A taxi driver once told me, time doesn’t fly, time is speeding. This pandemic truly makes me understand the essence of the phrase. Little did we know that a virus so small could bring our studio to a standstill and shut everything down in just a few months.
In case you are wondering, yes, we’ve stopped operating because there was just not enough work to sustain the team. However, this saying holds true “One door closes opens up another one with opportunities”.
We’ve moved on, we’ve started exploring the “emergent strategy” thats presenting in our paths now. Giang is retiring early at Danang, Kate is pursuing her dreams and being tai tai, Yvonne getting into a new role in Enterprise Product Design, Angeline working hard to help the Catholic church with Mass resumptions and I myself, joined a global consultancy firm which I never thought I would actually work for somebody.
Despite all that separation, what’s gratifying is that while we are no longer together physically, we are together at hearts. As we are all individually working on our own endeavours, we came together last week to share our learnings over the different work that we’re doing, rekindling those days we spend our Fridays doing team meetings and sync ups rituals.
It actually felt like we were “escaping” back to the past and parting was bitter sweet. While we didn’t became monetary rich in this journey, I am rich with learnings and extremely happy for the team to embark on a new journey to make meaningful impact.
On 24 Sep 2019, the community at IxDA Singapore celebrated the World Interaction Design Day at Visa Innovation Centre. The event was attended by over 150 attendees and our speakers shared their unique perspectives on this year’s theme “Trust & Responsibility.
Big thanks to: Visa Innovation Centre for being such a great host to the venue, Adobe and IxDA global for sponsoring and coming up with the theme, Speakers Preethi Mariappan (Visa), Liu Zenan (StashAway), Wei Kong (Researcher/Designer) and Mario Van der Meulen (Foolproof) for all their thoughtful sharing.
This event wouldn’t been possible without the help of our lovely team mates: Angeline Chng, Michelle Koo, Kate Lim, Dominic Ong, Giang Hoang and Yvonne Chia.
Yes, hello world. It’s been awhile since I last wrote anything and this time round, I’ll be putting in effort to share my learning journey as a designer. Where possible I’ll also be sharing work in progress on projects I’m working on. Most projects are confidential at the moment but I’ll see how I can share the on-going learnings without divulging any confidential information. Stay tuned and see you around 🙂