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Navigating The Pandemic: Your Career in Design

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Event details

Date and Time

20 Oct 2020

06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Location

Zoom Webinar

Event Fee

Free


Stay relevant. Seize opportunities. Start planning for your career in design now!

Calling all young professionals and students from design and non-design disciplines to join us in this important webinar – if you want to survive and thrive in the post-pandemic world. Hear from industry leaders on how the design profession is transforming and learn how you can equip yourself with transdisciplinary skills that are in demand in the new economy.

About the Speakers:

  • Jeff Cheong, President, Tribal Worldwide Asia / Deputy CEO, DDB Group Singapore

Since joining the network in 2009, Jeff has continuously raised the bar for the Omnicom agency, leading it to A-list status for the past 12 years. In 2013, he was named Campaign Asia’s top 40 under 40 and took home Agency Head of the Year 2016 at IAS Hall of Fame. He also clinched Marketing Magazine’s Agency of the Year for three consecutive years. Just this year alone, 8 out of 10 of Jeff's work ranked on Google’s Most-resonated Films leaderboard in Singapore for 2020’s first half. Out of which, “Together, We Can for Gov.sg” reached number 2 for Most-emotionally Engaging Campaign for COVID-19 in the world.

Jeff has a neck for driving large-scaled and complex programmes like the War against Diabetes, the Pioneer Generation and Merdeka Generation Package, and the Singapore Memory Project. Since graduating top of his cohort from Temasek Polytechnic’s Visual Communication, Jeff’s love for continuous education led him to established Equator, DDB's global centre of excellence for innovation with the support of EDB. Equator operates as an in-campus satellite office in Temasek Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic and Hong Kong’s PolyU.

  • Chooake Wongwattanasilpa, Chief Design Officer & Managing Director, DBS Bank

Chooake is the Chief Design Officer, who leads Group Design at DBS Bank to make finance more understandable and actionable for customers. Chooake uses design to solve business problems, improve customer experience, and increase the quality of the products and services. #better-by-design

  • Ryan Han, Assistant Director, Design Practitioner, Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Ryan Han began his career journey as an industrial designer at Creative Technology, where he enjoyed helping to shape its suite of webcams. He went on to develop and teach a design thinking curriculum at the Institute of Technical Education, and helped set up SingHealth’s innovation team before joining DBS as a design coach and practitioner in 2017 to shepherd its digital transformation efforts.

Ryan is now a design practitioner at Wildlife Reserves Singapore and part of the team developing the ambitious mega-nature attraction in the works at Mandai, featuring the new bird park, two new wildlife parks and eco-accommodation.

About the Moderator:

  • Praise Mok, Deputy Chief Executive, ROHEI Corporation

Praise is Deputy Chief Executive at ROHEI, an award-winning learning and development consultancy that has served over 70,000 learners. She leads ROHEI’s transformative and experiential learning design approach. With over 20 years of experience in Learning and Development, Praise has also served as moderator and facilitator in sectoral and national level discussions.

Presented by the DesignSingapore Council, in partnership with SkillsFuture Singapore. Supported by the National Design Centre.

This event is part of the National Design Centre’s “Next Gen” programme line-up for October 2020.


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