Trained in Industrial and Graphic Design while having a background in both Mechanical Engineering and Business, has allowed Duane to approach problems from a multi-faceted perspective. At heart, he is essentially an innovator, problem solver, entrepreneur and designer.
An award winning designer who has an insatiable thirst for challenges, he has won the coveted Red-Dot Design Award in 2013, IKEA's Singapore Young Designer's Award in 2015 and represented SIMTech A*STAR to win the internationally acclaimed A' Design Award in 2019. Using his experience of more than 6 years in industrial & graphic design, he transforms ideas to reality while pushing concepts to new frontiers by generating innovative and aesthetically pleasing award winning solutions which fundamentally centres around user experience and functionality.
In SIMTech he bridges the gap between A*STAR’s patented cutting-edge technology and clients though the marketing and packaging of technologies into easily adoptable and convincing products. A resourceful team player who enjoys being at the leading edge of new ideas, innovation and technology.
Red Dot Concept Design Award 2013
IKEA Young Designer Award 2015 (Grand Winner)
Silver A’ Design Award in Unexpected Design 2018/2019