MDes Cohort

Hin Kwan, Kwok (Billy)

MDes Fall 22


My name is Billy. I am a technologist and creator who often struggles to describe himself in one sentence. I have an interdisciplinary background across software, hardware, marketing, finance, and design. While pursuing my dual bachelor’s degrees in Computer Engineer and Business Management and Design minor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, I interned at various startups, marketing agencies and financial institutions including Uber and 500 Startups. Following my graduation, I started my career in the financial industry. In the past three years, I have been designing and developing a stock and derivative trading system at J.P. Morgan by day, while working on interesting side projects at night. I am also an open-source contributor and regular traveler before the pandemic. My dream is to start a company that improves the everyday life of humanity with new technology and thoughtful interaction design. I love listening to podcasts and audiobooks about economics, philosophy, and politics in my free time. Unfortunately, I also have a geeky hobby of reading Wikipedia articles to learn about science, history, and the world’s cultures.


What are you most looking forward to in the MDes program?

I am most looking forward to meeting my fellow talented classmates and gaining hands-on product/interaction design experiences in the program.