Our people

KIRSTEN JOHNSTON

Founder, CEO

Having lived and worked in six world cities she currently hangs her hat in Shanghai. Is often found queuing for baozi and is excellent at speaking Chinese badly to unsuspecting locals. She is a family woman, creative leader, business owner and recent IMBA graduate.

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Nathalie Chow

Regional Director, Hong Kong

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, there’s not a street in Hong Kong this girl doesn’t know. Loves to engage with her team and motivates them to be their best. Usually too busy to indulge in herself, but has plenty of time for her son and taking him to see different countries. At dim sum her favourite dish is ciu zau fan qwo. She speaks Cantonese, English and Mandarin.

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MICHELLE LEE

Account Director

Keen to find tasty food in every corner of the city, she believes that food is a shortcut to cultural exploration. Great food usually leads her to great people and through the story of food has made some interesting friends. Throughout work and life, she strives to discover and share new insights. She speaks Mandarin, English, Japanese and Shanghainese.

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Ronnie Wang

Design Director

Ronnie yearns for freedom and is fulfilled by Design’s ocean of opportunity. He’s loved designing for fifteen years and shows no sign of slowing down. He loves rock music but his real passion is road cycling. He has pedalled around islands, climbed mountains and taken part in challenging annual races. He believes life on two wheels is the most simple and real and is always moved by the people and experiences he encounters along the way.

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JOSHUA MELCHING

Account Lead

A Midwestern American by birth and a globe-trotter by passion, Joshua feeds his innate curiosity by traveling the world, exploring new cultures and immersing himself in foreign languages. He is an aspiring polymath, usually found with his nose buried in a book or his eyes glued to an online course. Authenticity is his guiding principle; he will awe you with his fluent Mandarin and charm you with his infectious personality.

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JOYCE CHEN

Senior Project Manager

Don’t be fooled by this youthful face, Joyce is over the hill working for more than 10 years in project management. A lover of travel, animals, trying and tasting new experiences. A very good listener, communicator and executor; you’ll find her a trustworthy partner for life and work.

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JOANNE CATTERMOLE

Marketing & Research Manager

Born and raised in London, she has travelled to 36 countries and lived in four. She is an unapologetic foodie and can often be found munching on her favourite tacos or whipping up something delicious in the kitchen. Her passion for people led her to consumer research and marketing and she’s been hooked ever since. Speaks English, French and Mandarin.

 

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KAMEI CHENG

Project Coordinator

Has a ‘speak less, do more’ attitude. Loves it when the job gets done and has over ten years experience in the industry in Hong Kong. When she does speak she prefers to converse in Cantonese, English or Mandarin.

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HENRY CHUNG

Designer

Inquisitive about new surroundings and cultures, Henry’s inspiration for design comes from what goes on around him. He spent time working in London and Hong Kong, including a 3 year stint running his own noodle bar in the backstreets of Peckham. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking, a good bowl of beef brisket noodles, and throwing his weight around in the boxing gym.

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JESSIE QU

Financial Controller

The Sherlock Holmes of the office, she enjoys analysing data and finding answers to the tough questions. She loves to manage; managing the firm’s finances; managing her household; and managing her daughter’s busy schedules. She is very active enjoying travel, reading and sports.

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SU YANG

Designer

Behind the serious expression, there’s a man who sees the world through a child’s eyes. His passion for food leads him to hotpot however his stomach usually does not agree. An art lover and a family man, he likes nothing more than to banter with his daughter.

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DOROTHY CHEN

Admin Clerk

Is always on hand to support her team and has over ten years of industry experience. Dreams of visiting every continent and loves the outdoors. She has an amazing memory which proves to be very useful when playing cards.

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SHINY ZHU

Financial Supervisor

Much like her name, Shiny is always beaming a big smile and radiating plenty of positive energy in the studio. With twelve years of experience her analytical eye watches over the Company’s cash whilst juggling the many unexpected requests from the team. As a doting mother she loves nothing more than spending time with her family and enjoying a beautiful life in Shanghai.

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ASTRE ZHU

Designer

Quiet before you know him, Astre brings a mature confidence well beyond his years. He’s a bit of a fashionista and an avid digital illustrator. Whilst completing his Masters of Design in London, Astre went by the street name Tomato. He hopes to win a Guinness World Record for drinking the most Coca-Cola in single day.

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LIZ KAN

Project Coordinator

Gets a thrill from delivering a project on time and hearing happy clients praise the team (even after 10 years in the game). Is a self-confessed chatterbox talking to almost anyone in Cantonese, English or Mandarin. Loves to read books about new parts of the world she can explore in her travels. Has a guilty passion for dried mango.

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GLORIA LAU

Asst. Account Manager

Born and raised in Hong Kong. Is an expert in her work (over 15 years under her belt) and an expert at booking bargain holidays for her family. She is a devoted mum and loves to cook and help with her daughter’s unending homework. Speaks Cantonese, English and Mandarin.

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