I'm Brian, a New York-based creative who does art direction, copywriting and design. As I strive for great ideas and work to make them happen, the irony of bringing ideas to life by executing them is not lost on me.
During my time in Singapore, stints at several agencies have seen me work on accounts like Kit Kat, Google Chrome, Nike, Mini Cooper, Nikon and Changi Airport. I also co-founded the critically-acclaimed Mynah Magazine, art directing its first issue.
11 months into my time at JWT Singapore as an art director, I quit the job to continue my education in the city of my dreams: New York.
Fast forward to today, I've graduated from SVA with a degree and more importantly, a newly rekindled hunger for great ideas and bringing them to life.
Outside of advertising and design, I make Soul/R&B music under the moniker Slodown. Check me out on Spotify.
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School of Visual Arts, New York, Class of '18
• BFA Advertising
Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore, School of Design, Class of '13
• Diploma in Visual Communication
D&AD New Blood Awards 2018
• 1 Yellow Pencil, 1 Wood Pencil
Future Lions 2018
Art Directors Club (ADC) Global Student Awards 2018
• 5 Merits
New York Festivals (NYF) Advertising Student Awards 2018
• 1 Finalist
Young Shits October 2017
One Show Young Ones 2017
• 1 Merit
Changi Hackathon 2015
• Grand Prize (Open Category)
Singapore Creative Circle Awards 2013
• 1 Best of Category, 2 Golds,1 Silver, 1 Bronze
D&AD New Blood Awards 2013
• 1 Graphite Pencil
4As Crowbar Awards 2013
• 3 Silvers, 6 Bronzes
J. Walter Thompson Singapore
• Art Director, Jan 2016 – Jul 2016
• Junior Art Director, Aug 2015 – Dec 2015
Accounts I worked on include Kit Kat, Changi Airport, Nikon, Varilux, CPF and HSBC. After helping to win the Changi Hackathon for JWT, I was put on the team re-pitching for the Changi Airport account while still working on day to day Changi projects. We eventually won the re-pitch and kept the account. I was also the lead art director on the Essilor pitch team that won the global Nikon Lenswear account.
Singapore Armed Forces
• Designer/Patriot, Oct 2013 – Aug 2015
During my 2 years of mandatory national service, I was posted to the Singapore Armed Force's School of Ammunition, an institution where soldiers undergo courses to learn about the types of ammunition they'll be working with. I was part of a 2 man creative team responsible for the development and design of various training aides and collaterals for the school.
• Intern, Jun 2013 – Aug 2013
Accounts I worked on include Mini Cooper, Nike, Hasbro and Dulux.
• Intern, Jul 2012 – Oct 2012
Accounts I worked on include Google Chrome, NTUC Income, Chupa Chups, Mentos, AXE and Singapore Tourism Board.
• Intern, Sep 2011 – Oct 2011
Accounts I worked on include Singapore Economical Development Board (EDB), Singtel and Milo.
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