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As far as Emily Tan can remember, she has always been torn between two loves: design and music.

She was born with nimble little fingers that would spend countless hours doodling, drawing and crafting; as well as composing music and playing instruments. It was a happy love affair, but she didn’t think it would g… Read More
As far as Emily Tan can remember, she has always been torn between two loves: design and music.

She was born with nimble little fingers that would spend countless hours doodling, drawing and crafting; as well as composing music and playing instruments. It was a happy love affair, but she didn’t think it would go anywhere. Until one day, her teacher told her to delve into Graphic Design.

She took up her advice and her fingers found its way to wonders of Photoshop and Illustrator. It was love at first sight.

She completed her degree in LimKokWing University, but before graduating, she interned and freelanced as a Graphic Designer.

In 2006, she joined Y&R Malaysia as a Graphic Designer. Here, her work has been recognised at both the local Kancil and International award shows such as Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clio, LIA, New York Festivals, ANDY, Spikes, AdFest, The Work and Ad Stars.

Meanwhile, she still found time for other projects. She was involved in the advertising campaigns, stage designs and music video production for the Malaysian Artistes For Unity project. Later, she ran a personal art exhibition named after the one word that appears in her everyday life: “deadline”.

Throughout all these years, never for a moment has she forgotten about her music. Every so often, you’ll catch her performing music in quaint cafes and cosy spaces. If you’re lucky, you might even spot her limited edition CD.

How does Emily manage to find time to do so many things at once? Her secret is to draw energy and inspiration from sitting still under the sun for hours. Because of this, she is sometimes likened to a plant. But while she’s not green in colour, she does turn a sickly green when clients request for a bigger logo. Read Less
Member Since: Mar 17, 2009