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Personal Profile
A self-motivated and passionate designer graduated from Middlesex University with a MA in Visual Communication Design. My two-months internship in Landor Associates and my past years of work in The Brand Union has taught me the importance of teamwork and vision. The challenges have helped me to develop my skills in adaptating to ever-changing situations and work effectively within a team whilst striving for excellence.

I am currently based in London working as a branding & digital designer at WHAM, hoping to gain more experience and expand my portfolio to become more versatile under this inspiring and multi-cultural environment.

Education & Qualification
2009 – 2010 Middlesex University London / MA Graphic Design with Distinction
2002 – 2005 Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BA (Hons) in Visual Communication Design 1st Class Hons
2005 & 2008 IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 7.0

Achievement and Interest
Scholarships
Middlesex University Textile Alliance Scholarship, 2009
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Sik Sik Yuen Scholarship, 2005

Competitions
Finalist of the Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award, 2008

In-school Activities & Interest
Chair of Coordination Team in BA (Hons) in Design Graduation Show, 2005
Approved introductory level certificate for 3D Maya Software, 2003
Participated in School of Design VC Study Trip to Europe, 2003

Expedition
Silver Award for Hong Kong Young People (HKAYP), 2001
Outward Bound Self-Development Course Graduate, 2001

Key Skills
Computer Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Fireworks
Language Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English

Employment Record
2011 Apr – Present / Designer at WHAM Agency, London
2012 – 2013 / Design & Art Direction, EVERZINE www.everzine.co.uk
2011 Feb-Apr / Freelance Designer at HSBC Private Bank, London
2009 – 2010 / Assistant Producer at Kevin Wong Photography / www.kevin-wong.net
2005 – 2009 / Designer, The Brand Union, Hong Kong
2004 Summer / Internship in Landor Associates Hong Kong
2003 Summer / Dresser at the Hong Kong Fashion Week
2003 Summer / Co-ordinator Assistant for Barney Cheung Fashion Show


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