Hello! 👋 I'm Darren./ˈdæɹən/
> 🇸🇬 born & raised in Singapore
> recent graduate of communications studies (interactive media development track) at national university of singapore
> used to major in biomedical science & economics
> I write about design/career on Medium
> mentors aspiring designers and youths
> speaks english, chinese, and japanese
> loves nature and trekking
> ☕️ addict . did I mention I love meeting people too?
> 🙆🏻♂️ If you'd like to work together, have questions for me, or starting out in design, come say hi or ask me anything!
Mar 2019 - Present // Singapore
Designing for Payments and Shipping for Carousell.
Aug 2018 - Dec 2018 // Singapore
Conducted research in sales processes to design an internal tool providing more transparency with clients and to develop a shared responsibility between Production and Sales teams.
Labs, Sea Group
May 2018 - Aug 2018 // Singapore
Sea Labs’ first UI/UX Design Intern working with developers and marketing to redesign marketing website on a POS application used by more than 15,000 F&B businesses in Thailand and Vietnam.
Jan 2018 - May 2018 // Singapore
Co-led Product Team to research and design solutions enhancing shift managers’ existing rostering methods — Ran Design Sprints, conducted user interviews and usability tests, crafted user flows and information architecture, and shipped a working prototype used by early users.
StaffAny is released on the App Store and Google Play.
Jan 2017 - December 2017 // Mountain View, CA
Contributed to 10X visitor count of marketing website, expanded site to >50 pages, optimized desktop/mobile loading speeds by 50%, increased SEO scores by 40%, improved scaling with Jekyll; Conducted market research and designed marketing collateral; Created Arch’s Design System to improve consistency across products.
July 2016 - Present // Singapore
Provided design, marketing, and consulting services for SMEs in Singapore, USA, and Middle East; Includes UX design, web design and development, SEO improvements, and branding and marketing strategies.
Communication Studies and New Media (B.A.),
Interactive Media Development Specialization
Aug 2015 - Present // National University of Singapore
Coursework include human-computer interaction, communication studies, statistical analysis, persuasion, public relations & marketing, and technical writing.
NUS Overseas College (NCSV), Silicon Valley 31st Batch
Jan 2017 - Dec 2017 // NUS Overseas College
[Gap year] Prestigious and competitive technopreneurship program in partnership with startups in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Diploma in Biomedical Science
Apr 2010 - May 2013 // Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Coursework include life sciences, laboratory techniques, analytical thinking, scientific thinking, and literature research.