About.

 

My name is Sim and I am a multi-disciplinary designer with a background in interior architecture and interaction design. My specific focus lies on sensory experiences and interrogating notions of body augmentation and extension.

I am interested in utilising a wide range of methods to delight audiences and employ storytelling as a way of creating apperceptive sensory scenarios. I love to curate experiences that evoke sensual and unusual experience by inventing novel immersive experiences and re-framing our everyday perceptions.

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EDUCATION
2017 - 2018: MArch Design for Performance and Interaction, Interactive Architecture Lab, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London, United Kingdom - Distinction
2016 - 2018: Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) - Student Member, M:S 1293
2013 - 2016: Taylor’s University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - BA (Hons) Interior Architecture - Dean’s List Award 2014 - 2017
2013 - 2016: Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom - BA (Hons) Interior Architecture - Dean’s List Award 2014 - 2017

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
2017: Panel Jury - Final Year, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture, Taylor’s University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2018: Panel Jury - Final Year, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture, Taylor’s University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
October 2018: Panel Jury - Space Body Mediators (Body Extensions) for outer space, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

WORK EXPERIENCE
September 2017 - present: Experience and Interaction Design, London, UK - Freelance
March 2017 - July 2017: Dot Line Circle Studio, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Architecture Part Timer & Researcher
August 2015 - March 2016: Mille Couleurs London, United Kingdom - Interior Architecture Intern
2014: Interior Designer, Malaysia - freelancer

SKILLS
Language: English, Mandarin, Malay - written and spoken
Design Softwares: AutoCAD, Rhino 3D Modelling, Autodesk MAYA, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Lightroom, Cinema 4D
Coding: Arduino, C# Unity, Processing
Making: 3D Printing, Metal Work, Silver Jewellery Making, Wood Work, Laser Cut
Creative Skills: Graphic Design, Photography, Videography, Film Making, Hand Drawings, Painting, Sewing

EXHIBITIONS
January 2019: Graduate Project Exhibition and Presentation, The Bartlett, UCL, London, United Kingdom - IAL Catapult Graduate Showcase
December 2018 - January 2019: Bartlett Fifteen Show, The Bartlett, UCL, London, United Kingdom - Film Exhibition
December 2018: Graduate Project Faire, The Bartlett, UCL, London, United Kingdom - Neoteny Wearable
September 2018: Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria - Participating Artist, Living Lab Group Exhibition. Neoteny Wearable
June 2018: Work In Progress Show, The Bartlett, UCL, London, United Kingdom - Work In Progress Exhibition, Neoteny II
March 2018: Project Faire, The Bartlett, UCL, London, United Kingdom - Work Exhibition, Neoteny I

PERFORMANCES
February 2019: Postopia 2019, Ugly Duck Gallery (Upcoming collaboration with performing artist, Valeriya Vakunita)

AWARDS
2018: BR41N.IO Designer Hackathon, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria - First Place Winner
2017: MIID Reka Awards, Design Excellence, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Silver