Master in Design (with Distinction),
Domus Academy, Milan, Italy
Diploma in Product Design (with Merit),
Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
Jason Ong started Jienshu in 2005 as an independent studio engaging in multi-disciplinary design. Prior to that, he spent six years in Kay Ngee Tan Architects in Singapore and London before attaining his Master’s Degree in Design (with Distinction) from Domus Academy in Milan in 2002.
His accolades include winning the Grand Prix Award at the Nagoya International Design Competition in 2000, and being the selected artist for the President’s Young Talent Exhibition in 2005. His recent commissioned projects include the set design for the production of Optical Identity for Glasgow-based Theatre Cryptic, in collaboration with the T’ang Quartet; the artwork for the Circle Line Art Programme for HarbourFront MRT Station; as well as a lighting design for the Italian brand Driade.
Besides developing his own work, Jason also lectures part-time at the Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore.