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Hello there and welcome to my online portfolio!
I graduated in July 2010 from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) with a BFA in Digital Animation. I have always had a strong interest in character and concept development, and storytelling through both words and pictures. I enjoy reading, writing, languages, drawing, casual gaming, problem solving, learning new skills and techniques from everything I come across — and occasionally adding a much-needed sense of humour to them.
Having worked before in the art and design, corporate communications and book retail industries, I currently hope to venture into the marketing, branding, web services or publishing sector. Meanwhile, I am open to short-term creative projects as well.
My latest CV and resume are available upon request.
Thank you for stopping by, and feel free to contact me via mingwei (dot) quek (at) gmail (dot) com with any questions or thoughts!
Hand / Digital Drawing
Comics, Sequential Art
Creative / Corporate Writing
Character / Concept Design
Subject Research / Analysis
OS Proficiency: Mac, Windows
Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese
Web Dev: HTML5, CSS3
Has communication and interpersonal skills
Meticulous and attentive to detail
Self-motivated and active learner
Responsible and dependable
Can work both independently and in a team
Experience in working on Mac/Windows platforms
Kinokuniya Book Stores of Singapore Pte Ltd
Store Sales Retail Executive (Japanese Books)
Singapore · August 2015 – April 2018
I managed several book categories I love (Children’s, Languages and Science, among others), and with my enthusiasm helped to increase their sales figures during my time at the company. I also immunised myself against the many challenges in customer service and learnt to juggle several operational deadlines at the same time. What I’ve learnt goes way more than what I could from books alone!
InsightMatrix Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Singapore · December 2013 – June 2015
A.K.A. my first foray into the communications sector. As a media analyst I managed several corporate clients' accounts simultaneously, and worked together with teams of writers to deliver detailed qualitative analysis reports. Other roles included translating media articles and editing report drafts from other writers. Here I honed my copyediting skills, and learnt to liaise professionally with corporate clients.
Tots Publishing Pte Ltd
UI Designer, Illustrator, Writer
Singapore · September 2011 – November 2013
Being a part of a small startup that produces educational iPhone/iPad apps for children, I was given many opportunities to showcase my creativity. Besides designing the UI and visual assets of the various apps, I also illustrated several flashcards, sprites and backgrounds, and was tasked to research educational facts to be used in the apps.
Nanyang Technological University
BFA Digital Animation
Singapore · 2006 – 2010