Jo Kotas Freelance
10 February 2011
This Singaporean design outfit has a great deal more than commercial work on the go, as Jo Kotas discovers - it also publishes a free visual arts magazine, runs workshops to nurture local talent and is involved in a showcasing initiative
Wed, 9 Feb 2011
Sean Lam has been making digital waves in Singapore’s creative industry for more than 12 years. This is quite a feat in a country that has only truly begun to embrace art and design in the past five years. Lam’s childhood love of electronic games sparked his passion for the pixel, and when interaction design was offered as a course at Tamasek Polytechnic, Sean embraced the opportunity with both hands. When he graduated in 1998, the CD Rom market was on its way out, while the Internet ...
Wed, 9 Feb 2011
Kelley Cheng has been described by her peers as a ‘tour de force of Singaporean creativity’. A three-time Society of Publishers Asia award-winning editor and creative director, Kelley is also a published author whose coffee table books have appeared in ten languages. In addition she is a self-proclaimed pop culture junkie, who abandoned her architecture degree to become a full-time writer and photographer for ID magazine. Her subsequent 12 years in the industry has seen her publish ...
6 January 2011
With its robust economy, benign government support for education and design, and strong cultural links within the UK and the US, Singapore is all set to steal a slice of the consultancy services sector from China and India - and the West. Jo Kotas reports