PROFESSIONALS & ACADEMIC MEMBERS     

Tay Chok Leng, Tiger

Design Director

Bach.App.Sc.Env.Des

MR. Tay is the Design Director of Inspiration Design International School since 1989. He is a distinction graduate with both Rhodec International in United Kingdom and the University of Canberra's Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Design (Interior Design Specialisation).

 

He has over 25 years of professional experience in the design industry and has worked on prestigious commercial and residential projects in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia and China.

 

Since 2004, Mr Tay has been a judge for the installations at the annual International Furniture Fair in Singapore and Career Fair. He is also a regular public speaker at design seminars in Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam and China.

 

As the School Principal and Design Director, Mr Tay teaches across all spectrum of the curriculum based on his experience and live projects. He also institutes quality assurance on all teaching practices in the school.

Robin Ho Kwok Seng

Senior Studio Manager

MBA (Financial Studies)

MR. Robin Ho graduated from the University of Nottingham, UK with a Masters of Business Administration (Financial Studies).

 

An experienced people developer and business development professional, Robin specialises in relationship-building, communications and training.

 

His latest endeavour involved working on a social enterprise project to provide low-cost, high-value, motivational and enrichment learning opportunities for underprivileged and under-achieving youths.

 

He has diverse industry experiences which include Education (Private & Public Schools), Design (Interior & Graphic), E-Learning (K-12), Workplace Safety & Health (Marine, Oil & Gas, Construction), Sports and Fitness, Security & Surveillance, Manpower & Recruitment, Pharmaceutical, as well as Seminars and Events Management. Robin is most passionate about Human Relations, Health, Fitness and Learning.

 

He is the Vice-Principal (Academic) of Inspiration Design International School and he teaches Design Communications.

Au Yong Haw San

Deborah

Senior Studio Manager

BEng (Electrical, 1st Class)

M.S.Logistic

M.Ind.Engr.

M.Soc.Sc.(Eco.)

MS. Haw-San Au-Yong (or San, as she prefers to be called) has an interesting and varied background. Trained in various engineering disciplines, she also pursued degree in economics.

 

San worked 9.5 years in several multinational corporations, handling warehousing, transportation and process-redesign projects in the Asia-Pacific region. She managed the scoping, design, proposal and implementation stages of projects, before handing it off to the local operations team.

 

One of her major projects was setting up a bid-management process the Asia-Pacific region, so RFQs of different types can be turned around faster, with well-defined timelines and clear responsibilities.

 

Subsequently, in late-2012, San went on to start her own company helping her clients create functional residential, commercial and industrial spaces with efficient work flow and storage spaces. She has a keen analytical eye in identifying inefficient processes and believes that well-designed processes is the key to greater profitability and competitive advantage.

 

San has been featured or quoted in TV programs, newspapers and magazines on about 25 occasions since 2013. She holds 3 Masters degrees, upgrades herself constantly by reading up on behavioural psychology, and does keyboard recordings for a recording studio during her free time.

 

San teaches Design Communications.

MS. Szczepaniak Paulina Maria graduated in 2010 with BA in enterprise management from Warsaw Higher School of Management. 

 

She had spent over 20 years in the Fashion Industry before moving on to pursue a professional career in Interior Design in 2014. Paulina has travelled widely and also studied at the prestigious Instituto Marangoni Milano before deciding to settle in Singapore. Paulina has brought an international flavour to her projects in Singapore which have included Residential and Commercial projects.

 

Paulina teaches Design Communications and across all spectrum of the curriculum based on her experience and live projects.

Szczepaniak Paulina

Maria

Studio Manager

Bach.Mgt.

Dipl.ID

Zen Ang Pooi Leh

Studio Manager

Bach. Arch (Hon)

MS. Zen Ang graduated from University of Portsmouth UK with first class honours degree in Architecture. With more than 15 years experience in the interior design industry, her exposure in projects delivery diverse in terms of location and nature, from challenging restoration works for heritage buildings, The Pierre New York and Taj Mahal Palace Bombay; to design implementation for various projects context for Intercontinental ANA Hotel Tokyo and Aura Restaurant in National Gallery Singapore.

