Karr Yip

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ADO Founder

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BSSc(AS), M.Arch / CUHK

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P.E.P / RCA. London

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EXEC. ED./  Harvard GSD.

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Honorary Advisor of Hong Kong Designers Association

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29th and 30th Chairman of Hong Kong Designers Association

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Director of Hong Kong Design Center

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Vice Chairman, Design Council of Federation of Hong Kong Industries Design Council

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Co-Chairman of Cultural Innovation Group of Smart City Consortium

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Board Director of UABB

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 Lecturer of Fine Art Department, CUHK

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Advisor of Hong Kong Heritage Museum

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Judge of Hong Kong Top Ten Brand Names Awards – Honorary Award

Karr Yip is an artist as well as an architect with both Architecture & Fine Art background. Karr graduated with his Master of Architecture at CUHK in 2003, he then went to Harvard GSD and Royal College of Art London for further studies. Karr was a lecturer in CUHK Fine Art Department teaching 3D and Sculpture major courses in 2005. Currently, he is the Founder and Director of ADO Ltd., Honorary Advisor of HKDA and Conventional Ambassador of the Hong Kong Tourism Board.   Karr had experienced a tough period in family relationships in his life and recovered after the guidance of relationship consultants. Therefore Karr wants to use art and design to promote love and family relationships. He believes that the crack between a relationship is the most meaningful space to build architecture. It adds touching emotions and remarkable experiences to the space. Karr is an experienced lead design consultant. His works cover architecture, interior, furniture, artwork, graphic, apps, and UX design. His design works got hundreds of international awards and publications, were also being collected by gallery, museum, and the HK CO Office.

/ Awards

1984 Gold Awards, International Art Competition, Los Angeles
1980 Best work in “Applied Typography 6” Yearbook, Japan
1981 Gold Award in Mercury Award and Grand Winner of Galaxy Awards, New York
1995 1st Prize in the 1st International Computer Art Biennale in Rzeszów, Poland
1979 The first painter-cum-designer elected as one of the “Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Person”
1981 Urban Council Fine Art Award (Painting Category, Chinese Media)
1984 The only designer to receive the Urban Council Design Grand Award (Best Designer of the Exhibition)
1991 Artist of the Year Award – Designer of the Year
1992 Men of the Nineties
1998 Outstanding Achievements Award, Graphic Arts Association of Hong Kong
1999 The Honor of Bronze Bauhinia Star, HKSAR
2000 Outstanding Artists and Designers of the 20th Century, UK
2004 The World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer
2005 Honorary Doctor of Design in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2005.
2010 The Honor of Silver Bauhinia Star, HKSAR
2016 HKDA Lifetime Honorary Award by Hong Kong Designers Association
2017 Outstanding Chinese – Outstanding Hong Kong People Award
2019 Zhuhai Design Week Outstanding Achievement Award

1984
Gold Awards, International Art Competition, Los Angeles

1980
Best work in “Applied Typography 6” Yearbook, Japan

1981
Gold Award in Mercury Award and Grand Winner of Galaxy Awards, New York

1995
1st Prize in the 1st International Computer Art Biennale in Rzeszów, Poland

1979
The first painter-cum-designer elected as one of the “Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Person”

1981
Urban Council Fine Art Award (Painting Category, Chinese Media)

1984
The only designer to receive the Urban Council Design Grand Award (Best Designer of the Exhibition)

1991
Artist of the Year Award – Designer of the Year

1992
“Men of the Nineties”

1998
Outstanding Achievements Award, Graphic Arts Association of Hong Kong

1999
The Honor of Bronze Bauhinia Star, HKSAR

2000
Outstanding Artists and Designers of the 20th Century, UK

2004
The World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer

2005
Honorary Doctor of Design in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2005.

2010
The Honor of Silver Bauhinia Star, HKSAR

2016
HKDA Lifetime Honorary Award by Hong Kong Designers Association

2017
Outstanding Chinese – Outstanding Hong Kong People Award

2019
Zhuhai Design Week Outstanding Achievement Award