Welcome to grado
Topher Kong

Founder & Designer of Hi Thanks Bye
After graduating from the industrial design program at OCAD University in 2017, Stein Wang and Topher Kong decided to take part in the design world by forming a league of their own.
Countless school projects and competitions shaped their design ethics as a duo. They are not afraid of iterating, starting from scratch, arguing with each other, and having strong opinions while never being offended. When it comes to designs, they have strikingly different styles.
One design with reason.
One design with emotion.
“We do not pile forms up or lay shapes down just to make things look ‘pretty’. It is certainly part of what we do, but we like to build narratives through our designs. To learn and tell stories through new perspectives, constantly.
We are ruthless and we enjoy it.”

Topher Kong