In 2010, Ziqq Rafit was recognised as Singapore’s Top 3% Graduating Tertiary Design student by Design Singapore Council. His love for Design and his community saw him starting ‘Design Says Hello’ of which can only be described as a movement that is geared towards advocating Design as a catalyst for social change.
During his stint in Ong & Ong’s Experience Design Studio (2012-2014); an architectural firm started by Singapore’s late President Ong Teng Cheong, Ziqq has had experience working in projects related to transport and way finding, to food and hospitality, to workplace strategy and design. Gaining considerable experience working on projects using the Design Thinking methodology to deeply understand user’s needs and translating them into holistic integrated solutions. His professional works bagged the Singapore Good Design Mark Award in 2014 and received a nomination for the esteem President’s Design Award 2015.
Over the years, Ziqq has been featured in numerous articles, magazines, tv, newspaper, both offline and online. He has been invited to speak at numerous talks and events from school to conferences. In 2014 he was awarded with the prestigious Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong’s Distinction Award in recognition of his efforts and potential in the creative industry.
More recently, in spring 2016, he graduated with First Class Honors in BA(Hons) Interaction Design Arts from one of the world’s top 5 leading universities in Art & Design – University of the Arts London.
He is currently a Designer at Foolproof.