SZE KL, KELLY
Born in 1958, Freeman Lau is a renowned artist and designer in Hong Kong. Freeman is currently the Founder of KL&K Creative Strategics, the Vice Chairman for the Design Alliance Asia (tDA Asia), a Director of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), and the Secretary General of Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations (FHKDA). These years, he is devoted in promoting the design industry. As the secretary general of the Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations, Mr. Lau co-curated the 1st (2014), 2nd (2016) & 3rd (2018) "HK-SZ Design Biennale” with design associations from Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The success of the biennale is owing to the support from different sectors in the society. By the end of 2017, with the full support from the Hong Kong & Shenzhen governments, the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Design & Innovation Hub – “Zetta Bridge” had successfully kicked off in Qianhai.
Since 1984, Freeman has won over 300 design awards and his design profession is developed in several fields. His most recent design achievements include “The Best Asian Designer” at the 2014 Asian Designers’ Invitational Exhibition in Korea endorsed by ico-D (2014), “Grand Award of DFA Design for Asia Awards” (2015), “iF Design Award” (2016) and the “Hong Kong Culture Creativity Industries Award” by the Asia Pacific Creativity Industries Association (2017).