Sylvester is a multidisciplinary graphic designer with professional experience in art direction, brand identities, editorial design, information design and motion design. Apart from his commercial work, Sylvester's own practice lies in academic research on social design, focusing on the impact of graphic design on society and culture. Having a background in research allows him to, through design, critique current day sociopolitical issues and provoke audiences into questioning them. It also aids him in delivering to clients well-informed designs, which are socially conscious and current.

For work enquiry:
sylvestertan93@gmail.com

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Experience


Student Volunteer
The Design Society Singapore
Year 2019 – Present

Teaching Assistant
NTU School of Art, Design & Media
Year 2017 – Present  

Graphic Intern
Foreign Policy Design Group
May 2019 – August 2019

Graphic Design Intern
HJGHER
April 2018 – August 2018


Academic Researcher in Media Art
NTU School of Art, Design & Media
Year 2017 – 2018


Publicity & Publication Director
NTU School of Art, Design & Media
Year 2017 – 2018



Education


Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) in Visual Communication
NTU School of Art, Design & Media 
Year 2016 – Present


Diploma in Business (Merit)
School of Business, Temasek Polytechnic
Year 2011 – 2014


Achievement


Gongs Award 2019 — Bronze
Brand Identity Design for Design Pasar 2019
by Foreign Policy Design Group

Year 2019


Dean’s List 2017 – 2019
NTU College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Year 2017 – 2019


“The Flow of Violence”
Best Media Design awarded by Nuvola Media Singapore
Year 2017 – 2018



Publication


Getai Kitsch: Reintepretation of Getai’s Aesthetic as Visual Language for Contemporary Culture 
NTU Final Year Design Project
Work-In-Progress


Curating for Art – Media Facade in Public Space
Published on NTU URECA Yearbook 2018
Year 2017 – 2018



Software Skill


Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Cinema4D, FontLab, HTML/CSS.