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Our International Team

Come meet our eclectic and diverse group of architects, creatives and strategists at Hwang Concepts – from Taiwanese Texans to Southeast Asians along with Spaniards, Brits and French Canadians too.

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Leiven Hwang, Head of Architecture & Co-founder

Leiven’s passion for architecture and design has taken him from the US to the Far and Mideast where he has worked on projects in Taiwan, China, the Pacific Islands, India, Sri Lanka, and Dubai – from groundbreaking urban developments to seaside resorts; from luxury villas in Dubai to prototype hospital compounds for resource-strapped areas of Africa. A certified yoga teacher and graduate of the prestigious architecture school at University of California at Berkeley, Leiven can often be found immersed in nature in mountains, rivers, hot springs, and on beaches where he draws inspiration for innovative and transformative ways to bring merge nature and design.


Evelyn Hwang, Head of Branding & Co-founder

Evelyn enjoys discovering and bringing out the best of each client's brand, be it a luxury resort, artificially intelligent speakers or an internationally acclaimed university. Her expat life brought her from Houston and Boston to France, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Along with her worldwide travels, she infuses each project with her global inspirations. Educated in the US and Europe at Boston University, Massachusetts College of Art, American University of Paris and Parson's School of Design, Paris, Evelyn enjoys good conversation and good food.


Maia Hermosa, Design Director

Maia's friendly personality and detail-oriented eye make her popular with all our clients. And her passion for branding, creative direction and strategic thinking help bring out the best in every project. Having studied Visual Communication at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, Maia loves to travel and be surrounded by nature through hiking, camping and gardening.


Jason Cheng, Head of Technology

Always savouring the challenge of planning and developing great system architecture and coding structure, Jason and his team are super programmers and strategists, well-versed in all major languages and systems such as HTML, Javascript, Wordpress and Flash. They even have their own proprietary powerful CMS. Educated at Oxford and a top music scholar at Stowe School, Jason can be found playing amazing tunes at the local jazz bar's piano.


Dora Chan, Head of Copywriting & Translation

Over the years, Dora and her team at Straight Communications have helped clients get a fresh face-lift for their marketing literature. Whether a brand is looking to promote art, covet a legacy, create a fad or spruce up glamour, Straight helps clients create a unique voice in the city, which is consistently sharp, concise and vigorous. Straight also helps brands adapt all kinds of content into other languages, especially Chinese, and is reputable for its ability in handling subtle concepts and nuances, ensuring potent sales messages never get “lost in translation".


Guy Bertrand, Photographer & Director

An accomplished international photographer with over twenty years experience worldwide, Guy has worked and lived in major cities such as Los Angeles, Toronto and Hong Kong and produced shoots and global campaigns in Asia, Middle East, North America and Europe. He enjoys working closely with the teams of both the client and creative agency to create compelling and impactful imagery, both moving and still. He is often found chasing his two boys or biking through the streets of Hong Kong.