Colin joined HOPE Technik in 2013 but his involvement with HOPE Technik’s projects began in 2008 when he was invited to design the first generation of the Tumbler Element – the vehicle that became the company’s flagship firefighting vehicle supporting Singapore’s fire department services. Since then, Colin has gone on to serve as lead product designer for the subsequent three generations of the Tumbler Element as well as for all of HOPE Technik’s emergency response vehicles. On top of managing product designs, Colin also oversees graphic design and handles project management for special projects with architectural components.
Before his tenure at HOPE Technik, Colin spent several years honing his skills in architecture design after graduating from the National University of Singapore with a Master of Architecture, where he was placed on Dean’s list twice and awarded the Ramalingam Gold Medal for distinguished academic performance. While working on various mixed-use, residential and industrial projects in Singapore and China, he actively pursued his interest in vehicle design. His design, the ‘Peugeot Blade’, was shortlisted as one of the top 25 finalists of the prestigious International Peugeot design competition in 2008. He was also the only Singapore representative shortlisted in the competition.
Colin’s design flair is matched with a strong understanding of material characteristics and manufacturing requirements. By working in tandem with the engineering teams, Colin has turned numerous limitations into design opportunities.
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