Named as one of agIdeas New Stars, Joseph Louis Tan is an award-winning industrial designer based in Singapore. He helps passionate people realise their creative and innovative ideas into captivating and meaningful designs. He specialises in designing products, furniture and visuals. His past clients includes Schwan-Stabilo, Zone Telecom, Inter-lab Products, KYDZ International and Outward Bound Singapore.
As a Golden Jubilee Scholar and a Research Link Grant recipient, Joseph graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Industrial Design with Honours, as well as a Diploma in Industrial Design with Merit from Nanyang Polytechnic prior. His recent designs have been humbled to receive prestigious awards such as: 1st Place for Brightgreen Switched-On Design Competition (2012), 1st Place for the Cormack Innovation Awards (2010), Finalist for THE EDGE Design Competition (2012), Finalist for Vivid – Vibrant Visions In Design Competition (2011), Runner-Up for Electrolux Design Lab Australia (2011), and recently Short-listed for Designboom’s ITO JAKUCHU INSPIRED Design Competition (2012).
Joseph’s designs have been featured in Designboom, Core77, Coroflot, Trendhunter, The Straits Times, Circuit Magazine, Southern Courier and many other notable blogs and websites. His designs have also been exhibited at agIdeas New Star Exhibition 2012 and Furnitex 2011, and recently Tokyo Designers Week 2012.
Currently, Joseph is working as a Product Designer at Barrows, a global retail marketing specialist, delivering engaging and meaningful retail experiences for Fortune 500 companies, brands and their shoppers with simple, innovative and user-centred designs solutions.
Joseph always welcomes new opportunities to engage and collaborate with passionate clients, creative professionals and manufacturers for new and exciting projects that make a difference to our world, especially in the areas of designing for disability, social impact and sustainability. Both international and local clients are invited for a chat with Joseph on how he can help you with your next project. Looking forward to chat with you soon!