Awards & Features

Academic Achievements:

Republic Polytechnic, School Technology for The Arts – Diploma in Design for Interactivity (2007-2010)
2007-2008 (AY) : Academic Roll of Honors for AY07/08 Semester II
2008-2009 (AY) : Best of Show Performance (Advertising Concepts T307 Module) (13 AUG 08’)
2008-2009 (AY) : Awarded Diploma Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement (31 OCT 09’)
2009-2010 (AY) : Awarded Diploma Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement (12 MAY 10’)
2009-2010 (AY) : Awarded Module Prize for Excellent Academic Performace in FYP (12 May 10’)
2010 : Graduated Top of the Class for Diploma in Design For Interactivity
2010 : Recognised by Design Singapore Council as Top 3% of Graduating Design Tertiary Student
2010 : Awarded Excellent Academic Achievement at Polytechnic Diploma Level (AKM) (25 SEPT 10’)

University of the Arts London – BA(Hons) Interaction Design Arts (2014-2016)
2014 : Awarded Prestigious Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award 2014, Distinction (Minister Award)
2016 : Graduated with First Class Honors, BA(Hons) Interaction Design Arts, University of the Arts London
2016 : Awarded Excellent Academic Achievement at University Level (AKM) (24 Sept 16′)

Career Experience/Achievements:

Employer: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
Position: Experience Designer/Researcher (Experience Design Studio)
Duration: 2012-2014

2012 : Project Core Team in redesigning Sentosa Mobility Experience (Space and Processes)
2013 : Project Team in designing Singapore Exchange (SGX) Workplace Strategy
2013 : Project Core Team in designing SaladStop! Brand Story and Store (Space) Experience
2013 : Project Team in designing Singapore Botanic Gardens Outlets (Space and Processes)
2013 : Project Core Team in designing Bettr Barista Coffee Academy (Space) and Brand Story Experience
2014 : Project Core Team in designing the new Singapore State Courts Experience (Processes)
2014 : Awarded Singapore Good Design Mark for SaladStop! Project
2014 : Architect/Designer in Residence in Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
2014 : Guest lecturer at De La Salle-College of St Benilde in Manila, Philippines
2015 : Nominated President’s Design Award 2015 for Singapore Exchange (SGX) Project

Design Says Hello:

2010 : Founded Design Says Hello Est. 2010 (www.designsayshello.com)
2010 : Filmed & Directed ‘Design Says Hello’ documentary independently
2013 : Screened Design Says Hello’s ‘ART//DESIGN’ Official trailer in Republic Polytechnic
2015 : Nominated Singapore’s Outstanding Enterprise Award 2015 (Design Says Hello)

Talks/Conferences:

2013 : Alumni speaker,‘Pecha Kulcha’ on Design at Republic Polytechnic to inspire fellow juniors
2013 : Alumni speaker back at Montfort Secondary School
2014 : Speaker at User Experience Singapore Anniversary, Microsoft
2014 : Speaker at Singapore Design Business Summit 2014, National Design Centre, SDW 14′
2016 : Speaker at Singapore Design Week 16′, National Design Centre
2016 : Speaker “Humanitarian Design: Using Design to Address Social Issues”, High Commission London
2016 : Alumni speaker at Republic Polytechnic (26 Oct)

Media Release/Features/Exhibitions:

2009 : Featured in HYPE Magazine Issue 29 Arts Section

2010 : Featured in Graduation Year Book School Technology for the Arts – Outstanding Graduate
2010 : Featured at the Portfolio Show for Young Designer 2010 organised by the DesignSingapore Council
2010 : Designed Therese WH Shak’s Lifelong Learning Education Book cover (Released worldwide)
2010 : Featured in Design Sojourn
2010 : Featured in RCGNTN

2011 : ‘Design Says Hello’ was aired on OKTO Channel (Oct)

2012 : Design Says Hello’s ‘ART//DESIGN’ Official Trailer featured in Culturepush

2013 : Featured in JUICE Magazine November Issue (Design Says Hello)
2013 : Featured in Abstract Online Magazine

2014 : Featured on air Channel News Asia (CNA) (18 Oct)
2014 : Featured in local newspaper Berita Harian for the Goh Chok Tong Award (19 Oct)

2015 : Featured in AFTERGLOBE Magazine No°2 Seasons 2015 (p34-39)
2015 : Featured in MATTER, Field-tested Article (25 May)
2015 : Photograph ‘JUFFS’ bought by University of the Arts London. On display in Sketch House, London
2015 : Exhibited interactive installation ‘Cosmic Octave’ in London, Science Museum (15 Dec)
2015 : Featured in UAL Blog, for the work ‘Cosmic Octave’ in London, Science Museum (17 Dec)

2016 : Featured in Culturepush, for the work ‘Haptic Vest’ (29 May)
2016 : Featured in HYPEQUIVA “5 Lesser Known Singaporeans You Should Be Proud Of” (02 June)
2016 : Featured in FERAL Magazine 02: TRIBE (02 June)
2016 : Featured in Resonate (18 Aug)
2016 : Featured in “Interaction Design students take part in SG and LDN Design Festivals” (23 Aug)

2017 : Featured in Shentonista,”Striking A Chord” (23 Jan)
2017 : Featured in Nook Mag for film project D# (27 Feb)
2017 : Featured on air Lush99.5FM for D# exhibition (4 Mar)
2017 : Featured as part of Design Trails 2017 (11 Mar)
2017 : Featured in Culturepush for film project D# (22 July)
2017 : Featured in Bandwagon for film project D# (26 July)
2017 : Featured in Hive Life for film project D# (3 Aug)

Others:

2009 : Presented Outstanding Contribution & Dedication Award, Project Service Learning Trip Cambodia
2012 : Awarded Best Soldier of the Month (JAN 12’), Singapore Armed Forces (2010-2012)