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Zel Tan Puay Ying

Adjunct Lecturer

Design & Media


Master of Design,
University of New South Wales, Australia

Bachelor of Arts (1st Class Hons) in Graphic Design,
University of Central England, UK

Diploma in Graphic Design (with Distinction),
Blackburn College, UK

Diploma in Accounting & Finance,
Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore


Zel won an Outstanding Student Award and a Bronze Award (Editorial Publication) in the Students' Creative Awards in 2002, when she pursued a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design at the University of Central England.

Zel has worked as a copywriter and graphic designer at various design houses for six years before embarking on her teaching career in the education industry. Corporate clients included Citibank, Johnny Walker and National Library Board. To date, she continues to freelance in design projects on an ad-hoc basis.

Since 2006, Zel has been lecturing part-time at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Through the years, she has also taught at LASALLE College of the Arts and First Media Design School.