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Tessa Low Yun


Objective

I am seeking to work as an illustrator and concept artist for compelling narrative-driven publications and productions. I am excited about designing and illustrating rich, colourful, stylised worlds.


Skills


Experience

Freelance Artist

2014 - Present

I have run an art commission business since 2014, illustrating wedding invitation, covers, logos and gifts. Clients include the Singapore Armed Forces, Pengwin Media and Julian Chemistry.

Web Developer, Toxicology Society Singapore

2013 - 2014

I designed a new homepage for Toxicology Society Singapore. Responsibilities included coding and designing the webpage, managing transfer of information.


Volunteer Work

Artist Assistant, Singapore Biennale 2016

2016

I was a volunteer assistant at the Singapore Biennale 2016, and tasked with assembling installations for various artists such as Subodh Gupta and Marine Ky.

Cover designer, Huntington Crossroads

2015

I designed the cover of Huntington Crossroads, a social justice magazine by the Northeastern University Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies class. I was part of the layout and editorial design team.

Chief Designer, Writers Inc.

2012

I was the chief designer for Writers, Inc., a magazine by the Raffles Institution Writer's Guild. I designed covers and layouts.

Designer and painter, Raffles Girls' School Youth Olympics welcome team

2010

I was in charge of the colour design of the banner which we gifted to the Malaysian Youth Olympics delegates. I was also one of the three banner painters.


Education

BFA in Animation

School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, 2013-2017

I am currently in my final year. My standing GPA is 4.56 (out of a maximum of 5). My outstanding performance in my third year was recognised through a placement on the Dean's List in 2016.

My animation, The Banner I Unfurl, was featured at the End of Semester show in 2015. Various drawings of mine have been featured in the ADM public display.

I spent a semester in 2015 studying abroad at Northeastern University, Boston. My performance there was recognised with a placement on the Dean's List at the College of Art, Media and Design.


Publications

2015

My essay, "Women Are Bad Drivers.", was selected to be published in Huntington Crossroads, a collection of essays on race, gender and sexuality by Northeastern University.

2014

My poems, Cosmos Breathing, Icarus and Radio, were published in Issue 2 of Junoesq, a local literary anthology.

2011

Two of my pieces, Tree of Life and Train Ride, were selected to be published in Compositions, a literary anthology by the Raffles Institution Writer's Guild.

2010

My narrative essay, Welcome To My Utopia! won a Silver award (top 100) in the Royal Commonwealth Society Essay Competition.

My short story, Finality, was selected to be published in Ink!spiration, a literary anthology by Raffles Girls' School.