A project I’ve been working on has finally launched, and I’m so excited to share it. I was extremely fortunate to be a part of this project, working closely with Danielle and Louise to complete a piece of information design about our favourite city: Hong Kong.
Creative City highlights inspiring spots in Hong Kong based on surveys collected from creative practitioners, with different districts and cultural icons explained. While The Peak, Ocean Park and Disneyland are perfectly fun and mainstream tourist attractions, Creative City directs those that are looking for a little more, to the secret hangouts and experiences that make so many expats fall in love here and never want to leave.
Since my first week at Whitespace I have been working mostly on Creative City, so for months I watched the project grow and evolve. Being a part of this demanded a lot of learning about design, production and public relations, but the scope of work meant I had the chance to experience a lot I wouldn’t have otherwise. Sifting through research also revealed a lot of fascinating activities, including my most recent and favourite discovery, Fungus Workshop!
Working on this project was a chance for me to rediscover Hong Kong as an adult. I left Hong Kong when I was 18, and even though I visited every summer, I knew it would not be the same as I remembered my childhood to be when I decided to return to Hong Kong in February. But Creative City reminded me of why I loved Hong Kong, and helped me realize that I wasn’t simply putting my hometown on a pedestal because I was immensely homesick. The potential, talent and eagerness to excel never ceases to amaze me, and I’m just so glad I can call this place my home.