1. Please tell us more about yourself.
Hey there! I am Orion, an industrial designer who is very interested in the amalgamation between design and technology. I am extremely passionate about creating functional and usable products using state-of-the-art technologies that can transform the way we lead our lives. In my free time, I like to read up on technological reviews about the latest emerging technologies, and I would then visualise how they can be adapted into commercial products that could benefit people from around the world. As an avid dreamer, I always like to challenge the status quo by iterating on existing products and how they can be improved to better suit their needs by studying the behaviour of consumers. To me, having the freedom to imagine and create is my pride as a designer, and I wish to continue to contribute to my society using the skills I have acquired during my Master programme.
2. How did you land on design as your specialisation?
I have always been interested in capturing my thoughts in the form of sketches when I was young, and growing up, despite not having majored in design before University, I have always taken an art or a design class as an elective throughout most of my years as a student. Back then, I did not have the confidence or the reassurance to major in design as a career because I was afraid that there might not be enough opportunities available for me locally. All this took a turn in University because I was really intrigued by the FYP show from NTU ADM. The creative mindsets from the graduating students in the cohort of 2012 has reignited the spark of creation in me, and I aspired to be among the group of unorthodox thinkers challenging the status quo.