Quek Ming Wei

Illustrator, Writer and Logophile based in Singapore

A lover of art, languages, nature and wordplay. And yes, the punnier the better!

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Available Now // Email: mingwei (dot) quek (at) gmail (dot) com // Phone: +65 903(five) 787(zero)

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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!


Specialties

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Writing, Copyediting
Hand / Digital Drawing
Comics, Sequential Art
Creative / Corporate Writing
Character / Concept Design
Translation
Subject Research / Analysis
OS Proficiency: Mac, Windows
Microsoft Office
Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese
Web Dev: HTML5, CSS3

Skills

Creative thinker
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

Experience

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

Media Associate

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.

Education

Nanyang Technological University

BFA Digital Animation

Singapore · 2006 – 2010