About Us

Who We Are?

Primer Designs is a full-service web design and development firm based in Hong Kong. Our executive team is headed by Michael Park and McConnell Wade

CEO

Michael Park is a New Yorker who has studied and worked in France, China, Korea, Hong Kong, and Thailand. He received his bachelors degree in 2008 from the University of Pennsylvania in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. During this time, he studied and worked abroad in Shanghai and Seoul.

After undergrad, he completed an intensive international masters program in environmental policy, management, and engineering. He graduated in 2010 with a Masters of Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and Post-Masters degrees in International Environmental Management and Environmental Engineering from Mines ParisTech and Tsinghua University, respectively.

Upon completion of an apprenticeship with ERM Korea, he launched Career Hack, a company with products and services for young expatriate professionals seeking job placement in Asia.

Since January 2012 Michael has been working as a business developer for Primer Designs.

Michael is a native English speaker and speaks Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and French.

CTO

With over 8 years of design and development experience, McConnell Wade has been actively working in tech since starting his first internet marketing company at age 17. The company was responsible for marketing and lead generation for major United States educational and financial institutions. Shortly after exiting the marketing space, McConnell began to consult several tech startups in major cities all over the world.

As of 2012, McConnell has held the position of lead developer and Chief Technical Officer at Primer Designs where he oversees design/development of major web and mobile technologies for a growing list of clients.

McConnell is also a native English speaker with professional working proficiency in French and elementary proficiency in Japanese.

The Team
Michael Park

CEO / Business Development

McConnell Wade

CTO / Lead Developer

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