• Need Some Ideas?

    "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." ~Steve Jobs

    With a knack for creative ideas and strong concepts that go beyond graphics, I deliver marketing solutions that pack a punch! By understanding your client’s brand and marketing direction, combined with my skills in design, writing, and understanding of current technologies, go from being part of the masses to standing out!

  • May is a great person to work with as a team. She is organised and willing to go an extra mile whenever there is a need to. She has a good eye for design and excellent ideas. I was lucky to be able to work with her and would definitely love to work with her again!

    — Jacqueline Leong

    May is a true talent and her creativity is really endless. She is the one who came up with amazing designs.
    — Khaing Zar Kyi Lwin

  • Work Experience

    Nanyang Polytechnic

    Web/Graphic Designer

    Jan 2015 - Present

    Independent designer, to design and develop the Virtual Dementia Home Series, an online interactive learning platform teaches dementia caregivers how to customise their homes such that it enables their charges to be independent. Includes managing the pace and delivery of the project, and external vendors.

     

    Key Contributions:

    • Delivered a solution to create a cross-platform version of the e-Learning platform where the previous team could not
    • Managed external vendors involved in the project and kept it moving forward in spite of obstacles and challenges
    Project Managed:
    • Virtual Dementia Home Series

    Dwelling Institute

    Pro-Bono: Events Manager, Operations Manager, Facilitator, Writer (Events & Social Media), Graphic Designer

    Jul 2014 - Present

    A key member of the team, leading and contributing to the marketing, promotion and running of the social community and event space.

     

    Achievements:

    • Drove guest count as the Event Manager for 2 events and achieved maximum capacity with overflowing guests on a waiting list
    • Drove guest count as the Event Manager for 1 collaborative event with an external party and achieved maximum capacity with overflowing guests on a waiting list.

    Events Managed as Operations Manager:

    • Choice, Commitment and Freedom series
    • How to Succeed in Anything: Discipline and Will in Performance - Speaker Night

    CPG Corporation Pte Ltd

    Business Development and Corporate Communications Executive

    May 2013 - Dec 2014

    Transferred up to parent company to strengthen the Corporate Communications team in marketing and design, managed external vendors from for internal projects, refresh company brand and redesign company’s marketing collaterals.

     

    Key Contributions:

    • Co-managed company’s 180th anniversary gala event at Gardens by the Bay to thank and impress their key clients
    • Managed media luncheon for company’s 180th anniversary which saw several articles written about the company’s hand in shaping Singapore’s skyline and its growth and development into other countries
    • Managed media briefing for subsidiaries’ project which secured several articles in Singapore’s daily newspapers and trade journals
    • Refreshed branding for all of company’s marketing materials from Powerpoint presentations to marketing collaterals and corporate CVs
    • Co-wrote an editorial for a New Zealand organisation to search for foreign partners for company

    Projects Managed:

    • Revamp of CPG Corporation Website
    • Update of CPG Corporation marketing collaterals
    • Multiple CPG Consultants advertising efforts

    CPG Consultants Pte Ltd

    Creative Designer

    May 2011 - Sep 2013

    Headhunted to manage the creation and maintenance of CPG Consultants' websites. Writing company news synopses for the website. Providing graphic standards for the company's promotional and presentation materials. Ad-hoc graphic and web design support to company.

     

    Key Contributions:

    • Designed company’s websites
    • Managed design, development and maintenance of CPG Consultants website
    • Redesigned company’s project factsheet templates for project tenders

    Projects Managed:

    • Creation of CPG Consultants Website

    Simple Solutions Systems Pte Ltd

    Creative Design Consultant

    Apr 2010 - Apr 2011

    Recruited to lead in creative concept development and contribute to secure project tenders.

     

    Key Contributions:

    • Took on a new role to create blueprints/wireframes for their projects and tenders which was previously lacking
    • Key presenter of design concepts to clients

    Web Professional House

    Creative Designer

    Aug 2007 - Oct 2009

    Design full-fledged websites and mini websites, interactive media such as eNewsletter and web banners, preparing HTML-ready templates, and present design projects to clients, in addition to supervising junior designers.

     

    Key Contributions:

    • Stepped up in the Design Department to manage a project and a challenging client
    • Guided development teams in execution of CSS in projects
    • Saved two projects from termination

    Projects Managed:

    • Revamp of A*STAR Website (Creative Department)

    Publicis Dialog Singapore

    Designer (Interactive)

    2005 - 2007

    Designing for print, web, and digital media project, from concept to final delivery

     

    Key Achievements:

    • Created an interactive printed direct mailer for Durex which was subsequently published in the Marketing magazine and adapted by another marketing company for one of Singapore’s public tertiary institutions
    • Created a concept for Scholl which shifted customers’ perceptions of their brand

    Freelance Experience and Industrial Attachment

    Freelance Graphic & Web Designer

    2001 - 2005

    Key Achievements:

    • Created a Flash animated looping TV advertisement for a walkie-talkie watch, targeting teenagers
    • Created a Flash animated presentation for Motorola’s internal marketing presentation to their CEO
    • Led the branding design efforts of an online magazine 
  • Skills

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    Graphic Design

    Flyers, brochures, post cards, advertisements in magazines and newspapers, and more.

    Web Design

    Websites, mini websites, Flash sites, web banners (animated GIF/Flash), eDirect Mailers, eNewsletters, eCards

    Image Editing

    Digital image editing of products and image correction/enhancement

    Illustrations

    Vector graphics for web banners, mini websites

    HTML 5, CSS 3.0 & JavaScript

    Mastered HTML and CSS in 6 months and less. Guided the development team in CSS implementation for projects in Production

    Copywriting/ Writing

    Copywriting for flyers, editorial writing for newsletters, write-ups for Dwelling Institute's Facebook posts and articles.

    Branding Design

    Designed logos, name cards, letterheads, CV and Powerpoint templates

    Project Management

    Manage design projects, events, advertising projects, website development, e-learning project

    Product Photography

    Composed and took photos of costume silver/rhodium jewellery with crystals to simulate diamonds

  • Education

    University of Huddersfield

    Bachelor of Arts Multimedia (Honours) 2002 - 2003

    Graduated with 2nd Class Upper Honours

    Nanyang Polytechnic

    Diploma in Digital Media Design 1997 - 2000

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