Mr Zachary Wong Chun Hei, 2016 graduate of the Product Analysis and Engineering Design (PAED) Degree Programme, received the CreateSmart Young Design Talent Special Award 2017 in the DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award. It is a highly-recognized award organized by the Hong Kong Design Centre. A total of 17 local design practitioners or graduates are awarded this year and Zachary is among one of the graduate awardees. Zachary will be receiving a financial sponsorship amount up to HK$250,000 for six-to-twelve-month overseas work attachment or study to further stimulate design thinking and contributing to Hong Kong’s ever-expanding creative industry upon return.
In his four years of study, Zachary partnered with his other classmates and demonstrated their engineering design talents by participating in a lot of competitions with remarkable results, including the Champion of Disney ImagiNations Hong Kong Design Competition 2015, iF Design Talent Award 2017 and etc.
Upon graduation, he and his partner have founded a company “AZ Imagine Limited” with a startup fund from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The company is going to launch a temperature-adjustable mug and a foam cutting device within a year.