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I. About

A firm believer in a life where work and play are forever intertwined. Joel is a Singapore-based graphic and communication designer working at the intersection of design and strategy.

With strong focus on branding, print, and typography, his aesthetic approach often merges minimalism with a distinct sense of gravitas. Strategically, his work is rooted in research, iteration, and open dialogue. He delights in integrating storytelling throughout his work by pioneering imaginative solutions for complex problems and moving ideas from good to great.

When not in front of his speed MAChine, he can be found drinking copious amounts of coffee, watching his beloved Arsenal F.C, or searching out the
best chicken rice stall in the city.

Available for commissions, collaborations, and consultancy within the field of art, culture, fashion, food, and music. Services include graphic design, creative direction, branding, and visual identity design and development.


II. Education

Geylang Methodist School (Secondary)
GCE ‘N’ & ‘O’ Level
2012—2016

Temasek Polytechnic, School of Design
Diploma in Communication Design with Merit
2017—2020

III. Achievements

Indigo Design Award 2021 Book Design Category
“GOAL 2034
Silver Medal

Convertium Pte Ltd
Communication Design Course Award 2020
Bronze Medal

National Council of Social Service
Beyond the Label Youth Outreach Creative Initiative 2019
Gold Medal


WorldSkills Singapore 2018
Graphic Design Technology
Temasek Polytechnic School of Design Representative


Temasek Polytechnic
Diploma+ Programme—Transcultural Studies
2017—2019

Temasek Polytechnic Director's List
AY2017/18, AY2018/19

IV. Experience

Freelance Designer
Present

Practice Theory
Design Intern
Jun—Oct 2019


ACRE
Ad hoc
Feb—Apr 2017

V. Client List

Elevation Singapore Pte Ltd
2019

Rene
2019

VI. See Also

Watch the Futur Academy Team review my portfolio here
2017—2022© Ho Rui An, Joel
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