10th Year Logo Designer -
Mr. Lam Yung Shing, Year 4 pharmacy student
Four years ago, I was lucky enough to become a student of the HKU Pharmacy programme. Soon I will be graduating and this will be during the department's celebration of the 10th year establishment of the programme. I am thrilled to contribute to this celebration in the form of a logo.
The HKU faculty of medicine provides a strong backbone to all of its departments, including pharmacology and pharmacy and so the logo was inspired by the HKU Medicine logo as its base element.
Because the BPharm Programme is relatively new, I wanted the logo to be different to existing examples, in that the typography and image feels both new and modern, yet simple and innovative. Ten is a special number and on this occasion and I used the colour yellow to signify a "trophy" effect. Finally, the HKU Pharmacy programme is a course that nurtures aspiring pharmacists in every healthcare sector, so like a young tree with green shoots, it branches out into the different healthcare sectors producing fruits. There is still ample space for the tree to grow, showing that the programme will continue to grow and flourish.
May this logo be a good roundup of HKU Pharmacy, and happy 10th year anniversary!
About the mascot
The Pharmacy mascot was one of the 20 created by the faculty in celebration of “130 Years of Medicine in Hong Kong” in 2017. The mascots representing the core values of medical professionals – wisdom, compassion and commitment. With these mascots, it is hope to better connect HKU’s spirit with the rest of the community in Hong Kong and the world.