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.

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So this is where wonder gets all wrapped up with fear, because there was all this anxiety coming from me... Should I be doing this? Can I legitimately be charging money? I'm literally flying by the seat of my pants! — Billy Potts

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