hall again this year from 2-4 Dec. Come share our latest brainwaves on design!

Two PolyU alumni named among “25 Top Chinese-Americans in Business” by Forbes

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today (18 August) warmly congratulated two distinguished alumni, namely Mr Raman Hui and Miss Vivienne Tam, for being honoured by Forbes magazine as one of the “25 Top Chinese-Americans in Business”.

This year four out of 25 personalities named for the prestigious honour are affiliated with Hong Kong, and PolyU alumni accounted for half of them. The roll of honour has gone to print in the latest edition (August 2010 issue) of Forbes Asia.

Both Raman Hui and Vivienne Tam are design graduates of the University in the polytechnic era. They are also recipients of University Fellowship in recognition of their distinguished accomplishment in their professions. more…

PolyU Alumni Homecoming Carnival

The biennial PolyU Alumni Homecoming Carnival was held on 14 March (Sunday) where PolyU Design had four highlighted activities: the Guided Tour at MIC’s motion Capture Lab and Production Studio, The “Legend of Hong Kong Ceramics” Exhibition, SDAA DIY Workshop, and the SDWorks Exhibition at SD Gallery. If you have missed the Carnival this year, check out the photo collage above. We all look forward to meeting you two years later!

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