Benjamin Koh

Design Sommelier

Singapore, Singapore
Hi, my name is Ben and I have been designing full-time for the past 8 years. I specialise in branding, graphic and UI design. Besides agency experience in Singapore and Shanghai, I have also been running my own independent practice since 2014. Looking forward to working together!

Work Experience

Pepper & Cinnamon

Design Sommelier

As Design Sommelier, Ben leads the studio in creative, design and art direction.

Concept, branding, copywriting, web development and social media strategy for The Cue (2018), a ‘book club’ for the digital age.

Self-published Terroir Magazine (2011–2012), #FOOD Zine (2015), and Tablemono Broadsheet (2016).

Also started a mini stationery line, The Little by Little Co. (2012–2017). Sold out 2 production runs of custom designed pencils.

Did the front-end design, WordPress and Shopify theming for the Perfect Strangers magazine web site.
January 2018 - Present Singapore

Landor Associates

Senior Designer

Worked on the (re)branding for Maritime Bank Vietnam, CEM Macau, H&H Group HK, E-Fund securities, Kafellon cosmetics, etc.
January 2017 - December 2017 China

Pepper & Cinnamon

Design Sommelier

Did the branding and beta apps (iOS and Android) for Evie.ai and TipBitz, editorial design for Inside Dubai magazines, annual reports and various collateral for Rainbow Centre, Singapore.

Worked on Brand Guide: Singapore Edition, and Gallery & Co. merchandise for National Gallery, Singapore.
February 2014 - December 2016 Singapore

Love

Creative

Worked on Carmelo Anthony’s shoe genealogy map for Jordan Brand (Nike), and the brand book for Miss Sixty.
September 2013 - January 2014 China

Manic Design

Designer

Worked on the branding for 28 Hong Kong Street, pharmacy and identity revitalisation for National Healthcare Group, car park signage and way-finding for The Cathay, and the iPad edition for Dilmah’s magazine Talking Tea.

Also designed the web sites for Nanyang Technological University, NTUC CSR, and Surbana Group.
July 2010 - August 2013 Singapore

Education

LASALLE College Of The Arts

BA (Hons) Design Communication (Graphic Communication)

August 2006 - May 2010 Singapore

Languages

English (Native),
Mandarin (Native),
Cantonese (Conversational),
Japanese (Beginner),

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Art Direction, Branding, Craft, Photography,