Hong Kong host
Billy Potts on WONDER
June 28, 8:00am - 10:00am HKT. Hosted at Education First
part of a series on Wonder
About the speaker
Billy Potts is a designer and writer born and raised in Hong Kong. The city has always captured his imagination. Trained as a lawyer, Billy started a design consultancy at 26. The consultancy, Handsome Co., would place special emphasis on local heritage and its first project was a series of bags and furniture made of discarded taxi upholstery. Since then Billy has carried on working in this vein, designing amongst many things, two of Hong Kong’s iconic trams, writing about the city’s culture and esoteric folk traditions, and creating visual identities and products for heritage brands like Camel Vacuum Flasks and Ascot Chang.
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is a private, non-profit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 40 majors at distinctive locations to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD Hong Kong is the university’s newest location, having welcomed its first students in September 2010. The location is situated in the UNESCO award-winning former North Kowloon Magistracy Building, a historic facility completely renovated and adapted by SCAD. To learn more, visit scad.edu.hk.
Working with a number of successful businesses, Fresh Accounting is a dynamic management accounting practice and consultancy based in Hong Kong & Singapore. We believe accountants should do more than just report on how your business is doing. We are here to assist, identify opportunities and implement strategies that will improve the performance and profitability of your business. Fresh Accounting is powered by Xero, the cloud-based accounting software that allows you to access your finances from virtually anywhere. We are proud to say that Fresh Accounting is one of the fastest growing Xero Platinum Partners here in Asia.
EF Education First is a global education company focusing on language, academic, cultural exchange, and educational travel programs. With a mission to open the world through education, EF has helped millions of people gain the confidence and freedom to explore the world. Founded in 1965 in Sweden, EF now has 52,500 employees and is a proud sponsor of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. To learn more about EF, visit www.ef.com.
Redback is a specialty coffee roaster that is passionate about delivering exceptional coffees to our customers. We have a constant and unrelenting focus on selecting, blending and craft roasting the world’s most exceptional coffees. Scottie Callaghan directs Redback’s craft roasting and coffee operations. He has researched, selected, cupped, blended, measured and carefully roasted coffee for the last 10 years. These are his coffees, and he stands behind their quality and blend stability.
Tucked away on one of Wan Chai’s quieter streets, BiteUnite is a cook, create and share community. With modern facilities and a lofty dining space, our fully-licensed co-working kitchen is the heart of our community and an inspiring place to welcome food entrepreneurs from all walks of life. With a comprehensive online platform that connects diners with chefs, BiteUnite seeks to enrich the life, creativity and culture of a city’s communities through a passion for cooking and sharing great food.
By combining forces, design-videography duo Tom and Kira create work with double the passion and double the impact, whilst always catering to clients’ needs. At Toki Creative every project, whether an event video, a branding project or an animated logo design, is enthusiastically approached as a personal one.
Cmd Tab Studio was founded in 2018 by two Hong Kong post-90 born kidults. We specialise in making creative images, multimedia designs and digital productions. Cmd Tab comes from a keyboard shortcut which is used to switch between apps. It is one of the most used designers’ shortcuts. Well, for us at least. For inquiries, say email@example.com