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DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award Confers Honours to the Rising Stars of Hong Kong’s Design Scene

DFA Awards·29 November, 2021

 

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The DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award, one of the programmes of the DFA Awards which are organised by Hong Kong Design Centre has announced the 16 awardees of 2021 edition. The up-and-coming awarded designers, selected by the professional judging panel, are going to start their overseas journeys with a substantial amount of sponsorships, gaining immersive experiences and global perspectives to take their future accomplishments to the next level.

 

All awardees demonstrated exceptional talent and design techniques across different disciplines. The awarded Apparel and Accessory design talents are the emerging new players in Hong Kong’s fashion industry that we cannot afford to ignore. They have their unique and avant-garde personal design styles. The awarded communication design talents deliver messages  through visual identity, illustration and story design, user experience and more, and create platforms to connect different creative forces to the community. Environmental design talents have a vision of sustainable development, promoting community engagement, cultural preservation and community construction through hands-on research and innovative design. Product and industrial design talents have a deep insight into the user experience and create human-centred design with environmental and innovative concepts.

 

 

Cheung Wai Chun Kevin

Founder of Kevin Cheung Design

Awardee of CreateSmart Young Design Talent Award 2021

 

 

Law Ka Cheong Jonathan

Founder of HAMA Pottery

Awardee of CreateSmart Young Design Talent Award 2021

 

 

Lee Hoi Yee Alice

Founder & Director of Storyteller Limited

Awardee of CreateSmart Young Design Talent Award 2021

 

 

Siu Lok Man Melody

Architectural Executive at Ronald Lu and Partners

Awardee of CreateSmart Young Design Talent Award 2021

 

 

So Kin Hang Daniel

Co-Founder of Design Change

Awardee of CreateSmart Young Design Talent Award 2021

 

 

Yeung Chun Yip Seth

Senior Designer at TSE

Awardee of CreateSmart Young Design Talent Award 2021

 

 

Chan Ching Ling Elaine

Graduate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Communication Design)

Awardee of CreateSmart Young Design Talent Special Award 2021

 

 

Cheung Pak Yin Nesia
Graduate of The University of Hong Kong (Architecture)

Awardee of CreateSmart Young Design Talent Special Award 2021

 

 

Lee Pui Kwan Cady

Graduate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Fashion and Textiles)

Awardee of CreateSmart Young Design Talent Special Award 2021

 

 

Li Yuxian Hana

Graduate of Hong Kong Design Institute (Fashion Design)

Awardee of CreateSmart Young Design Talent Special Award 2021

 

 

Lo Wai Ciara

Graduate of Architectural Association School of Architecture (Architecture)

Awardee of CreateSmart Young Design Talent Special Award 2021

 

 

Yick Ying Lin Audrey
Graduate of PolyU SPEED (Applied and Media Arts)

Awardee of CreateSmart Young Design Talent Special Award 2021

 

 

Chan Yuen Xin Melissa
Graduate of Hong Kong Design Institute (Fashion Design)

Awardee of HKDI Young Design Talent Award 2021

 

 

Lee Hannah
Graduate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Communication Design)

Awardee of PolyU School of Design Young Design Talent Award 2021

 

 

Chan Sze Ching Brun
Founder of röyksopp Gakkai

Awardee of Young Design Talent Special Mention Award 2021

 

 

Hon Bodin Man Cheong
Design Director at Yellowdot Design Limited (Yellowdot)

Awardee of Young Design Talent Special Mention Award 2021

 

 

14 of the winners will receive up to HK$5 million in grants to either undertake overseas work experience of 6-12 months with leading practitioners around the world or further their academic studies in related fields for 6-18 months. The experience of working or studying overseas will broaden the international perspective of young designers, enrich their artistic and cultural background, diversify and inspire their designs, thereby enabling them to create more influential designs. Looking forward to seeing their contributions to the creative industries in Hong Kong upon their return.

 

Come check out the design concept and works of the 16 awardees at https://ydta.dfaawards.com/en/winner/