Freelance Creative | Artephic
Ms Chan graduated from Loughborough University with Honours in Graphic Communication. She is a purveyor of very, very pretty design, passionate about her work and an ambassador of creating arresting print and intuitive interactive projects. A MAD School Alumnus herself, she eases into the role of an informed and relevant lecturer to students.
Social Media & PR Strategist | Ideamart
Andrew Chow is a passionate social media and public relatiions strategist, entrepreneur, speaker, and author of Social Media 247. Based in Singapore, hiis insights into social media strategy, public relatiions, and entrepreneurship have made him a choice selection of workshops and speaking engagements across Asia. His mission is to educate professionals on how to leverage social channels for tangible results.
Creative Director | Grafichaus Intermeidia, LLP
Andrew graduated in 2001 with a B.A. (Hons) in Graphic Design from the renowned Art Institute of Colorado, Denver in the USA, with exceptional grades. Scoring straight 'A's for the modules that he read, Andrew added a string of awards under his belt during his years of education to top off a litany of scholarships and multiple instances of Dean's List and President's Excellence List recognition.
Co-Founder & Principal Consultant | Branch
Adrian Koh is the Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Branch, a business consultancy working with fast-growing startups and SMEs. With more than 10 years of experience in marketing, public relations, and business development, Adrian has developed award-winning campaigns for both MNCs and SMEs alike.
Creative Director | JWT Always
Previously an Art Director at Ogilvy & Mather, Andy is the current Co-Founder/Creative Director of Three Collective Pte Ltd, an enterprise that provides thoughtful solutions for their clients in the area of Product Development, Packaging Design and Art Direction and Design Services. He is also a winner of the prestigious D&AD Yellow Pencil Award, along with 4 silvers at the 2012 Crowbar Awards.
Talent Development & Management Consultant/Trainer
Angela Is An Advertising/Marketing Veteran With 20 Years Of Experience. She Has Been In A Leadership Position For A Decade With Proven Business Results And Strong Team Management Skills. She Comes With A Wealth Of Extensive Experience, Having Been Well Expose 360 Degree In The Marketing Industry From Advertising Agencies, Media Vendor (As A Publisher) To Marketer/Client’s Roles.
Commercial Photographer | Barry Seah Photography
Barry is a member of the Professional Photographers Association (Singapore). As a lead photographer in commercial and photography works, he is featured as one of the Canon EOS Professionals in commercial photography and was also the official photographer for Singapore Manhunt 2013, covering the event shots and portraits of the winners/sponsors. With his knowledge of photography equipment in and out of the studio, Barry also conducts tutorial workshops on hands-on photography, as well as branding talks.
Founder & Chief Community Builder | Startup Asia Women Community
Christina is an experienced consultant, trainer and coach with solid senior executive management experience. Christina brings with her more than 25 years of executive management, marketing, business and human development in the IT, Internet, mobile, fashion and skincare industry.
Senior Designer & Photographer | Creative Eateries Pte Ltd
Colin Lee’s 1st foray into graphic design was as a freelance designer in 2003; designing brochures and flyers. That was also when his love for photography developed and he started honing his skills for photography while on his job assignments After that, he made a commitment to delve into the industry, accepting a wide range of assignments and increasing the breadth of his experience.
Creative Director | Kingsfield-Asia Group of Companies
She graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1995 with a Diploma in Graphic Design and worked for three years with a local design house working on book publications and marketing collaterals. In 2000, she obtained Bachelor of Arts (Design) with merit from Curtin University, Australia. Thereafter, she worked in Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and was promoted to the appointment of Art Director.
Cristobel Robert Hector Ruiz
Founder & Creative Storyteller | Frame 316
Robert is a creative technical ideator who uses current technology to his leverage in creating meaningful media. Robert has 12 years of experience in the creative industry from the web to print design and most recently through video. He has worked for South East Asian based organizations such as International Worship Institute Asia, Asian for Christ Movement, (AMEMA) Asia, Middle East, Micronesia & African region of his home church, Huper International, Malaya Kids Ministries, JIL Church Worldwide, ONE Singapore and also worked with US-based organization Raise Up Children Against Poverty.
