Our People

Howard Portrait

Howard is the founder of Helpful Minds and HA Creative Arts.  He started off with drawing and painting since he was 4, all the way through his teenage.  The first painting exhibition Howard participated was at his age of 5.  His artist gene continues and has subtly transformed his creation from painting to photography in his day-to-day life, while he is traveling, at events or simply at the dining table.  His photos were accepted in FIAP/PSA patronage salons in Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Serbia, Slovakia, Sri Lanka and Switzerland.  He is a permanent member of the Photographic Society of Hong Kong.  He is also the designer of our products at the Society6 community.  During his leisure time, to keep up with the e-sports trend, he runs a Youtube gaming channel.

Howard is also a MBA holder with focus on marketing.  His MBA experiences cover Hong Kong (HKUST) and UK (Manchester Business School).  He had won several marketing competitions during his MBA period in HK and UK.  He is also a computer engineering graduate, that gives him an advantage on learning quickly on today’s fast changing technology world.  He has close to 20 years of multinational company experience covering global, regional and country roles.  Domain areas include business transformation, retail customers business, business intelligence, operations, and information technology.


Mrs. Ann Wong Portrait

Mrs. Ann Wong practiced sketching at the Hong Kong Academy of Fine Arts in the early days.  She then continued to further her practice into areas of meticulous (gongbi), ink and wash, and western painting.  Her masters include renowned artists Ms. Bukuk Choi, Mr. Lam Wu Fui, and Mr. Chan Siu-min.  For over 10 years, Mrs. Ann Wong has been using her time to educate children painting, calligraphy and other art forms.  Our painting products at Society6 includes the work of Ann.


Howard’s photographic work accepted by international salons

Ireland – 4th Cork International Salon of Photography

Night walk at Louvre

Serbia – Belgrade Photo Autumn

The boat ride

Canada – 123rd Toronto International Salon of Photography

and  Sri Lanka – PSSL 61st Annual International Competition and Exhibition


Slovakia – Bardaf International Exhibition

and  Belgium – International Sillian Organisation

The show

Belgium – International Sillian Organisation

The last stream of daylight

Serbia – Through the Viewfinder


Switzerland – 3rd International Salon of Photography “Photo Artist”

Nice afternoon walk

Serbia – Belgrade Photo Autumn

Night Louvre