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Hei Shing Chan

by ELISABETH GOLDSCHMIDT

 
16.02.2011
 

Born 1984 in Hong Kong. In 2006, he graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a first honours Bachelor Degree in Visual Communication Design. In the same year, he won the YIC Young Design Talent Award and got a scholarship for studying abroad. He furthered his studies in London and graduated from MA Book Arts at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, with Distinction in 2008. He worked as the chief designer of the UAL Student Union Magazine Less Common More Sense, it was glad that the magazine won the Guardian Student Media Awards - Student Publication Design of the Year in winter 2008. Being part of the prize, he experienced working in the Design Department at the Guardian (a UK creative newspaper) in January 2009. In mid 2009, his talent was once again being proved and he became one of the winners in the "Second Young Writers Debut Competition". His first book, POP-UP LONDON: exploring the secret of Book Arts, was widely published in Hong Kong during summer.

Hei Shing is currently based in London. His art and design works always focus on a kind of multi-cultural diversity with a contemporary artistic sense.