Who We Are

Headquartered at the heart of Asia, victionary connects visions of both sides of the world. A champion of creativity, victionary books explore design in all its aspects. From graphic design to pure visual delights to innovative works of fashion, architecture and product design, we present strong, current and original concepts with fresh perspectives to inspire the next. This passion is matched by the latest printing techniques and quality book design well recognised by the industry. Keen to push the boundaries, the victionary team has grown from producing design publications to creating a broader array of themed collections, art prints, travel guides and children’s reads and games.

Founded by Victor Cheung, viction workshop ltd. holds a leading role in design book publishing globally with its established brand victionary wooed by creative grown-ups and VICTION VICTION that fascinates curious young minds. Since 2001, the publisher has produced over 100 books and will continue to draw the best from the creative world.

What We Do

Publishing and book design has been at the core of our creative pursuit. Since 2001, we have produced over a hundred publications and design references noted for their progressively high standards in visual and editorial direction that excites the industry at international level. We believe thoughtful details in book design illustrate real quality and thus, our endeavour to explore new printing techniques, materials and applications is constantly a work in progress. Our expertise in publishing and creative collaborations complete the equation that essentially leads to consistently proven results. In addition, viction workshop also provides wide-ranging production and design services around visual communication and books that specially emphasise visual impact and touch.

We welcome book ideas at all times. Our distribution network covers the world, spanning from the Asia-Pacific region to Europe and the Americas.

General Enquiry

For general and company enquiries, find us at:

viction:workshop limited
Unit C, 7th Floor, Seabright Plaza,
9-23 Shell Street,
North Point, Hong Kong

Phone: +852 2877 0281
Fax: +852 2571 8478

Other Contact Details

For general enquiries or book proposals,
please contact: we@victionary.com

For press enquiries,
please contact: press@victionary.com

For editorial submissions,
please contact: submit@victionary.com

For newsletter subscriptions & order enquiries, please refer to Shipping Information or contact: enquiry@victionary.com

Press

We supply write-ups and press images of our latest and popular titles for press coverage. Package includes wide shots and close-ups of book cover and inner spreads that suit both print media (no less than 3,000 pixels in width) and electronic press (no less than 1,500 pixels in width). If you wish to acquire these materials, please do not hesitate to contact: press@victionary.com

While we wish for PDF clippings (including covers for print media) for our reference and sharing on our social network, we appreciate any form of notifications if our work appears in your magazine or blog.

Editorial Submissions

We lay eyes on original graphic solutions and are always in search of new names as much as book ideas. If you wish to participate in viction:ary’s future titles, get in touch with your professional website or a PDF portfolio (max. 5MB) at submit@victionary.com

Do not forget to keep us updated by adding us to your news subscription list!

Distribution Details

Victionary and Viction-Viction books are distributed throughtout the world (outside North America) by Thames & Hudson Ltd.

Thames & Hudson Ltd Head Office
181A High Holborn London WC1V 7QX
T: +44 (0) 20 7845 5000
F: +44 (0) 20 7845 5050
www.thamesandhudson.com

Sales and Marketing Department
T: +44 (0) 20 7845 5055
E: sales@ thamesandhudson.co.uk
E: exportsales@thamesandhudson.co.uk

For North America please contact:

Gingko Press Inc.
1321 Fifth Street Berkeley, CA 94710
T: (510) 898 1195 F (510) 898 1196
E: books@gingkopress.com
www.gingkopress.com

Join Our Team

Join our team if you are keen on design and publishing. Our success is the fruit of the concerted effort by a dedicated team and freelancers. Designers and editors will contribute to viction:ary’s production on all aspects, from research to editorial execution. We offer 5-day work with attractive salary and benefits package to right talents.

Applicants of design posts, please send us your CV and portfolio to workdesign@victionary.com.

Applicants of editorial posts, please send us your CV, availability, salary history, expected salary and at least 2 work samples to work@victionary.com.

All information provided will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purposes. We offer 5 days work week and excellent prospects for the right candidate. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

1. Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator serves as the focal point between viction:ary and creative makers and freelancers worldwide on the company’s in-house or client projects. Working closely with editorial and design teams, the role will involve managing the delivery of quality book projects and and enforcing deadlines.

