Tom Schmidt, HKG, Sepia Design
Architect, Writer, Illustrator
Travel Perspectives & Travel Perspectives
How do we experience travel before we go, while we’re there and once we return? Is it possible to travel vicariously through books? Use them to enhance our pre- or post-travel experience? Or is there a greater future of armchair travel?
Tom is an architect offering creative design solutions for the hospitality industry, as well as a writer, illustrator, musician, and stand-up comedian. His wanderlust has carried him through various bumbling adventures in over 70 countries around the world, where sketches of his travel experiences culminated in an award-winning travel book series that seeks to promote environmental and cultural awareness through entertaining mysteries and adventures. He is a licensed US architect, a LEED® Accredited Professional, a founding member of the Hong Kong Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and a member of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI). Born in the U.S., Tom has resided in Hong Kong since 1997 and is the founder of Sepia Design Consultants Limited, an architectural consultancy specializing in sustainable hospitality design.