Archive

Present

2021
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Singapore Polytechnic Media, Arts & Design Advisory Committee
Role
Advise SG Poly's MAD cross-disciplinary program on course development, trends, and industry needs.
2021
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SG Mark 2021
Jury
The SG Mark is awarded to individuals and organisations whose innovative and exceptional designs spur the imagination and enhance our day-to-day lives.
2020
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Made In The Future Fellowship
Role
Mentor and Founding Community Partner in a career-building design program that provides an immersive foundational curriculum, community support network and access to preeminent industry mentorship for aspiring underrepresented designers.
2019
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Product Design for the Web, 2nd Edition
Project
Updated edition of my first book with expanded content and revised illustrations.
2019
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Grab, Head of Design
Role
Leading the design of Southeast Asia's leading super app and the team creating it.

Past

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2021
Skyline Magazine
Interview
Singapore URA's (Urban Redevelopment Authority) publication interview on changing work habits, shifts in office culture, and Singapore compared to New York City.
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2020
President's Design Award
Jury
The President*s Design Award (P*DA) is Singapore’s highest honour for designers and designs across all disciplines. It recognises the achievements of an extraordinary group of people making a difference to the lives of Singaporeans and the global community through excellent design.
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2020
SG Mark 2020
Jury
The SG Mark is awarded to individuals and organisations whose innovative and exceptional designs spur the imagination and enhance our day-to-day lives.
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2020
Design For Good
Jury
Design Business Chamber Singapore’s Design for Good Open Call attracted over 120 entries within two weeks and six promising projects are selected for funding, project development & rapid prototyping.
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2019
Bureau of Digital
Interview
A conversation on "Time Well Spent"
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2019
Things of Quality, Remastered
Project
T-shirt design for Ghostly International
2016
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2018
NYCxDESIGN steering committee
Role
2017
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2018
Artsy, Head of Design
Role
Leading product design, brand, and research for the top online marketplace for contemporary art.
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2017
The Design of Business | The Business of Design
Interview
Discussion with Jessica Helfand and Michael Beirut, centers around designing for online communities and e-commerce.
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2017
National Design Awards
Jury
Served on the selection committee for the National Design Award, given by Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the highest design honor in the U.S.A.
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2017
Sappi Ideas That Matter
Jury
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2017
Dumb Questions for Smart Designers
Interview
2010
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2017
Etsy, VP Design
Role
Executive overseeing product design, brand, and research for the world's leading handmade marketplace. Along the way led product and product marketing too.
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2017
O'Reilly Design Podcast
Interview
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2015
Design Details
Interview
"It depends" recorded live at Etsy.
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2015
The Start
Interview
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2015
DesignArts Utah
Jury
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2015
Between Screens: Code & Design
Interview
Topics: organising teams, effective over clever, research, value of small frequent change
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2015
Workgroups DaVinci
Interview
"On Creativity, To-Do Lists And The Tools He Can’t Live Without"
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2015
Print Celebrates Design
Jury
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2014
Forward for Designing For Performance
Book Contribution
A forward essay for Lara Hogan's book on balancing aesthetics and speed in software design. Cake-baking makes an appearance as metaphor.
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2014
National Design Award
Award
Etsy received the National Design Award for Corporate & Institutional Achievement, the highest design honor in the U.S.A.
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2013
Product Design for the Web
Project
Book published by New Riders. John Maeda called it "the book on product design."
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2013
The Industry podcast
Interview
Discussion on creative direction, formal education, getting hired at a tech company.
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2012
Design Matters with Debbie Millman
Interview
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2011
Art Directors Club of New Jersey
Jury
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2010
Design Milk
Interview
Friday Five with Randy J. Hunt of Supercorp
2006
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2010
Supermarket
Project
Co-founder & designer of two-sided e-commerce marketplace for designer-made goods. "Great design. Straight from designers."
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2008
Field-Tested Books
Book Contribution
An essay on reading a book about manufactured desire while in Tokyo.
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On Design: Randy Hunt
Interview
Short interview for ACU Art + Design
2021
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SG Mark 2021
Jury
The SG Mark is awarded to individuals and organisations whose innovative and exceptional designs spur the imagination and enhance our day-to-day lives.
2021
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Singapore Polytechnic Media, Arts & Design Advisory Committee
Role
Advise SG Poly's MAD cross-disciplinary program on course development, trends, and industry needs.