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Founder and Creative Director - The Press Room
Kelley Cheng is a modern day polymath who has immersed herself in the roles of editor, writer, curator, spatial designer, graphic designer, video director, interactive designer, and educator. Trained as an architect, she is the founder and creative director of design studio The Press Room, a publishing & design consultancy that designs everything from books, brands, exhibitions, documentaries, and even stage and film set design. From F&B businesses to an art gallery, her “creations” are diverse and unpredictable. An active educator, she has served as adjunct lecturer in Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Glasgow School of Art Singapore, National University of Singapore, and LaSalle College of the Arts. Kelley is also a frequent name in international design judging panels including Red Dot Awards, Nagoya-Do!, Design for Asia Award, Creative Circle Award, James Dyson Award, etc. Kelley was celebrated as one of 2009 Great Women of Our Time and one of the 50 Most Inspirational Women 2010 in Singapore. In 2019, the National Design Centre presented her 20-year retrospective exhibition “Proportion & Emotion: 20 years in Design with Kelley Cheng” as part of a series celebrating the acclaimed veterans of the Singapore design industry, and in 2021 she was conferred the SkillsFuture Fellowship for her achievements in the industry, presented by the President of Singapore.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, February 27

5:45pm IST