Principal Creative Consultant | Elefant Creative Director
Eugene M Chen has over 13 years of professional experience as Creative Director at various creative agencies. He currently runs his own boutique creative consultancy Elefant and is an associate creative director at RBW Advertising. Over the years he has developed numerous brand identity and systems as well as branding and marketing campaigns. Some projects and clients include the inaugural Asian Youth Games held in Singapore, SIA, Bintan Resorts, Citibank, NTUC Club, Li-Ning Singapore Open, Yeos, The Select Group & Sorci-age by Wacoal.
Regional Head of Education | Samsung Electronics
Mr Khoo is an experienced enterprise solution sales, business development, regional channel development professional with more than 15 years of sales, marketing and management experience in the education and IT services management industry. He has a proven track record in delivering business results and improvements that strengthen the sustainable growth of businesses.
Creative Director | Pencil
Mr Muhammad Hairul graduated from Loughborough University with honours in Graphic Communication. He espouses the belief that graphic design is about visual problem solving, and meeting the needs of the client. He will not teach students how to make something look cool, he will, however, teach the students how to sell a product or an idea visually in a captivating way. Mr Hairul intends to compel students to understand the heavy responsibility of the designer to do justice towards their design, their passion and most importantly to themselves.
MBA | Berlin School of Creative Leadership
Worked thru-the-line as Creative Director and Sr Creative for integrated agencies in Sydney, London and Singapore. Agency experience includes the likes of Ogilvy, DDB, Euro RSCG, Sapient Nitro, Iris, TPG, Squake, Maverick, Donor Cardwell Hawkins, etc.
Marketing & Strategy Consultant
Jason has more than 26 years of best practice in cross-disciplinary brand experience and marketing as an innovative leader at major brand agencies. He has a keen sense in strategic approach, identifying business opportunities, improving productivity, efficiency and driving World Class work, this flexible and unique talent in him helps create and enhance the process of commercializing and monetizing on business designs.
Senior Manager | Ministry of Communications & Information
Jensen is equipped with more than 20 years of working experience and has 18 years of experience in media productions, in areas of video productions skills and technical skills for broadcast engineering. He is also involved in numerous video contents productions, as the role of a producer, cameraperson and editor, and has produced many educational videos, corporate videos, TVC, communication videos, instructional videos, promotional videos, and events, etc. He also has a passion for teaching and has more than 5 years of teaching experience in various institutes like the Air-force School, Temasek Poly and Pathlight School, emphasized towards video modules like video editing, filming, multi-cam productions and content development, etc.
National Geographic Award-Winning Nature & Wildlife Photographer
Jayaprakash Bojan is a National Geographic Award winning Nature and wildlife photographer, After 18 years with the corporate world, he decided to quit and pursue his passion for travel and nature/wildlife photography. He is the grand prize title winner of the National Geographic nature photographer of the year 2017, Winner of the Singapore wildlife photographer of the year 2017 and several other international awards over the years.
Johanna Esther Tay
Evangelist | Asia Law Network
Johanna Tay has an addiction for learning which was not so evident during her years of milling around the English Language Department of the National University of Singapore. Since graduation, she has worked in both private and public education institutes in Singapore and overseas and has taught a wide range of topics including academic writing & research, argumentative & persuasion skills, public relations strategies & practices and marketing.
Design Director | Chemistry (Singapore)
Justin Ong is a Singaporean photographer and alumni of the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography. Justin first discovered his fascination for cultural journalism during the weeks he spent living amongst people within the intricate alleyways of the Jakarta slums: His love for photojournalism and adventure led his work to grace the cover of Asian Geographic and features in numerous other publications such acquire, The GIST, Buro 24/7. In 2016, Leica hosted Justin's first solo show in Singapore, "Visions" Visions featured his journalistic work around Asia, from the regimented isolation of North Korea to the glorious mountains of Indonesia. Professionally, Justin juggles being a freelance commercial photographer and a photojournalist as well as an adjunct lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic where he first realised his love for still images, over a decade ago.
Design Director | Chemistry (Singapore)
Born and raised in Vienna Austria, Karin moved on to live, study and work in Rotterdam, Berlin, London, Zurich and Tokyo. At the moment she is based in Singapore. Her work is located between graphic design and illustration with a strong interest in visual storytelling and collaboration as well as human centred design. Karin has been working as a designer for international renown companies such as IDEO, KesselsKramer or O.M.A. As a freelance illustrator she has been able to establish a wide range of international clients like NOKIA, HP, IDEO, National University of Singapore to name just a few.
