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REMEMBERING THE PAST, BUILDING THE FUTURE
未來,如初

時光荏苒,歲月如梭。細數日子,棋人香港上下已共同走過五個年頭,由成立至今,團隊憑藉對藝術設計的熱誠,共完成超過四百個設計項目,致力以藝術於商業領域內開闢無限天地。回顧是為了前瞻,回頭望去,許多回憶仍是熾熱的,成立初期的欣喜依然歷歷在目;五年過去,棋人香港不忘初心,堅守創作原則,以藝術點綴商業,於創意與商業領域內,繼續燦然綻放。

2014年,懷著滿腔熱枕,棋人澳門創辦人鍾楚霖攜手本地藝人林盛斌,於香港成立棋人香港。世事如棋,人人棋人。人生在世,總會經歷失敗,嚴格地說每個成功前面總是一次又一次得失敗跌撞,追夢人總是一面失敗一面做,因為他們不但能在成功裡頭感受趣味,就算在失敗裡頭,也能感受趣味,這就是追夢人的覺悟。於兩位創辦人眼中,每個人都是下棋人,世途即便險惡,世事即便不盡人意,也要緊握每一隻棋子,掌握命運,敢闖,敢創,無悔。付出與貢獻,遠比收獲來得重要;推動藝術創作,遠比商業收益來得重要。因此,兩位帶領棋人香港上下,堅守創業理念,推動本地文化藝術創作,融合商業與藝術,帶動多元文化。

棋人香港自創立以來,一直秉持以藝術點綴商業的理念,與不同商業機構合作,合共完成超過400個設計項目,當中包括60多個活動設計及策劃、近30個宣傳影片拍攝工作、超過40個演唱會投資及舉不勝舉的設計工作。對棋人創作團隊來說,創作並不是非黑即白,「商業化」是一種創作態度,團隊堅持以自身風格創作好的作品,不會把商業項目完全商業化,同時亦盡所能滿足客戶需求,與客戶保持合作的平等關係,把藝術與商業拼接,把藝術融入生活。每個面世的成品背後,都是一次又一次的修改;每個未經修改的設計,都是團隊的心血結晶;每個心血結晶背後,都是棋人團隊內心的凝結,棋人上下精神的折射。每當看到一個個蘊含特殊情感及無盡心血的設計,就如回放曾經珍貴的時光,豐富而美好。

2019年,棋人香港五週年。過去持續累積的心血,定會與將來緊密連繫。人的記憶是飄忽的,越是久遠,越是難以捕捉,然而,棋人五年來的一點一滴,都藏於一個個設計內,凝固而長久。展望將來,棋人香港定會本著「人人棋人」精神,矢志不渝,堅守創作原則,如光影常生,在藝術創作與商業領域中,持續綻放。

撰文:許佩琳
美術:王曉澄

Time flies like an arrow. In the blink of an eye, it has been 5 years since the establishment of Chessman HK. Brimming with passion, our team has completed over 400 projects in the past five years. We believe that creativity leads to productivity, and is the driving force of behind every success. Thereby, we are committed to combine art and commercial to emphasize the importance of creativity in workplace. Looking back, the first day is still fresh in our memories. We still feel proud and happy when we think of those moments, and strongly believe the very beginning mind itself is the most accomplished mind of true enlightenment. Five years has passed, we still stay true to our original aspiration and will keep our mission firmly in mind.

In 2014, with passion and enthusiasm, Jones Chong, founder of Chessman Macau, established Chessman HK with renowned local artist Bob Lam. Life is like playing chess, and indeed all of us are doing it every day. We must encounter different kinds of adversities in our live, and success stem not from the determination to be a winner, but from all the failures and difficulties. What we have to know is that whichever move we make is a bad one. That is just the way it goes since everything worthwhile in life is won through surmounting the associated negative experience. In the eyes of Jones and Bob, everyone is a chessman. No matter how hard life is, or how struggle we are right now, we have to seize every single chess, as if to seize every single initiative and opportunity. They believe that to devote and give, are far more important than to receive.

Chessman HK has been working tirelessly to uphold our values. We have cooperated with different organizations, and completed over 400 projects, including event planning, video production, concert investment and a lot of different works of production design. Our team believes that design is neither black nor white, it is more about attitude, and commercial art is an attitude as well. Our designers demonstrate their unshakeable will to remain true to their own styles, meanwhile trying their best to satisfy the needs of our clients. We strive to bridge the gap between art and business and incorporate art into everybody’s daily life. Behind every great product there is a team working tirelessly to meet the needs of business, while every amendment the team had made should never be forgotten as well, and every draft is as precious as the final product, storing the spirit and valuable memories of our team.

It has been five years of hard work, and the past effort will guide us to a prosperous and bright future. We will remain true to the founding mission of our company as always, to keep pressing ahead and overcome all difficulties, showing the determination of every member in our team to continue striving for innovation.

Text: Natalie Hui
Art: Agnes Wong

ISSUE #247

REMEMBERING THE PAST, BUILDING THE FUTURE

 

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