Responsibilities:
– Source and research engaging design topics
– Ensure solid progress in copyright clearance and material procurement for publication
– Liaise with designers, visual artists and agencies worldwide for project contribution and collaborations
– Check and coordinate timescales and resources for publication
– Write effective project brief, invitations and run content for victionary’s social media platforms
– Update company’s online portfolio

Requirements / Qualifications:
– Keen interest in graphic design and developing a career in publishing
– Excellent organisational and communication skills to articulate instructions and establish performance criteria in clarity and with elegance, verbal and written, in both Cantonese/Chinese and English, internally to management and externally to creative individuals at an international level
– Proficiency in a third language is desirable but not prerequisite
– Resourceful problem-solving skills, with good judgement and awareness of international design and publishing trends
– Degree holder with a minimum of three years’ of experience in publishing, media, project management or client service, preferably in design-related businesses
– Responsible team player who can also work independently under pressure to meet deadlines
– Based and eligible to work in Hong Kong

2. Art Director / Graphic Designer

Art director/Graphic designer shall handle printing, editorial and book design in particular for publications on graphic arts and design, assist in realising and initiating in-house design projects including ad-hoc commissions and source design projects for in-house publications

Requirements / Qualifications:
– University graduate in graphic / visual communication design or related disciplines
– Minimum 2 years (Designer) 5 years (AD) relevant work experience – Sharp design sense of graphic arts trends, typography and printing knowledge
– Possess strong interest in print and book design
– Highly self-motivated, self-supervising and multi-tasking abilities to manage a diversity of projects with tight schedules and deadlines
– Good team player and with excellent communication skills
– Good written and spoken English and Chinese – Proficient in Mac platform and excellent skills in using major design software.
– Good knowledge in web design and Flash Action Script or 3D application is a plus
– Based in Hong Kong

3. Assistant Editor

The post holder is responsible for topic research, sourcing, editorial development and key communications for the publishing and promotion of victionary books both online and offline. Assistant Editor will report to the Creative Director and Editor and undertake general editorial duties.

Responsibilities:
– Write, translate, edit and proofread editorial content and press release
– Correspond with local and overseas counterparts and designers to ensure collaborative projects can be published on schedule
– Source design works and propose feasible topics for publishing

Requirements / Qualifications:
– University degree
– Minimum 3 years of proven experience in news and feature writing for English design or lifestyle publications
– Passion for design and awareness of creative and publishing trends
– Good connection with the global creative industry is an advantage
– Competence in English and Cantonese, both spoken and written
– Ability to handle multiple tasks quickly, accurately and independently
– Based and eligible to work in Hong Kong

4. Freelance writers, editors and photographers

viction:ary is seeking creative minds with good design sensibilities for CITIx60. Editorial positions include design and lifestyle writers, editors, and translators with competence in English and an additional language, preferably Japanese, Korean, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, etc. Other opportunities are lifestyle photographers and co-curators preferably with a strong network in the creative field. Actual tasks and requirements vary with job. Suitable candidates should be sensible to details with good time management skills.

Interested parties please introduce yourself with work samples at work@victionary.com, indicating “Freelancing opportunities for CITIx60” and the relevant position in the subject line.

Shipping & Handling

Free shipping is available for any purchase from Hong Kong.

For international orders, we offer door delivery at tailored rates by destination*. Free worldwide shipping is available for purchases over USD200 except for selected countries** due to high shipping cost. Please contact us at enquiry@victionary.com for more details.

Transit Period

Hong Kong: 1-2 business days*
Most parts of Europe, Asia and the USA: 3-4 business days*
Rest of the world: 5-10 business days*

*Orders completed Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) are dispatched from our Hong Kong office within the next two business days. We use courier services by TNT, or by Royale International to specific countries. Local orders are delivered by S.F. Express. Transit times above are provided by respective courier/shipment service provider and are not necessarily guaranteed. Import duties or taxes may be applicable, and customs delays may occur regardless. If you do not receive your order within suggested transit times, kindly contact us for assistance.

*Depending on your location and the actual pricing of service, deliveries might take longer than stated above and additional costs may be incurred.

**These locations include but are not limited to Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Iran, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Serbia and South Africa.

Payment Information

Payment can be made through paypal or by credit card. All credit/debit cardholders are subject to validation checks and authorisation by the card issuer. These checks are performed electronically but in some circumstances we may have to acquire additional information from the cardholder to proceed with the transaction. If the issuer of your payment card refuses to or does not, for any reason, authorise payment to us, we may put the transaction on hold until payment is sorted out.

