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First Media’s pool of academic trainers comprises of a diverse range of design practitioners and educators with extensive experience in their craft. They are all proven individuals who have achieved success in their respective field of practice.

At First Media, we are run by Designers, for Designers.

 Trainers & Lecturers

Mark Phooi

Mark Phooi

Founder, First Media Group

Mark Phooi is undoubtedly one of Singapore’s most accomplished design entrepreneurs who has worked his way up from a one-man operation in 1989, to CEO of First Media Group.

Yasser Mattar

Yasser Mattar

Entrepreneurship, Creative Thinking

He is currently the Academic Quality Manager at First Media Academy. As part of his current portfolio, he oversees courseware development in the Academy, as well as manages the internship projects that the Learners at the Academy undertake.

David Foo

David Foo

Graphic Design, Creative Thinking

David graduated with a Master in Design from UNSW, soon after graduating from his Bachelors of Graphic Design from Curtin University, Australia.

He is also a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner and accredidited in Whole Brain Technology, Herrmann International.

Zulhimi Mohd Apandi

Zulhimi Mohd Apandi

Digital Marketing, Videography

An award-winning videographer and photographer. With an extensive background in the design and media industry, Zul started as a self-taught designer.

Read more about Zul’s story here.

Randy Ang

Randy Ang

Videography

A film director by profession, Randy directed feature films like 1965 (2015) and re:solve (2014). In 2013, Randy won the best film at the Cathay Motion Picture Awards.

Besides films, Randy also makes commercials, corporate narratives and music videos.

 

Read more about Randy’s story here.

Saleem Hadi

Saleem Hadi

Videography

An award-winning filmmaker and bilingual writer, Hadi has produced and directed 20 short films to date, of which several have been featured in festivals and won awards.

Read more about Saleem’s story here.

Moses Simon

Moses Simon

Digital Marketing

 

Trained directly at Facebook in Dublin. Moses has gone on to successfully coach over 400 people on Digital Marketing including Directors and Business Owners.

Read more about Moses’s story here.

Chek Thong

Chek Thong

Videography

A veteran with more than 10 years of experience in the creative design sphere. Chek Tong is also a passionate motion graphic designer and animator.

                                                                     Read more about Chek Tong’s story here.

Alce Patricia

Alce Patricia

Digital Marketing, Graphic Design

With 19 years of creativity, design thinking, and academic experiences across Southeast Asia and the United Kingdom. Alce has engaged in social innovation, technology, and design.

Read more about Alce’s story here.

Dennis Law

Dennis Law

Digital Marketing

Armed with over 10 years’ experience in areas of Marketing. Dennis is a pure breed marketing professional who is currently providing digital & marketing guidance to various groups and mid-career executives

Read more about Dennis’s story here.

Calvin Yeo

Calvin Yeo

Videography

With 12 years of experience in the digital media industry with top-tier companies like Infinite Studios, Calvin is an award-winning Motion Graphics Designer (2009 New York Festivals Gold Award for Discovery Channel, Singapore).

Read more about Calvin’s story here.

Jean Sim

Jean Sim

Graphic Design

A creative designer with a curious mind and passion for problem-solving, Jean has acquired a strong industry background in Design Communication and Digital Design over the years through various independent projects.

Read more about Jean’s story here.

Noraswan Mohamed

Noraswan Mohamed

Graphic Design, Videography

With more than 15 years of experience in the creative and media industry. Wan is highly proficient in current motion graphic design skills and practices and has an excellent portfolio of up-to-date commercial design work.

Read more about Wan’s story here.

Chris Seow

Chris Seow

Graphic Design, Photography

Chris has two decades of graphic designing experience whose portfolio include clienteles such as Starbuck, Heavenly Rice, Makansutra, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Changi Beach Club, Singapura Finance, and Eighteenchefs. 

Read more about Chris’s story here.