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Singapore’s highest honour for designers and designs across all disciplines
One of Asia’s premier design festivals that champions design thought leadership
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Designer Profile

Our DesignSingapore Scholars

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The DesignSingapore Council works with designers in Singapore to make the world better by design. Through the DesignSingapore Scholarship, we have empowered individuals to pursue studies in a wide variety of design disciplines all around the world since 2005. Meet our past and present scholars and be inspired by the impact they have made on Singapore and its design industry. 

Applications for the DesignSingapore Scholarship 2024 open from Monday, 5 February 2024 to Sunday, 7 April 2024 (11.59pm SGT).

Please submit your application via BrightSparks. Applications submitted via other channels will not be considered.

Year Awarded: 2023

  • Lim Ke Wei, Matthew (Matte Lim) | Master in Design Studies (Mediums) | Harvard University (Graduate School of Design)
  • Ng Fong Yee | Master of Fine Arts in Child Culture Design | University of Gothenburg
  • Tay Yi Shan (Alya) | Bachelor of Arts in User Experience Design | University of the Arts London (London College of Communication)

Year Awarded: 2022

Year Awarded: 2021

Year Awarded: 2020

  • Chew Jia Ying | Research Programme PhD | University of the Arts London (London College of Communication)
  • Nan Phyu Phyu Thin (Lucas) | Bachelor of Science in Interaction Design | ArtCenter College of Design
  • Orion Dai Yuhui | Master of Arts/Master of Science in Global Innovation Design | Royal College of Art
  • Yap Shu Mei Serene | Master of Arts in Service Design | Royal College of Art

Year Awarded: 2019  

  • Jocelyn Angela Salim | Bachelor of Fine Arts | Rhode Island School of Design
  • Olivia Seow Wen | Integrated Design & Management Master’s | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Yip Jing Xin (Esther) | Master of Fine Arts in Design for Social Innovation | School of Visual Arts
  • Ziqq Rafit | Master of Arts/Master of Science in Global Innovation Design | Royal College of Art

Year Awarded: 2018  

Year Awarded: 2017

  • Poonsiriwong Yu Wen Rachel (Rachel Poonsiriwong) | Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interaction Design | California College of the Arts
  • Rebekah Elza Ong Lin | Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and Development | University of the Arts London (London College of Fashion)
  • Shawn Ng Ding Xiang | Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Design) | National University of Singapore
  • Teh Yu Xuan (Nicole) | Master of Architecture in Architecture | University College London (The Bartlett School of Architecture)

Year Awarded: 2016

  • Cheong Xiao Si Judea | Bachelor of Arts in Design Management and Cultures | University of the Arts London (London College of Communication)
  • Lim Qi Xuan | Master of Arts in Information Design | Design Academy Eindhoven
  • Lu Ruizhi Joyce | Master of Fine Arts in Design and Master of Business Administration in Design Strategy | California College of the Arts

Year Awarded: 2015 

  • Chua Jia Xiang | Master of Arts in Service Design | Royal College of Art
  • Koo Wei Ai Victoria | Master of Arts in Service Design | Royal College of Art
  • Ng Wei Zhen (Azelia) | Bachelor of Arts in Graphic and Media Design | University of the Arts London (London College of Communication)
  • Yap Sze Ling Sheryl | Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Design | ArtCenter College of Design
  • Yeo Ker Siang | Master of Arts in Information Experience Design | Royal College of Art

Year Awarded: 2014 

Year Awarded: 2013 

  • Quek See Hong | Master in Architecture | Harvard University (Graduate School of Design)
  • Zhuang Yukang Justin | Master of Fine Arts in Design Criticism | School of Visual Arts

Year Awarded: 2012 

  • Cheong Yian Ling | Master of Design in Interaction Design | Carnegie Mellon University
  • Wee Choong Wee Leonard | Bachelor of Fine Arts (Illustration) | School of Visual Arts
  • Wong Yan Ming (Michelle) | Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design Technology (Womenswear) | University of the Arts London (London College of Fashion)

 Year Awarded: 2011 

  • Ho See Jia | Master in Architecture | Harvard University (Graduate School of Design)
  • Jonathan Maximilian Goh Wei Ren (Jon Max Goh) | Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design | The New School (Parsons School of Design)
  • Justin Tan Wei Yang | Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) | Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Ong Kian Peng | Master of Fine Arts in Design / Media Arts | University of California, Los Angeles
  • Tan Jia Yu Fiona | Master of Architecture in Architecture | University College London (The Bartlett School of Architecture)
  • Yeo Kevin | Master of Arts in Creative Practice for Narrative Environments | University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins)

Year Awarded: 2010 

  • Hee Suhui | Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design | University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins)
  • Seow Ren Jie Darel | Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design | University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins)
  • Yee Xin-Ying Clara | Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design | University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins)
  • Yeo Yi Ting Adeline | Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design | University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins)

Year Awarded: 2009

  • Lim Tze-Hin (Jawn) | Doctor of Design | Harvard University (Graduate School of Design)
  • Ong Yi Lin Juliana | Master of Arts in Communication Art and Design | Royal College of Art
  • Tan Wei Ming Eugene | Royal Institute of British Architects Part 2 Qualification | Architectural Association School of Architecture
  • Wu Huei Siang | Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) | National University of Singapore

 Year Awarded: 2008 

  • Lim Shu Min | Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design | Rhode Island School of Design

Year Awarded: 2007 

  • Liew Guo Jian (Aloysius) | Bachelor of Arts in Fashion (Fashion Design Womenswear) | University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins)
  • Yasser Bin Suratman | Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design | Yale University (School of Art)

Year Awarded: 2006 

  • Chan Ching Sian Melisa | Master of Science in Built Environment: Advanced Architectural Studies | University College London (The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies)
  • Lee Yunn Si Olivia | Bachelor of Arts in Product Design | | University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins)
  • Or Beng Hua | Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design | Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • Tan Zi Xi | Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design | University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins)
  • Wui Shu Xian | Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication | Nanyang Technological University
  • Yong Jie Yu | Master’s in Conceptual Design in Context | Design Academy Eindhoven

Year Awarded: 2005

  • David Lee Siew Bing | Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design | University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins)
  • Eugene Ng Wing Kin | Master of Arts in Cultural and Creative Industries | King’s College London
  • Ho Kwok Leong Alvin | Master’s in Industrial, Interior and Identity Design | Design Academy Eindhoven
  • Ong Choon Hoe (Vince) | Royal Institute of British Architects Part 2 Qualification | Architectural Association School of Architecture
  • Tan Yan Han Hans | Master’s in Industrial, Interior and Identity Design | Design Academy Eindhoven
  • Wai Yuh-Hunn (Hunn Wai) | Master’s in Conceptual Design in Context | Design Academy Eindhoven
  • Wu Peirong | Bachelor of Arts in Fashion (Fashion Design Menswear) | University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins)

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VISIT
Singapore’s highest honour for designers and designs across all disciplines
One of Asia’s premier design festivals that champions design thought leadership
National Design Centre