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Career Talk

Date - 5 June 2019 (Wednesday)
Time - 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue - Classroom 119, 1/F HKPC Building,
  78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
Language - Cantonese


  • - Briefing on Design Graduates Employment Supporting Scheme (DGESS)
  • - How to enter the design industry in Hong Kong?
  • - Sharing of valuable experience by speakers
  • - Tips for job interviews

Free of Charge

Outline of the DGESS
The DGESS aims to match up local design companies (Employing Companies) with graduates from the design-related disciplines (Graduate Employees) for full-time employment. During the employment period, the Employing Companies will provide their Graduate Employees with full-time job and on-the-job training.

Who Should Attend the Career Talk?

  • Final year students
  • Interested fresh graduates who would like to know more about the different types of jobs, skill requirements and latest developments in the design industry


Ms Yo Yo Kwan|2788 5968|dgess@hongkongda.com
Design Director
Gary Tong
Gary Tong

Mr Tong graduated in 2004 at California State Polytechnic University, College in Art in Los Angeles, obtained a BFA degree specialising in Graphic Design. After college, he returned to Hong Kong and started his creative career in Alan Chan Design Company.

In January 2010, Gary founded his design practice, TGIF, working on a diverse range from corporate and brand identity, book design, exhibition design to packaging. He has received Gold Award, Judges' Choice and HK Best Awards in HKDA Global Design Awards, Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Awards, Hong Kong Design Centre Design for Asia Awards, Red Dot Award and Graphic Design in China Awards. In 2013, Gary Tong was awarded 40 Under 40 design talents from Perspective Magazine.


Co-Founders & Creative Directors
Vision Desire Ltd.
Jack Lau
Beatrix Chow
Jack Lau & Beatrix Chow

Mr Lau and Ms Chow are the co-founders of Vision Desire, graduated at Swinburne University in 2014.

They are current jury of Design of the Day Asia and Beatrix was final jury at TISDC in Taiwan 2017. Vision Desire is a Hong Kong-based motiongraphic design house which delivers unique and creative ideas and messages to their audiences . They believe creativity has no boundary and visual storytelling can generate influence and insightful perspectives to everyone. These are what they are passionate about and desire for. They are also award winner of "A' Design Award in 2017" in the category of Mobile Technologies, and received 10 international accolades since 2013 including the Golden Pin, Design Award Asia and Indigo Award in Europe, etc.


Co-founder / Director
Otherland Ltd.
Paul Chan
Paul Chan

Mr. Chan has academic background in Architecture, Construction Project Management, Law, and Landscape Architecture. He acquired a variety of experience in the architectural and construction industries. He was the head of the project management department of an international property developer and later became the director of Earthasia, one of the largest landscape architectural practices in Asia. In 2012, he joined the THEi as the founding head of the landscape architecture programme. In 2018, he joined Otherland as co-founder and director. Despite being a newly established company, Otherland has taken up a wide variety of projects from commercial and infrastructural to institutional and community, and is now a listed practice under the Architectural and Associated Consultants Selection Board (Landscape Architectural Category) and a registered practice under the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects.


Supporting organizations

Disclaimer: The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organizers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.