Judging Panel
Karr YIP
Chairman, Hong Kong Designers Association
Director, ADO Culture
Hong Kong

Karr Yip is both spatial and digital product designer with Architecture & Fine Art background. He graduated in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), B.SSc.2000, M.Arch. 2003, Harvard University GSD. EXEC. ED. 2007, Royal College of Art London, PEP.2008. Karr was the lecturer of CUHK Fine Art Department. He founded ADO Culture in 2003 focusing on cultural innovations. Karr is the winner of the first Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award established in 2005 and Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Designer Award 2009.

His art and design works have been recognized by numerous awards both internationally and locally, such as New York Interior Design Award, Outstanding Greater China Design Award and HKDA Award on SPACE, Environmental Graphics, Products etc.

Karr tries to create memorable spatial experience by contemporary design thinking and methodologies. His works covered architecture, infrastructure design, theme hotel, clubs, shops, restaurants, public art curation and exhibitions as well as over hundred cultural projects including the T-Park schematic design and consultancy, Island East Harbour front Cycling walkway schematic design, Mei Ho House revitalization interior design, Mt Davis Youth Hostel Design, ChongQing Mobile Showroom, Mong Kok Post Office.

Karr has over 15 year’s enterprise management, branding, creative design solution experience. He puts art, architectural design, and management and information technology together to provide creative solution and build his own companies. With the leading of Karr, ADO got 2014 The best small enterprise award as well. Now, Karr targets to combine HK design and technology power to create a creative international brand.