Prof Eric Yim

JP

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Chairman of Hong Kong Design Centre

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Chairman of Advisory Committee, School of Design, PolyU

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Honorary Chairman of Design Council of Hong Kong

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Honorary Chairman of Hong Kong Furniture&Decoration Trade Assoc.

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Advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation 

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Advisor of AIDLab, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Advisor of Hong Kong Architecture Centre

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Adjunct Professor of Swinburne University of Technology

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Professor of Practice of Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong

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Court Member of Polytechnic University

Prof. Eric C. Yim is an UK-registered architect, independent furniture designer, brand-led industrialist, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, business innovation consultant, think-tank advisor, and adjunct professor in a number of design schools in local and overseas universities.

As a strong advocate of design and innovation, Prof. Yim is actively involved in the community of design and creative industries. He is the Chairman of Hong Kong Design Centre and the Chairman of Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Polytechnic University (School of Design). He is also an advisor to Our Hong Kong Foundation; Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design; Hong Kong Designer Association; and Hong Kong Architecture Centre. Prof. Yim also serves as a member of the Chief Executive’s Council of Advisor on Innovation and Strategic Development from 2018 to 2022.

Prior to the conferment of a Master’s Degree in Architecture at the University of Cambridge, Prof. Yim graduated with a First Class (Honour) Degree in BA and a Distinction in B.Arch at University of Manchester. In 2019, Prof. Yim was awarded Honorary Doctor of Design and appointed as an adjunct professor by Swinburne University in Australia. Prof. Yim is also a Professor of Practice at the School of Design of Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Prof. Yim has earned a string of accolades. He was recognised with Hong Kong Institute of Marketing – Hall of Fame in 2022; VTC Honorary Fellow 2022, Lifetime Achievement Award by Hong Kong Furniture and Decoration Trade Association(HKF&DA); the GAAHK Outstanding Achievement Award (Design) 2021; GBA Industrial Innovation Leadership Award 2019; City Contribution Award of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Lifestyle Awards 2017; Asia Pacific Culture & Creative Industries Award 2016; Asia Pacific Outstanding Entrepreneur Award 2009; Leader of Excellence 2006; and Young Industrialists Awards of Hong Kong 2005. Prof. Yim was appointed as Justice of the Peace in 2015 and a member of CPPCC between 2013 and 2018.

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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