China – Beijing
Hong Ko graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2000. He received the British Chevening Postgraduate Scholarships in 2002 and did his Masters in Typographic Studies at London College of Printing in the following year.
A member of the Hong Kong Designers Association and Shenzhen Graphic Design Association, Hong Ko has been featured frequently in design media and is invited to participate in talks and exhibitions that include the 70/80 Hong Kong New Designers Exhibition (2007), A Better Tomorrow – The Future Generation at the Shanghai Expo 2010 and the VMD 100 International Design Exhibition (2011). Ko was elected one of the People of the Year by Art & Design magazine in 2011, confirming his status as one of the core young creative powers of China.
Hong Ko has vast experience in international brand design work. Major projects include: Rebranding of Li-Ning Brand & Visual Identity, Rebranding of Erdos Cashmere, Wayfinding system for the National Centre of Performing Art, etc. Among these, the Rebranding of Bama Tea received The Most Successful Design Award in 2011.