 

She is well versed with both technicality and design knowledge, fully equipped with creativity and practicality approach to any project. The most important thing is she old great passion and desire of enhancing the education impact on young generation.

 

Zen is a studio manager with the school and she teaches across all spectrum of the curriculum based on her experience and live projects.

Mink Tan Tek Min

Studio Manager

Bach.Arch.

MR. Mink Tan graduated in Architecture from the University of Sydney before commencing on his architectural training and setting up his own practice in 1999. He is a registered chartered architect in Sydney and Singapore and specializes in innovative architecture and progressive interiors.

 

Mink and his team have worked a portfolio of projects that include 5-star hotels, luxury residences, resorts and F&B outlets for clients including the Fullerton Hotel Group, Fraser Hospitality and the Far East Organization.

 

Mink teaches across all spectrum of the curriculum based on his experience and live projects

Margaret Goh Aik Suan

Studio Manager

BA.ID

MS. Margaret Goh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

 

She has been a professional interior designer for more than 10 years and has worked on local and international projects for companies like NOL, APL, American Eagle Tanker, DBS Office Towers, Sun Microsystem, PWC and Philip Electrical.

 

Margaret’s range of design experiences span both the residential and commercial projects, with her specialty being banks and office designs.

 

Margaret teaches across all spectrum of the curriculum based on her experience and live projects.

Tan Ling Ling Maurene

Studio Manager

Bach.Land.Arch.

MS. Tan Ling Ling, Maurene graduated from the Lincoln University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. She is also a graduate from the University of Canberra’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Design in 2002.

 

Maurene has worked on a range of F&B Interior Design projects ranging from Spaggeddies Italian Kitchen to Pacific Coffee. Her many projects span several countries including Hong Kong, China, Jarkarta and Singapore.

 

Maurene was identified as amongst the Top 20 landscape architects in 2011 and was invited to present her project in at the International Federal Landscape Architect (IFLA) awards ceremony in Mexico in 2011.

 

Maurene teaches across all spectrum of the curriculum based on her experience and live projects.

Chong Siow Sing

Studio Manager

Dip.ID

MR. Chong Siow Sing graduated with a Diploma in Applied Arts (Interior Design) from Baharuddin Vocational Institute in 1985.

 

For the past 28 years, he has been honing his skills working in the interior design and furniture industry for well-known companies like Actus Furnishing and Star Furniture Group.

 

Mr Chong is a dedicated educator who enjoys teaching and sharing his skills and knowledge with his students.

 

Mr Chong teaches across all spectrum of the curriculum based on his experience.

Khairuzamani Bin

Mohamed Noor

Studio Manager

Adv.Dipl.ID

Dipl.Engr.

MR. Khairuzamani graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Interior Design from Inspiration Design International School. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of Architecture and Interior Design. He was trained in Queensland University of Technology, University of Western Australia as well as Singapore Polytechnic.

 

A passionate designer, Khairu creates innovative, intricate and contemporary design works for commercial, hospitality, institutional and residential projects.

 

Khairu is also a talented photographer that has been commissioned numerous times to capture the artistic styles of architecture and interior photography. His photography has been showcased on both local and international magazines.

 

Khairu teaches across all spectrum of the curriculum based on his experience and live projects.

Toh Wee Liang

Studio Manager

Dipl. ID

MR. William Toh graduated from Inspiration Design International School with a Diploma in Interior Design.

 

William has more than 9 Years Worked experience in the field of interior Design.

 

Since graduation, William has worked in various interior design fields. His passion leads him to accomplish various projects in the field of residential, retail, hospitality, offices, P.O.P, product, packaging design and many more. He is also a trained ICE EDGE software user & designer.

He believes that a designer must not only be passionate about designing, but also have excellent analysis skill, be hardworking, understand people and never stops exploring.

William teaches across all spectrum of the curriculum based on his experience and live projects.

