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Sophia Hotung

Writer • Illustrator • Chronic Illness Speaker

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Sophia Hotung is a Eurasian writer and illustrator from Hong Kong.  She is known for creating digital art that looks like fine art and mixed media, as seen in her The Hong Konger and Choreopolis collections.

Her work has exhibited at Wyndham Social, the Affordable Art Fair, Digital Art Fair Asia, Oi Ling Antiques, and has been featured in the New York Times, Tatler Asia, the South China Morning Post, and Sotheby’s magazine.

Sophia was recently awarded the South China Morning Post’s Spirit of Hong Kong Culture Award, named one of TimeOut Hong Kong’s five Future Shapers, and was named for two consecutive years as one of three finalists in Hong Kong’s American Chamber of Commerce’s Young Changemaker, Women of Influence Awards.


Sophia’s work is based in Hong Kong through her company Pangolin Society. Due to physical limitations from chronic disabilities, she works mostly from bed in San Francisco, while her team executes boots-on-the-ground operation in her hometown of Hong Kong.

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Join the likes of previous clients:

SPCA HK • Playright • K11 ARTUS • Henderson Land Group • NOC Coffee Company • Bookazine • KG GroupVan Cleef & Arpels • Equal Justice • The Women’s Foundation • Hong Kong International Literary Festival • The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra • The Women’s Entrepreneur Network • Barnard College • Singapore International School • USA Rugby • The Mariners Hotel

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Press Clippings

School Talks

Music, literary, and art talks for Hong Kong students aged 3 and up

Previous campus visits

American School • ISF Academy • Canadian International School • Chinese International School • Christian Alliance International School • Harrow International School • Peak School •  Renaissance College • Victoria Shanghai Academy • Wah Yan College

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Charity Collaborations

with Pangolin Society

Earn money through art

Reach out for a free 30-minute consultation outlining your fundraising or awareness-raising needs. We'll identify opportunities and strategies for you to generate revenue through creative projects. Email to get started.

Benefit from direct donations

Refer The Hong Konger to potential buyers. When they mention that you've referred them, you'll benefit from 20% of every sale. You could make up to HK$10,000 for the sale of a Collector's Print. Explore the collection here.

Auction work at your events

Add a limited series artwork to your next charity auction and benefit from half the starting bid, plus any additional money bid on top of that. Every artwork I've ever auctioned with a charity has sold. Learn more about how it works here.

Receive discounted services

I've worked with chariites like the SPCA, Women's Foundation, Equal Justice, HK Phil and more on discounted commissions. Together, we've created art and books that have gone on to generate revenue for these groups. Learn more about commissions here.

What is Pangolin Society?

Pangolin Society is a registered LLC in Hong Kong, founded and managed by Sophia Hotung. It performs boots-on-the-ground operations while Sophia works remotely from San Francisco. Pangolin Society's main functions are to manage, distribute, and license Sophia Hotung's work and services.

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