How hard is it to relocate to America from Europe as a designer?

over 5 years ago from Louis B, Designer - Web + Graphic

  • Jay WycheJay Wyche, over 5 years ago

    Are there a lot of design jobs in Hong Kong?

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    • Nathan NNathan N, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

      Loads man, HK has a booming government subsidized tech startup scene.

      edit: Check out Science Park and Cyberport to read up about it. I also feel that I should mention the pay isn't anywhere near what you'd get in the U.S. or E.U. but I'd take the pay cut to live there again.

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    • Keiran LovettKeiran Lovett, 5 years ago

      Lot's of companies in Hong Kong currently are realising design is important. Nathan mentioned a government subsided tech scene but its not as strong as what most counties in Europe have (especially when combined with arts and design).

      The pay is not good, but often (and in my case all the time so far) you've had express control over the direction of design. Which is great. The absolute worst for HK is the work culture - its not 9 to 5 we joke, but 5 to 9. You'll get very extreme requests and deadlines and be expected to do considerable unpaid overtime. So you get a lot of creative freedom, but not much actual freedom :p

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