Chong Yoke Heng

Studio Manager

Dipl. Animation

MR. Edwin Chong graduated with a Diploma in Animation in 2011.

 

Edwin has a great interest in design and build, and architecture construction projects since getting involved in Interior Design projects in 2013.

 

His work ranges from retail, to F&B and commercials projects. His clients include a local Burger franchise in Surabaya Indonesia, a Mega Korean-themed mall supermarket in Bangkok Thailand as well as the office space for Japanese gaming giant, Bandai Namco.

 

Edwin is also part of a niche pool of Interior Designers in Singapore who provide design consultancy for cinemas.

 

Edwin teaches Digital Imaging and Computer Aided Design.

Derick Beh Chee Tiong

Studio Manager

BA.ID

MR. Derick Beh graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Interior Design.

 

Having worked in the Interior Design industry for more than 17 years, Derick is well-experienced in sales and marketing, as well as project management. He specialises in commercial and residential designs and has worked on projects in Singapore, Malaysia and China.

 

Mr Derick believes that a designer should constantly improve and upgrade his skills while exploring new ideas, fuel his passion for teaching and sharing with his students.

 

Mr Derick teaches across all spectrum of the curriculum based on his experience and live projects.

Tham Heng Mun

Studio Manager

B.Soc.Sc.

MR. Tham Heng Mun graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours.

 

He has 36 years of working experience with the Port of Singapore Corporation (PSA) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) as Director (Corporate Services) and Deputy Director (Port Division). His experience is in marine policy matters, economic planning, shipping and maritime matters, port management, port development and policy analysis.

 

Having vast experience in the dealings of regional and international groupings such as the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Asia Pacific Economic Comission (APEC), ASEAN Port Association (APA), International Bunkering Industry Association (IBIA), International Port and Harbours and the Asia Pacific Economic Forum, Mr Tham specialises in imparting communication skills to students.

 

Mr Tham teaches Design Communications.

Peter Tan Khiaw Pian

Studio Manager

MSc.

MR. Peter Tan graduated with a Master of Science in International Marketing from the University of Strathclyde in 2000. He brings with him more than 25 years of involvement and experience in the design industry, including exhibition, signage and commercial designs.

 

Some of the more notable projects he has handled include Takashimaya Singapore Pte Ltd, Resort World Singapore, Cellini Design Centre, Pico Art International and Kenwood.

 

Mr Tan teaches Design Communications, Design Contextual Studies, Material Technologies, Building Services & Lighting Practices, Professional Design Practice and Building Technologies.

Leslie Leu Xing-Quan

Studio Manager

BA.ID

MR. Leslie Leu graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Design at LASALLE College of the Arts.

 

A consultant for architecture, interior design and urban design, he has worked on various design projects for commercial, residential and healthcare facilities. Leslie has also conducted a whole myriad of industrial training programmes in Singapore and China.

 

Being an ardent fan of computer arts and animation, Leslie wishes to help students gain mastery over these skills.

 

Leslie teaches across all spectrum of the curriculum based on his experience and live projects.

MR. Chu Xi Yi (Johnson) graduated from the Lasalle College of Arts in 2011 with a BA (Hons) in Product Design.

 

Since his graduation, Johnson had worked as a product designer for Fossil before taking on the role of a Head Designer with JannPaul Singapore. He has been integral in providing guidance and support for the development of JannPaul’s brand architecture and identity.

 

Johnson teaches Design Studio, Constructions, Digital Imaging, Computer Aided Design and Design Practice Management.

 

Chu Xi Yi, Johnson

Studio Manager

BA.Product Design

Nathaniel Nama Elefante

Studio Manager

B.Sc.Eng

MR. Nathaniel graduated from The Manuel L Quezon University of Philippines with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. 

 

Since his graduation, Nathaniel has gained comprehensive exposure and extensive experiences in the fields of design, consultancy, management, technical specialty and training with various corporate enterprises and organisations.

