Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers
31

Wednesday, 31 January

7 9 pm +08

GA Singapore, Spacemob

Level 3, 8 Claymore Hill, Spacemob
Singapore
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers

Brandon Schmittling Photo


User Experience Lead, Huge

Norman Teh Photo


CX/UX Architect, MSD (Merck Sharp & Dohme)

Felicia Yap Photo


Designer, T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Alan Leong Photo


Creative Director, J. Walter Thompson Singapore

Serena Gan Photo


Creative Producer, The Walt Disney Company

31

Wednesday, 31 January

7 9 pm +08

GA Singapore, Spacemob

Level 3, 8 Claymore Hill, Spacemob
Singapore
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

Overview: This inspiring panel event series invites key players in Singapore’s design community to offer a rare insider’s look at how they work and create. From branding to user experience to city planning, panelists will discuss how they approach projects from a design point of view, how design thinking methods help with problem-solving, and much more. Plus, they’ll cover opportunities within the field and their vision for the future of the industry.

Why It Matters: Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives. It affects our morning commute, how we experience websites and apps, and how we communicate with each other. Gaining a better understanding of this universal force will help you see the world and your projects through a fascinating new lens.

Agenda:

  • Check-in & Networking 6:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Panel/Lighting Talks 7:00 - 7:45 pm
  • Q&A and Networking 7:45 - 8:15 pm

Takeaways

Gain practical tips and insight from expert designers on how they’re solving problems through design, and get inspired to take your creativity to the next level.

About the Speakers

Brandon Schmittling Photo

User Experience Lead,
Huge

Brandon is a designer at Huge Singapore and is responsible for leading projects in the user experience department. His enthusiasm for web and interactive technologies as tools for digital innovation is supported by his previous work with Free Range Studios, Weber Shandwick, Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group and WebFirst. Brandon has collaborated with Google, The Gates Foundation, Horangi Cyber Security, USAID, Tides Foundation and ESL Music. He has previously presented at SXSW, guest lectured at AU's Katzen Arts Center and taught at BU's Center for Digital Imaging Arts. He lives in Singapore and enjoys contributing to one of the most vibrant creative environments in Asia. In his free time Brandon enjoys eating ramen, hiking and inventing cocktails.

Norman Teh Photo

CX/UX Architect,
MSD (Merck Sharp & Dohme)

Norman is a UX/CX architect with a decade of experience with agencies, corporate and startups. He currently works at MSD and his practice focuses on customer personalisation, micro-focus user experiences and building modular information architecture platforms.

Prior to MSD he has designed customer-centric experiences for clients like BMW, Nike, Sephora Digital, Wealth-X and many others. Norman represented Malaysia at British Council’s Creative Catalyst Seminar in 2009 and more recently was nominated as an influential young gun for Antalis’s 10-20-30, where 10 pioneer designers selected the next generation of 20 influential young guns under 30 in Malaysia. When not at work, he co-runs a supperclub teaching strangers how to cook and writes on business, culture and customer experiences at medium.com/@normanteh

Felicia Yap Photo

Designer,
T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Digital Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the media industry. Skilled in Illustrations, Graphics, Art Direction, Photography, and Traditional Animation. Strong arts and design professional with a Bachelor's degree (First Class Honors) focused in Fashion Media and Industries from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Alan Leong Photo

Creative Director,
J. Walter Thompson Singapore

As a creative director, Entrepreneur and Innovation leader, Alan has racked over a decade of experience in creative and digital advertising campaign. In more than 13 years of experience, Alan has created award-winning integrated campaigns, platforms and solutions for a wide range of industries including automotive, beauty, technology, aviation, FMCG and finance.

Serena Gan Photo

Creative Producer,
The Walt Disney Company

Storytelling is one of man’s greatest profession. Stories have a way of uniting people because at its core, the greatest ones all possess the same quality — the ability to evoke wonder while still reminding us how it feels like to be human.
As someone with a background in animation, I have dedicated many hours to observing the world around me and I find that even to this age of short attention spans and 6 second videos, good stories have a way of making people stop in their tracks and think.

So, as a budding storyteller myself, I strive to be able to connect people with forms of storytelling that transcends the boundaries of language, nationality and gender. Whether it is through digital platforms with worldwide accessibility, or more immersive mediums like VR, AR or projection mapping.

Presently working for The Walt Disney Company, I have the fantastic opportunity to dive into the digital realm of storytelling through ubiquitous social platforms like Facebook and Instagram while working with the world's most beloved characters and of course, stories.

I am also a great believer in sharing ideas with a people of vastly different backgrounds and experiences in order to have them evolve and spread. So come join me and we can discuss anything and everything under the sun to allow our ideas to take flight!

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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