HKDI in the Spotlight

Kris Ip
Graduate of Higher Diploma in Visual Communication Design

Kris graduated with a Higher Diploma in Visual Communication Design in 2011. He is fond of Japanese culture and has studied the Japanese language for years. It is the combination of the understanding of a culture and the flexible application of design skills that led to the success of Kris and subsequently to him winning the MUJI Award Gold Prize.

After graduation from HKDI, Kris went abroad to work in a photo studio in Japan for a year, an experience he is thankful for as he gained first-hand knowledge of Japan’s culture and Asian design concepts. The experience later helped him translate his theory and unique ideas into new products suitable for Hong Kong people in a local design firm.

In 2014, Kris won the MUJI Award Gold Prize with the Storage Book to help people sort and keep small items in the form of a book. He then worked at MUJI (Hong Kong) Ltd. as a visual merchandiser to highlight the brand image through promotion materials and shop display. The work opens up a new design era of visual merchandising for Kris and provides an open environment for him to gain experience.