Lead Designer, Marc & Chantal Design Limited
Tomson developed Tai Kwun’s visual identity, wayfinding, typeface, and graphic design, contributing to the most anticipated opening for an important heritage building and cultural hub in Hong Kong in 2018. He also devised the art direction and designed the brand concept, visual identity, graphic, and wayfinding for RYSE Hotel in one of Seoul’s creative neighbourhoods. In both projects, Tomson focused on weaving the social and cultural fabrics into the work while maintaining an aesthetic and functional consistency throughout the design. The mixing of form and function across cultures is also evident in Tomson’s typography work.
Tomson has always been fascinated with the Swiss typographic tradition, which is the design profession’s response to the nation’s official trilingualism, and wondered what lessons for bilingual Hong Kong can be drawn from the Swiss experience. He sets eyes on working in the Netherlands, where he can benefit from the cosmopolitan environment and abundance of international projects, workshops, and opportunities.