Hi there, I'm Renee.
I'm a Product Designer with six years graphic design background. Previously located in South Korea and recently moved back to my motherland, Malaysia.

My transition from Graphic Design to Product Design

I have worked as a Graphic Designer in Seoul, South Korea for the past six years. My skills have specialized in social media, display ads and campaign briefs through print and digital work. I have worked in the food and beverage, jewelry, and travel industries and developed a deep understanding of how visual communication can bridge the connection between users and the nature of business.

One of my proudest achievements was creating an interactive display toolkit through in-depth research and mass testing in Klook. While doing this, I contributed to the user interface update by providing marketing and design research. I love that the role focuses on the rationale with quantitative research and the collaboration of multiple stakeholders in a particular project. That sparked the beginning of my interest in the field of product design. 

I am excited to see what's in store for me after graduating as a Product Designer from Designlab.

Experiences

Klook (2018-2020)
Artee Riders Club (2016-2018)
BE.ARUM (2016)
The Social Group (2015)

Graduation

University of Hertfordshire in BA Honours
Graphic Design & Illustration (2011-2014)
The One Academy Design Foundations (2011)

I always try to find a balance between functionality and aesthetic in my work, as I believe that neither of the two can go without each other. I believe that authenticity is an essential part of every brand too.

Get to know me (better)

01

I love plants but they don't love me.

Yes, just like anyone who is entering their 30's, I began to like plants. My feelings developed when I only save money to buy more plants. Once I have a vegetable garden, they were fruiting in the beginning but always end up dying because well, I have no idea.

02

French fries and ice cream

Only french fries and soft serve ice cream from McDonalds though. Call me crazy but this combination is the bomb. You should try it.

03

Film photography

I go around taking pictures with my film camera, a Nikon FM2 gifted by my father. I wished film rolls are cheaper because I am going broke from buying them.

03

Spending time with my dog

Bob, my pet corgi. I like walking him, going on hikes or just chilling with him at home. He helps me clear my mind and focus on what's important. He's good for me and my mental health.

If you want to learn more, let's have a chat
or you can reach me through LinkedIn too.