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Founder & Principal, 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.
Dr. Yasser Mattar
As part of his current portfolio, he oversees courseware development, 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.
Read more about David’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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
Photography & Videography
With a keen eye for design and detail, Jason brings with him a wealth of experience as a creative director working for various production houses and eventually starting his own here in Singapore.
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An agile professional with a long history in the service industry, Clement is a highly energetic and agile professional who is deeply committed to the personal growth of his learners.
Read more about Clement’s story here.