Hi, I am Jamie Chow Tsz Man, a communication designer from Hong Kong. I have a stray cat and I love travelling. I tried to visit as many Asia cities as I could when I worked in Shanghai for over 5 years before coming to London a year ago. I received my degree in Communication Design from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. I had my solid design skills trained at the graphic house Hesign and Jellymon in the early years. After that, I worked at the innovative design consultancy IDEO, learning to see a bigger picture as a designer in the business ecosystem. Right now, I am a freelance communication designer, to work with teams with different background. From the global creative agency BBH to the independent art group Ibsen; and from the corporate British Council to start-ups.Locked Pro Plan feature
BBH is an advertising agency which headquarter is London. During the period of being a freelancer, I joined the BBH team in their design department as a contractor for a Starbucks branding project. During that period, I also designed marketing materials for Samsung and designed an innovative new year greeting card for the company as the side projects.
As a freelancer, it allows me to work with teams from different backgrounds. From the global creative agency BBH to the independent art group Ibsen; and from the corporate British Council to start-ups. This experience boost up my project management skills and opened a lot of opportunities to expose to the digital field.
Shopal is a mobile application startup. During the period of being a freelancer, I worked as a design lead. Apart from working on the brand design project, I needed to work closely with the product manager and the developers to build the visual system for a user interface.
IDEO is an innovative design consultancy which the headquarters is in the Palo Alto, and is well-known for human-centered design approach. I worked as a communication designer. They have a wide range of projects and with multi-discipline designers. I worked on packaging, branding, visual system design. Apart from that, I also designed projects archives that usually came as printed materials like books.
Jellymon was an independent design house which focused on graphic design. I helped mainly on a branding project which required me to go to Guangzhou for a client meeting and communicate with my creative director who speaks English, project manager and the client who speak Mandarin and Cantonese. I also needed to supervise the artworks production.
Hesign is an independent design house which focuses on graphic design, specialising in book design, with one office in Hangzhou and one in Berlin. The founder is a professor, publisher and a member of the AGI, the Alliance Graphique Internationale. I worked as a summer intern to help with a book publishing and also participated as a translator in a summer course.