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Department of Design

Academic Staff

Ms YANG Mei King, Maymayking

Assistant Professor


Ms YANG Mei King, Maymayking

Graduated in HK PolyU, May had been working in various 4As Advertising Agencies including Ogilvy & Mather Direct, and Bates Advertising. Right after the 1997 handover, May had decided to widen her exposure and joined Bates, Beijing to open their first branch in China. She returned to Hong Kong and started her own brand Maymayking, selling her creation and selected items. Active in exhibition and trade show promoting her own brand, all experience path her way as an educator in Advertising Design. She was also the awardee of New Talents of Ambiente, Germany 2008 & regarded as 10 best shop of Style Shopping, Page One 2006.


  • Typography
  • Semiotics
  • Art Direction and Aesthetics
  • O2O Advertising Strategy
  • Graduation and Start-up Project


Master Degree in Design Practices, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, Swire School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic


Teaching Fellow, Technological Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
Founder & Creative Director, Maymayking Design Workshop
Visiting Lecturer, Associate of Arts in Digital Visual Design, City University of Hong Kong
Senior Art Director, Bates Advertising, Beijing, Greater China
Art Director, Bates Advertising, Hong Kong
Ogilvy & Mather Direct
Live Communications



2008 New Talents, Ambiente, Germany
2006 10 Best Shops, Style Shopping, Page One 


  • Competition-Based Learning
  • Creative Conscience
  • Design Sustainability
  • Design Entrepreneur and Branding
  • Craftsmanship and Aesthetics



  • YU, C.Y., CHAN, A.P., Lam, K., Yang, M. K. (2021), Transformation of Design Education: Adaptation to Hybrid Classroom During Pandemic.” Presentation for International Conference on Open and Innovative Education, ICOIE, Hong Kong, 2021.
  • Lam, K., Kwok, Y.Y., Wong, K. Y., Yang, M. K. (2020), Exploring the Effects of Sustainability-Themed Branding Initiatives on Gen-Z Diners' Willingness to Patronize, Presentation for International Conference on Sustainable Design and Environment (ICSDE 2020), Hong Kong.
  • Lam, K., Yang, M. K. (2019). Effects of In-class Competition-based Assessment on Learning Motivation and 21st Century Competencies of Asian Students Studying for Vocationally-Oriented Degrees. Presentation for Education 4.0: Applied Degree Education and the Future of Work. International Conference on Applied Education, Technology and Innovation (THEi AETI 2019), Hong Kong. 
  • Lam, K. Yang, M. K. (2019). In-class Competition-based Assessment for Effective Learning. Poster Presentation for Human Factors in Communication of Design. 10th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2019), Washington.
  • Yang, M. K. (2018). “Enhancing Advertising Student Performance with Competition-Based Learning.” International Conference on Open and Innovative Education, ICOIE, Hong Kong, 2018


Public Speech, Lectures & Exhibitions

  • Design Consultant of Hong Kong Jockey Club H.A.D. Plus 2021
  • HK-SZ Cultural and Creative Industries Forum of HKFDA, Speaker, Topic: Competition-based Learning in Advertising, 2019
  • “Designers: Balance Your Left/Right Brain Like a Balance Sheet”, Speaker for Case studies: Government scheme recipients and crowd funding successes, THEi, Hong Kong, 2018
  • Guest Speaker for Design Thinking Seminar, Junior Achievement Hong Kong, 2017
  • Invited Artist, "My Good Old Days", Art Work for H.A.D. Hulu Culture and Jockey Club, 2016
  • Invited Artist, "She Rocks", Projection Artwork for Backtory, Hulu Culture, 2015
  • Mentor of CNY Tiger-Head Hat for Tot Workshop, PMQ X Hulu Culture, 2015
  • Invited Artist, "Hakka", Art Work for H.A.D., Hulu Culture And Jockey Club, 2013
  • Mentor of Tee To Bag Workshop, Design To Power Of HKDC, 2008