Academic Director | M.A.D. School
As M.A.D. School’s Academic Director, Kenji has accumulated more than 10 years of professional teaching experience as a design educator and 20 years of relevant job experiences as a creative practitioner in the graphic design, branding, advertising, packaging, publishing and printing industries.
Kelly Marcus Tracy
Director / Producer
Marcus Kelly holds a Technician Diploma from Singapore Polytechnic as well as Certificates in Advertising, Media, Production, Copy-writing and Design & Presentation. He has more than 25 years of total “hands-on” experience in film and broadcast television production, mostly as a Film Director with major film production houses in the region, also as Executive Producer with MediaCorp. He has extensive experience with industry-wide exposure in the region (Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia); specializing in directing on film & digital video for TV broadcast, corporate marketing, web, etc. He has won a 4 A’s Awards of Best Copy-writing, Design & Presentation. Currently a freelancer (Director/ Producer) of TV Programmes, TV Commercials, Corp & Web Videos, Show & Events.
Founder | Life Stylist
Ms Kim-Chua is the director of an image and life-styling consultancy in Singapore- WINK! Charisma. She is a professional life coach who specialises in providing non-directional and non-intrusive coaching with a particular focus on helping clients achieve optimum performance in their personal and professional lives. In addition, Kim is also a professional style-coach who specialises in executive styling for Ladies and Men.
Co-Founder | Experience Architect
Having come from an extremely fluid background - sometimes traversing the fourth dimension - Vivienne started as a freelance creative back in the days when the Internet was a brand shiny new toy for the public in Singapore, in the long gone days at the turn of the millennium. Since then, she’s taken on multiple roles across the creative industries, including designing experiences for the users of the State Library of Queensland, Australia, as well as teaching in her alma mater, Queensland University of Technology. With almost 2 decades of experience working in various fields, she’s come to the conclusion that it is high-time she gathered her human resources and start her own outfit.
Koh Soo Peng
Soo is the owner and art director of Nimbus Design, a local design and marketing firm. Since 1995, she has been working in the graphic design, advertising and public relations industries, honing her skills and sharpening her axe. From 2003 to 2007, she worked in Maryland and Washington D.C. (USA) as a freelance graphic designer at HZDG, and then as a lead graphic designer at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide.
Photographer | Mediacorp Pte Ltd
A dedicated and passionate individual, Mark has been in the photography scene for over 7 years. Originally working in an accounting firm, he started his photography journey a decade back and fell in love since. To pursue a career in photography, he gave up on a high-income job and dive into photography by landing himself a photography assistant role in a local giant publishing house — Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Magazines. He built a solid foundation as an assistant and eventually taking on shoots without the need of supervision for title such as Nuyou, her World, Home & Decor, The Peak, etc.
Adjunct Lecturer | Drawing & Painting Instructor
A creative 30-year-old individual who relishes challenges, my varied work experiences in different outlets and companies have given me an amazing outlook and built up my personal character. The many leadership positions that I have undertaken in my career have also broadened my view on issues and given my work and life more colour. I am motivated and passionate when presented with challenges and desire to achieve the best possible result in the work I am tasked to manage.
Illustrator | Visual Artist
Leonard Wee is an active visual arts practitioner on both traditional and digital platforms. He has worked alongside various visual artists and has also shown his work in the galleries of New York. Having based his practice in the local landscape today, he is working towards both a solo and group show in Singapore.
Co-Founder & Creative Director | AM MA Design
Eddie is a practitioner of graphic design for both print and TV broadcast for most of his professional career. Illustrations have always been his biggest passion. He is proficient in not just traditional mediums, but also in computer software as well. After spending more than a decade in the press and magazine industry, he finally took a giant step and ventured into the unknown world of teaching.
Low Siew Thiam
Director | The Residences by Homestead
Siew Thiam began a new career in business education in 1998 after handing over to his sons, operations of Homestead Furniture Pte Ltd which he had built to be the third largest furniture retailer in Singapore. His first lecturing assignment in 1998, was with the Singapore Institute of Management where he conducted lectures in Cross-Cultural Management for students from the Copenhagen Business School who came to Singapore for their summer “school”. In 2000, he was appointed a part-time lecturer by National University of Singapore for the Human Resource Unit of the NUS Business School. Siew Thiam taught every year at NUS HRM Unit until 2009. Siew Thiam has also taught for the University of Wales in Corporate Strategy and International Business at MBA level for UOW’s partnership programme with MDIS.
