Learn From The Experts
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Solomon’s story here.
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.
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.
With more than 10 years of experience as a commercial artist, Eric has a deep interest in the role that visual culture plays in advertising and marketing.
Read more about Eric’s story here.
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.
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.