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About Lee Kong Wai Connie : Connie Lee is the founder and director of Contact Design Group, previously as Contact Design, an award-winning design and innovation company based in Hong Kong. After pursuing her industrial design education in Design Academy Eindhoven, Lee founded Contact Design - specialising in product innovation fusing technology and user experience. Lee has worked on a wide spectrum of co- design projects with partnership of international brands, including Sony, Target Store, illy, Hyundai and start-up ventures to innovate for better future. Some of the iconic designs Connie created include JuLaVie - First's cold press juicer for home, E Bike for future, Wellness Herbal Machine and Innovative Tea Can, which have received international awards. The JuLaVie project was rated as the no.3 trending design project on the Kickstarter; while the Wellness Herbal Machine project has been selected and awarded as ‘Rising Star’ by the Hong Kong Startup Council. In recent years, Lee has successfully evolved from a designer into a design entrepreneur, creating tangible experiences for the society, especially in Health Tech area, innovating healthier lifestyles through design. With the vision to connect with start-ups, technology and business leaders, Lee has co-founded The Contact Store, a lifestyle experience center in Italy and the Hong Kong Science Park. With the mission of “Connect. Co-Design. Create”, it aims to connect different industry players and to engage in meaningful collaboration and conversations. In recent years, Lee has received Red Dot Concept award, Design for Asia award and Smart Gifts Design Awards, and has be granted as “Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award”. Lee has also been selected as 100 Designers by Kun Shan University Annual International Design Symposium. Lee is passionate to nurture young designers through her teaching at School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as visiting lecturer.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Design is a well-balanced integration of art, technology, culture and business.

ORGANIZATION:
Contact Design Group Limitied

EDUCATION:
2012, Man and Activity, Design Academy, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

EXPERIENCE:
2012-now, Director of Contact Design Group Limited, Hong Kong

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2017, Kun Shan University 10th Annual International Visual Communication Design Symposium
2017, In Style Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur
2017, Rise Conference, Hong Kong
2016, In Style Hong Kong, Bangkok
2015, Super Design Show, Milan Design Week, Hong Kong
2015, Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair
2015, Hong Kong Roving Exhibition at PMQ, Hong Kong
2015, Hong Kong Roving Exhibition at Times Square, Hong Kong
2015, HKTDC Entrepreneur Day, Hong Kong
2015 Giftex, Tokyo
2015, Design Mart, Hong Kong
2014, Business of Design Week, Hong Kong
2013 Inno Design Tech Expo, Hong Kong

EVENTS:
2017, In Style Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur
2017, Rise Conference, Hong Kong
2016, In Style Hong Kong, Bangkok
2015, HKTDC Entrepreneur Day, Hong Kong
2014, Business of Design Week, Hong Kong
2013 Inno Design Tech Expo, Hong Kong

AWARDS:
2016-2017, Good Design Award, Chicago
2017, Rising Star Award, Federation of Hong Kong Industries
2016, Outstanding in Functionality, TOP Awards Asia 2016
2016, Winner, Hong Kong Design Awards
2015, Hong Kong Young Design Talent
2015, Red Dot Award: Design Concept
2015, Bronze Award, Design For Asia Awards
2015, “Selected Objects”, SuperDesign Show, Milan Design Week
2015, Silver Award (Corporate Group: Corporate Promotional Gifts), Hong Kong 2015, Bronze Winner - Smart Gifts Design Awards 2015
2015, Judges Award - Smart Gifts Design Awards 2015

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2017, Special feature on Capital Entrepreneur, December, Hong Kong
2017, Hong Kong Economic Times, November, Hong Kong
2017, MingPao, October, Hong Kong
2017, HKET, October, Hong Kong
2017, Ta Kung Pao, October, Hong Kong
2017, PressLogic, September, Hong Kong
2017, MingPao, August, Hong Kong
2017, Sing Tao Daily, July, Hong Kong
2017, NNA ASIA, July, Japan
2017, Milk Magazine, July, Hong Kong

ACCOLADES:
2018, 40 Under 40 Award Winner, Perspectice Global
2015, Hong Kong Young Design Talent, Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong
2015, D-Mark Certification, Design Council of Hong Kong, FHKI, Hong Kong

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English (Near Native)
Chinese (Native)
Mandarin (Near Native)

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.contactdesigngroup.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2018-03-18 03:42:59

COUNTRY:
Hong Kong

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Start-Up

Awards received by Lee Kong Wai Connie


Lify Herbal Brewer

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Home Appliances Design Category in 2017
Lee Kong Wai Connie and Mazing Lee for Contact Beverage Limited

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