About Me

I see myself as both an educator and artist. This site is where I showcase my humble artworks and hopefully provide some useful thoughts and insights (if not meaningless personal observations). Presently, I am Course Chair for the full-time Diploma in Digital Animation (DDA) at the School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology, Singapore Polytechnic (SP). I oversee the direction of the program, its curriculum, students and staff development, related resource issues as well as various aspects of publicity and outreach. I also teach, and am presently in charge of visual storytelling type of modules in addition to supervising final year student projects. Modules I have previously taught include 3D Animation Fundamentals, 3D Character Animation, Visual Storytelling, Conceptualization & Layout and Drawing. On top of that, I teach 3D Production as a part time faculty for the BFA in Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University's School of Art, Design and Media. In 2015, I successfully completed the Master of Education program from the University of Adelaide. During the course I was introduced and became fascinated with the concept of  "neuroplasticity" especially in the area of education and how it relates to effective student learning. I am intrigued by how and why students learn (or don't learn) in our fast-paced information-overloading distracting world, and what we can do to enhance the process. I wish to do more readings and research in these topics and may share some of my thoughts here. Prior to that, I had also obtained a Master of Arts in 3D Computer Animation (Distinction) from NCCA Bournemouth University, UK in 2006. My other significant achievements include:
  • Designed and supervised the creation of the M.A.D. (Media, Art, Design) Studios - the home-based studio concept - for SP's DDA and Diploma in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics (DVEMG) students in 2012.
  • Spearheaded and oversaw the development of the DDA course that was launched in 2010 and which I am still managing.
  • Appointed Student Volunteers Chair at SIGGRAPH Asia in 2008 and 2011.
  • Received the SP Excellence in Teaching Award in 2004.
I am more of a visual person and love to draw. I count myself lucky to have grown up on a rich diet of comics (primarily Marvel and DC) and cartoons (e.g. Superfriends, Transformers, Looney Tunes, Visionaries) as well as a broad range of live-action TV shows (e.g. Electric Company, Ultraman, Captain Scarlet, Space 1999, Battlestar Galactica, MacGyver, Wild Wild West, Remington Steele, Murder She Wrote, X-Files). I still draw inspiration from my past and try to soak in as much as I can of the present, because I believe we never stop learning. Unfortunately, I can often be blunt, critical and quite the perfectionist. But I'd like to think that I am often fair, honest and always have the best of intentions at heart. My LinkedIn profile can be found here. Welcome to my website. Please feel free to comment on my posts and thank you for visiting!

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