Shawn Soh

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  • LocationUnited Kingdom

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About me

 

Shawn Soh is a Singaporean London-based Central Saint Martins graduate working in both design and art direction. His work explores several fields of design combining art installations, moving image and material studies. His recent art installation, The Eraser, has been featured by Dazed, Wired and iDN Magazine. Theatre work includes: Karagula (Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts), Piranha Heights (Old Red Lion Theatre) and Mother Courage and Her Children (Drama Centre London). Currently, he is interested in making work that explore themes on futurism, human identity and digital materialisation.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Digital
  • Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Environment
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Freelance Art Director

Shawnsoh.com

May 2015

2015

Designer

Shoreditch Town Hall

Apr 2015 - May 2015
  • – Design and art direction for Karagula production, working together with a team to create costumes and set design for a dystopian drama with 61 characters and 15 scenes

2015

Student Ambassador

University of Arts London

May 2013 - Jan 2015
  • – Confidently represent CSM to all levels of the public and forge relationships through presentations to government and creative organisations

2014

Contributing Art Director

Outthere Magazine

Mar 2014 - Dec 2014
  • – Conceptualized, art directed and edited fashion films – Maintained relations with luxury brands like Prada for product sourcing

2014

Video Designer

The Old Red Lion Theatre

Aug 2014 - Nov 2014
  • – Supported the set of Piranha Heights production with video designs to articulate mood and scene changes

2014

Founder, Managing and Creative Director

The Delete Show

Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
  • – Led a team of 4 to coordinate a moving image art exhibition in Shoreditch for 40 international artists – Creative directed and supervised graphic design work for the exhibition – Administered sponsorship agreements

2014

Set & Projection Designer

Drama Centre London

Apr 2014 - May 2014
  • – Supported the set of Mother Courage and Her Children production with projection designer to create dynamic scene backdrops and transitions

2013

Owner, Managing and Creative Director

Shawn Soh Designs

Jan 2011 - Aug 2013
  • – Art directed, designed and managed production of various clients and projects – Developed and maintained client base through successful sales and design concept pitches

2012

Brand Manager, Marketing Strategist and Retail

Fullhouse Home Furnishings

May 2011 - Aug 2012
  • – Art directed, designed and styled large retail spaces and exhibition booths – Managed and coordinated building production process – Liaised with factories in China and Malaysia to manufacture furniture collections – Designed furniture collections – Worked in China as a furniture buyer to purchase pieces and curate collections – Revitalized and maintained consumer specific brand identity – Executed and managed brand communications for the Asian market

2012

Project Manager & Spatial Designer

Singapore Navy Museum

May 2011 - Feb 2012
  • – Art directed, designed and planned exhibition space and information

Education

2015

Graphic Design

Central Saint Martins

Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
  • Graduated with First Class Honors

2015

Visual Communication

Temasek Polytechnic

Jun 2015 - Jun 2015

    Awards

    2014

    iDN - Pick of the Month

    • http://idnworld.com/potm/?id=ShawnSoh-TheEraser

    2014

    Shortlisted for OFFIE Awards

    • Best Set Design http://shawnsoh.com/Piranha-Heights

    2013

    CATALOG - Young Artist of the Month

    • http://www.catalogmagazine.com/

    2013

    Tetra Pak - Winner of Packaging Design Competition

    • http://www.shawnsoh.com/Tetra-Pak-Japan