THE TEAM

Sean Okihiro

Founder /
Saké Brewer / American Barefoot Runner / Wine-o

Not someone who can stick with just one passion, Sean majored in both Architecture and Computer Graphics at Cornell University. Sean has launched multiple companies, and worked in industries as diverse as sake brewing, to web development to advertising at TBWA before hitting on Kobo Design. Able to work in a range of media, Sean’s greatest ability is to listen thoughtfully and be resourceful in finding solutions to any problem.

Brooke Montaperto

Business Development & Marketing Director /
Gangsta Rap & Single Malt Aficionado

Adventure, travel, and music are three things that Brooke loves. Having lived in New Zealand, London, Vancouver and now Hong Kong, she has travelled extensively with the craziest trip being a 4,400KM mission across India in a motorised Rickshaw. Brooke is a huge fan of Hip Hop, but also loves a bit of Chopin and is currently learning the piano. After working for major Record Labels then moving into media, she has a diverse skill set in marketing, sales, communications and project management. And to unwind... a single-malt or three usually does the trick.

Gloria Yeung

Project Manager /
Shower Singer

Gloria was born with her two sisters on the same day.  Yes! She is a triplet.  She plans for everything down to the smallest details.  She studied translation and interpretation which is a big bonus for KOBO as she is the perfect bridge between us and our clients. An avid traveller, she loves listening to people sharing their experiences and reaching new destinations. In her free time you'll find her playing board games, or watching Netflix.

Alan Leung

Lead Programmer /
Work-a-holic

Alan is our resident code guru and has been developing websites professionally for over 9 years. He has participated and won several international web competitions. His past work includes developing web platforms for international trading corporations, major hotels and theme parks. He now applies his skills to small business.

Winci Chan

Art Director /
Vintage Enthusiast

Design Graduate from RMIT University of Melbourne, Winci has gained recognition for her graphic design style in an international design magazine for her past work. She loves vintage design style and has a deceptively timid demeanor but is forceful when it comes to making great designs. She also loves traveling to explore her horizon, she was a welcome addition to the Kobo team.

Delphine Lieu

Interactive Art Director /
Nomad

Moving to Hong Kong to explore Asia, Delphine has a strong understanding of digital and graphic design. Delphine loves to draw and is frequently found illustrating in her books. She’s an explorer, having come back from a half year backpacking trip in Asia, she’s filled with new experiences and inspirations to fuel her design work.

Anne Helou

Graphic Designer /
Driven French Explorer

Anne always gets what she wants. She applied to Kobo multiple times, organized her own visa and refused to understand the meaning of “no”, fortunately for us. Never content with where she is, Anne has experienced it all, from retail branding to designing visual marketing concepts and communications for men’s fashion shops, print ad conception, photo shoots, and packaging development for cosmetics and urban denim Anne refuses to sit still.

Matt Burchell

Art Director /
English Wanderer

Reaching his childhood dream of becoming a professional sound engineer at the ripe age of 19, Matt changed careers and went on to find creative stimulation in graphic design. Fiercely independent, Matt has been a full-time freelancer for over 6 years working on print ads, brand development for major lifestyle brands and restaurants, drawing a loyal following.  He was once a permanent fixture at Kobo Design but in the end, the romance of the nomadic lifestyle wooed him.  Even though Matt doesn't sit with us permanently, he will forever be a part of the Kobo family.

Constance Tong

Art Director /
Dreamer

As a graduate from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth, design has always been Constance’s passion. She loves colours, new discoveries, experimenting and creating things with her hands. Her strength is her thorough understanding of both the conceptual process of branding and the commercial side of design.  Like Matt, Constance loves the freedom and flexibility that Freelancing provides, but we at Kobo appreciate and trust her ability, so she will forever be a part of Kobo's extended family. 

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