Order Confirmation

You will receive an email confirmation of your order shortly after placing an order. If we are unable to fulfil your order due to availability or any other difficulties you will be refunded for the unavailable item.

*Please ensure you have read through our Terms and Conditions before purchase.

Stockist

viction:ary books are stocked
by numerous bookshops worldwide, and our list only contains the major ones. For information about your nearest viction:ary book retailers, carry our books or recommend a viction:ary stockist to add to the list, kindly contact us at enquiry@victionary.com.

Brisbane, Australia
Folio Books
Queensland Art Gallery/GOMA Bookstores

Canberra, Australia
Portrait Gallery Store
Paperchain Bookshop

Hobart, Australia
Fullers Bookshop

Melbourne, Australia
Avenue Bookstore
Happy Valley
Metropolis Books
Readings Bookshops

Perth, Australia
Boffins Bookshop
Crow Books
Planet Books

Sydney, Australia
Ariel Books
Beautiful Pages
Kinokuniya
Published Art

Beijing, China
TrendsLounge (時尚廊)

Shanghai, China
Point To Life

Hong Kong, China
Eslite
Establo
Hong Kong Book Centre Ltd
Kelly & Walsh Ltd
Kubrick
MATTER MATTERS
MUJI
Point To Life
Swindon Book Co Ltd

Hokkaido, Japan
Coach&Four
Kinokuniya
Junkudo

Kyoto, Japan
Junkudo

Tokyo, Japan
Aoyama Book Center
BOOK1st
Daikanyama T-SITE

Singapore
Kinokuniya

Brussels, Belgium
Copyright Bookshop
Filigranes
Sterling Books

Paris, France
Artazart

Berlin, Germany
Pro qm

Hamburg, Germany
Human Empire Shop

Amsterdam, the Netherlands
MENDO

Barcelona, Spain
La Central
LORING Art

Leeds, United Kingdom
Colours May Vary

London, United Kingdom
Design Museum Shop
Magma Books
MATERIAL BOOKS/ART

New York, USA
Barnes & Noble
McNally Jackson
Strand Bookstore
Urban Outfitters
WORD

Portland, USA
Barnes & Noble
Annie Bloom’s Books
Powell’s City of Books

Privacy Policy

All information collected in connection with Site users’ registration in and use of the internet shop under the domain of www.victionary.com (“the Site”) is treated as confidential by viction workshop ltd (“Shop”). Although Users are not obliged to provide the information and/or data as requested on the Site, Shop will not be able to render certain services on the Site in the event that Users fail to do so. Shop’s purposes for collection of the information and data on the Site include but not limited to: (a) the daily operation of the services provided to Users; (b) the regular provision of newsletters; and (c) communications regarding administrative notices, and enquiries, requests and complaints from Users.

Any personal information obtained (name, telephone number, postal and e-mail address, etc.) will only be made know to third parties for the purposes of either fulfilling any contract closed, for accounting/payment purposes or in the event that you shall have prior approved any party to whom such personal data is to be made know, unless if Shop is under a duty and/or obligation to disclose such information.

Privacy policies only apply to Shop and Site. Site may contain links to and from the websites of Shop’s partner networks, advertisers and other third parties which conduct separate privacy policies. Should Site users follow any links to any of these websites, Shop does not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss caused outside Shop and Site.

Site users have the right to withdraw and revoke your agreement to the above at any time. The notice of withdrawal is to be forwarded to: we@victionary.com, or to viction workshop ltd, 7C Seabright Plaza, 9-23 Shell Street, North Point, Hong Kong.

Terms and Conditions

1 General
The following General Terms and Conditions of Business shall be valid for the entire business relationship between viction workshop ltd (“Shop”) and the purchasing person (“Orderer”) regarding the online shop under the domain of www.victionary.com (“the Site”).

Changes to Shop’s Terms and Conditions are made from time to time, and Orderer’s continued use of our website following any change shall be deemed as Orderer’s acceptance of such change. It is the Orderer’s responsibility to read Terms and Conditions carefully before accepting them and regularly check Terms and Conditions for changes.

2 Delivery and Consignment
The item will be delivered from Shop to the address which Orderer provided in his/her order if not agreed otherwise. Any information in connection with the period required for delivery is without guarantee unless Shop has expressly assured a certain date of delivery to Orderer.

