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Fang Siwei

Adjunct Lecturer

3D Design

Qualification

Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design
National University of Singapore

Biography

Fang Siwei graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore in 2008. In her undergraduate programme, she won several design awards with industry project collaborators, including Swarovski, Dell and RISIS.

Upon graduation, she was invited to join the Design Incubation Centre, a design research laboratory at the National University of Singapore that develops new tools to find new possibilities for the practice of design. In 2010, the studio was conferred the prestigious President’s Design Award for ‘Objects Around The Tablescape’, and Siwei has travelled extensively to Paris, Milan and Kyoto to present this collection of works to critical acclaim and response.

In the same year, she led the branding and design strategy for local design studios SUPERMAMA and FARM before joining the Visual Arts Faculty at the School of the Arts, Singapore (SOTA)  in 2011, helming the role of Subject Head between 2017-2019. At the start of her teaching career, Siwei was awarded the ‘Great Women of Our Time’ award  (Design & Style category) by The Singapore Women’s Weekly.

In her ten years at SOTA, Siwei has designed and developed key curriculum syllabuses in the Visual Arts, crafting new approaches to creative learning and experimentation across varied levels of inquiry and engagement. She has served as a cohort and personal mentor for students’ artworks, showcases, installations, and study trips with prominent local and overseas Arts organizations and patrons in the UK, USA and Japan, to name a few.

Industry experience

Visual Arts Educator
School of the Arts, Singapore
Teaching Faculty, Visual Arts
January 2012 - July 2017
February 2019 - June 2021
Subject Head, Visual Arts
August 2017 - February 2019

Brand Manager
FARM (Multidisciplinary Studio)
April 2011 - December 2011

Brand Manager
S U P E R M A M A
October 2010 - April 2011

Brand Manager
Design Strategist
d.lab™
Design Incubation Centre
Department of Architecture
School of Design & Environment
National University of Singapore
August 2008 - March 2010

Lighting Designer & Consultant
House, The Spa Esprit Group
October - November 2008