 

Mr Nathaniel is a Senior Interior Designer with over 10 years of experience in an Interior and Architectural consultancy in Singapore. His areas of interest and expertise include technical design consultancy, and computer visuals for a variety of projects, including offices, hospitality venues, high-end residentials, institutions and mixed-use development.

 

Mr Nathaniel teaches across all spectrum of the curriculum based on his experience and live projects.

Chua Swee Tian Adrian

Studio Manager

Dipl.Product.Des.

MR. Adrian believes that all designers design experiences above all, and good design should be timeless. Since graduating with a diploma with Merit from Temasek Polytechnic, Adrian has worked hard and rose through the ranks handling numerous local and overseas projects.

 

Adrian’s experience as a furniture designer gave him the foundation edge when it comes to crafting design that works. From pen to panel, design must execute well as well as achieving its objectives at the same time.

 

Adrian teaches Design Studio, Digital Imaging, Computer Aided Design and Design Practice management.

MR. Eldred Quek graduated with a Bachelors in Architecture (Hons.), as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical) from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

These experiences has exposed his knowledge to the different disciplines of both Architecture and Engineering. Mr Eldred Quek is able to combine the aspects of Science and Design to the fullness of their functions, bringing out the best of both worlds when it comes to Design thinking and practices.

He is passionate, driven and possesses great knowledge and expertise. Mr Eldred Quek has been a Designer and Project Manager for architectural and interior projects with a combined experiences of more than 6 and a half years.

Eldred Quek

Studio Manager

BA. Archi (Hons)

MR. Kelvin Tan

Studio Manager

BA. ID

MR. Kelvin Tan graduated with an Honours in Interior Design from Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore. He has more than nine (9) years of design experience in providing advises in both Residential and Commercial Interior Design fields. Mr Kelvin Tan possessed a wide spectrum in design studio knowledge and is constantly on the loop of the the revolutionising Creative Industry. He is a vibrant individual with a strong passion for making a positive impact in the design scene and in the lives of others.

Mr Kelvin Tan is also as avid cyclist and he believe in always moving forward with an endurance and steadfast attitude mind set, and he always bring life experiences in design to all his students.

Mr Tan teaches mainly Design Studio 1, 2, 3 and 4; Construction 1, 2 and 3; Colour Concept and Design; Computer Aided Design 1; Digital Imaging 2; Design Fundamental; Interior Design 1 , 2, 3 and 4; Design Practice Management.

MR. Kelvin Tan

Studio Manager

BA. ID

MR. Kelvin Tan graduated with an Honours in Interior Design from Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore. He has more than nine (9) years of design experience in providing advises in both Residential and Commercial Interior Design fields. Mr Kelvin Tan possessed a wide spectrum in design studio knowledge and is constantly on the loop of the the revolutionising Creative Industry. He is a vibrant individual with a strong passion for making a positive impact in the design scene and in the lives of others.

Mr Kelvin Tan is also as avid cyclist and he believe in always moving forward with an endurance and steadfast attitude mind set, and he always bring life experiences in design to all his students.

Mr Tan teaches mainly Design Studio 1, 2, 3 and 4; Construction 1, 2 and 3; Colour Concept and Design; Computer Aided Design 1; Digital Imaging 2; Design Fundamental; Interior Design 1 , 2, 3 and 4; Design Practice Management.

Mr. Jayden Sim graduated from The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK with a Masters of Design in Interior Design.

Upon attaining a scholarship for the Masters Programme, Mr Sim topped an international cohort with his research project and achieved the meritorious Chairman’s Medal of that year. With adequate amount of experiences in multiple design projects, he believes in pushing the boundaries to reach new pinnacles in the discipline.

 

Mr Sim teaches mainly Design Studio 1, 2, 3 and 4; Construction 1, 2 and 3; Colour Concept and Design; Computer Aided Design 1; Digital Imaging 2; Design Fundamental; Interior Design 1 , 2, 3 and 4; Design Practice Management.

MR. Jayden Sim

Studio Manager

M. ID