A qualified solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong, Mr. Billy Potts is also the founder of Handsome Co., a Hong Kong-based multi-disciplinary design firm and consultancy which employs local talent in their design and manufacturing work. His company started as The Handsome Bag Company where he launched a line of bags and accessories made of discarded taxi upholstery. His experience and passion for minimalist design has driven the evolution and success of Handsome Co. with client partners such as Ascot Chang, Proctor and Gamble, Hong Kong Tramways and Red Bull.
A Bachelor of Laws graduate from King’s College in London, Mr. Potts won the Perspective Magazine’s 40 Under 40 award for product design with his business partner in 2011. He was selected as a representative of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design in an exchange trip to Berlin the following year, where his work was exhibited at the DMY trade show and the Hong Kong Trade Commission, with widespread coverage from local and international media.