Tommy Li

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Founder & Creative Director of Tommy Li Design Workshop Limited

Tommy is the brand designer/consultant for the generation renowned for his “Black Humor” and “Audacious Visual” designs.  Spanning Hong Kong, China, Japan, and Asia, he is one of the few designers to have penetrated the international market.

His design philosophy is to be able to create influential design in the market in order to experience the value of the designer.

  • Graduated from the School of Design in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 
  • Received over 600 awards. 
  • Teaching at The University of Hong Kong in 2022.
  • Being a Director of the Hong Kong Design Centre in 2020.Tommy invites by Hong Kong Heritage Museum to organise his solo exhibition – Project ‧ Objects ‧ Play Tommy Li P.O.P. Design Show】in 2018.
  • “New Weekly” collaborated with “Design 360” and “life style academy” selected Tommy as one of the top 20 China’s most powerful designer appealing to market (graphic design).
  • His 20 years solo exhibition – From Hong Kong (covering an area of 15,000 square feet), Chengdu, Suzhou, Beijing to Shenzhen from 2010 to 2015. 
  • [Rebranding X Consumption Jungle] published in 2012, this is the best seller of brand design text books in China. 
  • He has become a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale — a globally renowned alliance of graphic artist and designers) since 2005.
  • Over the years, he is the judge of international competitions. Such as iF Design, D & AD Award, Global Design Award, Hong Kong International Poster Triennial, Golden Pin Design Award etc.

Tommy Li has brought remarkable success to his major clients included Hang Seng Bank, MTR Corporation, Maxim’s Caterers, Chow Sang Sang Holdings International Ltd, Taetea Group, Dairy Farm Group (First Choice), Honeymoon Dessert, Ying Kee Tea House, HKPC, Shanghai Watch and etc.

/ 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