Matanguihan Elmer Ramos
Creative Director | JWT Always SEA
With over 15 years in the creative business of communication and building dialogues with consumers, branding has become an endearing personal passion for Mr El. He has crossed multiple platforms from advertising, nontraditional marketing, brand activation, shopper marketing & retail design, with a constant, almost crusade-like quest in knowing how the whole business works. He has handled global blue chip accounts; leaders in their respective fields such as Nokia, HP, BMW, Heineken, Nestle, SKII and P&G among others as well as local heroes carving their presence.
Muhammad Suhaimi Bin Pa'At
Design Lecturer & Trainer | Tertiary & Private Institutes
M Suhaimi has over 10 years of professional experience as a creative designer at various creative & printing agencies. He currently helms Photographix (Where Photography meets Design)- creative consultancy and is a creative director at Awakening Arts- an independent Muslim Fashion Boutique.
Matthew Edward Low
Award Winning Photographer | Shots Creation Pte Ltd
Edward’s passion is to inspire, empower and impart his photo-crafting skills and conceptual brand thinking. He believes photography is a language and medium that is powerful to communicate without language or cultural barriers. Photocrafting combine capturing of images and crafting to refine to bring the message out.
Nicholas has been an enthusiastic photographer for over 6 years. He started his interest during a solo backpacking trip to New Zealand, with a borrowed DSLR. Since then he has been bitten by the travel and photography bug. Nicholas left his career in the financial services sector in 2014 to further pursue his photography.
Having worked in various departments within the creative industry, Radhi has a strong understanding of a product life cycle. She got a kickstart in her career with Hansgrohe USA’s marketing department after an internship with them while pursuing her BA in Advertising & Design from The Art Institute of Atlanta. She went on to Savannah College of Art & Design for an MA and then spent a year at IMAGES USA where she worked on the award winning AMTRAK – Trainsportation campaign.
ITE Colleague Central | Bachelor Of Arts With Honours
Mr Goh has accumulated more than 11 years of work experience in the creative industry. His core competencies related to strategic design planning, creative concept development/implementation and account servicing of MNC accounts. Mr Goh has good knowledge across a broad spectrum of industries and various advertising mediums (on-line, above-the-line, below- the-line, outdoor etc).
Graduating with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic, Sam found his true passion after attending a part-time course in Certificate in Basic Graphic Design with Pa-lin Art School. Upon completion of National Service, he decided to pursue his interest in this field full-time by studying and obtaining a Diploma in Graphic Design with Blackburn College (England). After 10 years of working himself silly on jobs like posters, magazine ads, and packaging designs, plus the occasional odd request for shoes/jersey design and shop’s interior concepts, he is still pining for the return of his favourite layout software: Macromedia Freehand.
Teo Chai Guan
Teo officially stepped into the colourful world of advertising in 1997. As a commercial photographer, he specialises in producing conceptual work consisting of still life, portrait, lifestyle and landscape, amongst other genres. His clients include agencies and companies located in Singapore as well as regionally.
Independent Creative Designer
Wendy has over 10 years of working experience as a designer. She started off doing print design and moved on to IXD (interactive design). After doing prints for a number of years, she pursued her further studies in Australia and obtained my Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Animation and Interactive Multimedia. During her stay in Australia, she was also sent on an exchange program in Scotland, which she spent 3 months there studying motion arts. She designs for companies in Singapore and USA, assisting them from brochure design to logo design.
Founding Partner of VSS | Vision Strategy Storytelling Pte Ltd
Yasmine has always had a vision to make the world a better place. She is obsessed with sales and why people hold back from selling and communicating their big ideas to create the impact they desire. During her studies in psychology and integrated marketing communication at American University of Cairo, she directed the expansion of the world's largest student organisation AIESEC into Egypt and the Middle East. Her contribution made her one of the youngest recipients of AIESEC's Top 40 Under 40. Her career then kicked off coordinating multi-million dollar events, before she moved into helping lay the framework for a Fortune 500 Company's buyout of GE Plastics. Also passionate about social impact and empowerment, she has helped raise over $50,000 to support women entrepreneurs in East Timor by competing in the world's toughest mountain bike race and coordinating fundraising efforts.