This limitation of liability shall apply also for our employees, representatives and any person employed by Shop in the performance its obligations, excluding circumstances where such loss or damage is not a reasonably foreseeable result of any breach of duty of care; any increase in loss or damage results from breach by Orderer of any of these Terms and Conditions; or such loss or damage relates to any business or non-consumer loss or damage including, without limitation lost data, lost profits and business interruptions.

If an error is discovered in the price of the item(s) Orderer has ordered, Shop will inform Orderer and issue a full refund as soon as possible. Shop shall be under no obligation to fulfil an order for an item which was advertised at an incorrect price, if the item(s) has been charged and not despatched Shop will cancel and refund respective orders.

Although Shop aims to keep all details, descriptions and prices of products appearing on Site as up-to-date as possible, Shop does not guarantee the information (including product descriptions) always reflect its exact position at point of order. Shop also reserves the right to alter prices to take into account forces beyond Shop’s control (e.g. currency fluctuations) without prior notice.

Shop reserves the right to withdraw any products from Site at any given time and/or remove or edit any materials or content on Site. Note that availability, conditions, dates and prices may change from time to time without prior notice. The Orderer should check those prior to making a purchase.

3 Payment
Payment transaction can be made in US Dollars ($/USD), Pound Sterling (£/GBP), Euro (€/EUR) and Hong Kong Dollars ($/HKD). Orderer may choose a currency from top menu to change the price displayed.

All offers on this internet site are not binding and are without commitment. In each case a valid contract shall only result and become effective by Shop’s written confirmation of the order through e-mail, by mail or at the latest when Shop performs the order. With regard to an ordered product which is not set out in the confirmation order no sales contract, shall be deemed to have been closed with regard to. The amounts payable mentioned in such confirmation notice is/are due with the receipt of said confirmation.

Payment can only be made through Orderer’s Paypal account or credit card, an invoice purchase is not possible. All purchases made on Site are final and non-refundable in case of sub paragraph 2.

If Orderer defaults with payment of an order Shop is entitled to withhold further orders, Shop will not be in default of delivery in such event. It is not necessary that Shop expressly exercises announces its said right to so withhold orders.

4 Packaging and Shipment
Shop will package the item according to custom and usage.

Shop is entitled to chose route and means of transport if not otherwise expressly agreed with Orderer. As a rule, international shipment will be done by TNT or Royale International, and local shipment by S.F. Express.

Postage will be charged for each purchase on top of nominal or discounted unit price. Postage differs by destination. Additional postage might be charged for orders from new locations not recognised in the online system at the time of the order. Shop will take all reasonable care to ensure goods and/or products are delivered in their original conditions but is not liable for any damages of the good or/and product caused once it leaves Shop’s warehouse and/or during the course of delivery made by contractor courier.

5 Reservation of Title
The product delivered remains our property (reserved product) until full payment of all (including future) claims resulting from our contractual relationship with the Orderer; included in these claims are also conditional as well as claims which have been included by us in a current account. Extended reservation of title is hereby granted to us so that any and all claims resulting from a resale are hereby transferred to us in the amount required to cover our own claim.

In the event that the Orderer should be in default of payment, it is obliged, upon Shop’s and/or its affiliates demand, to allow us to repossess the reserved product still in Orderer’s possession, to provide Shop with a detailed list of the said product(s), to isolate the applicable product(s) and to return/transfer same to us.

6 Liability for Defaults
The item will be delivered with the characteristics and quality which are customary for manufacturer at the time of delivery, if this is reasonable for Orderer in consideration of Shop’s interests.

A certain qualities shall only deemed to be assured if Shop and Orderer agrees same in writing.
Shop is not liable if any delivered item which might infringe foreign copyrights or other foreign industrial property rights of third parties.

Orderer is obliged to check the delivered item after receipt to verify if same is free from faults. Orderer is obliged to notify Shop in writing within 7 (seven) working days after receipt of the item if the item is apparently faulty. This written notice must contain the exact description of the default and the order number. To proof that notification shall have been sent in due time shall be the date of postmark or any other provable date specification.

In case that a purchased item is faulty, Orderer shall be entitled to ask for supplementary/complementary performance. Diminution shall be excluded. Any further claims of Orderer shall be excluded if not otherwise mentioned below.

If you are uncertain as to your rights, please forward your enquiries to we@victionary.com, or to viction:workshop ltd., 7C Seabright Plaza, 9-23 Shell Street, North Point, Hong Kong.