Patrick Tan

Senior Director, Off Air Graphics

Singapore City, Singapore
Good typography is key to great designs, it builds a strong foundation for my work.

Work Experience

HBO Asia

Senior Director, Off-Air Graphics

Recruited in 2009 to start up and head HBO Asia’s newly formed in-house Graphic Design (Off-air) department. I report directly to the Head of Creative Services in HBO. I was promoted to the directorial position within 4 years in HBO Asia. I create, design and execute advertising campaigns and sales/marketing collateral across Asia. My design team and I have the unique distinction of winning design awards every year since it’s inception.

My Responsibilities include:
• Execute the Global Creative and Brand Initiatives at the regional level which included several channels like HBO Hits;
HBO Signature; HBO GO; HBO Defined (India) and Cinemax.
• Lead and oversee the development of creative team and manage campaigns for the Southeast Asia region.
• Lead design/business initiatives including design programs and product concepts for Southeast Asia.

In addition to supervisory and management functions like training, hiring and evaluating creative staff, I interact with other departments to maintain communication. Make presentations to staff and affiliates to decide the strategic and creative direction of an campaign.

HBO Originals Campaigns that I have been involved include Game of Thrones; The Pacific; Ballers; True Detectives;
HBO GO (Hong Kong) to name a few.
January 2009 - Present Singapore

MTV Asia

Art Director

January 2008 - December 2008 Singapore

Viscion Publishing

Art Director

November 2006 - December 2007 Singapore

Black Design

Art Director

January 2006 - December 2007 Singapore

Rebel One


January 2004 - Singapore

Fourskin Clothing


January 1999 - October 2003 Singapore

Cream Magazine SG

Art Director

January 1999 - June 2003 Singapore

ModernAge Design

Graphic Designer

January 1998 - April 1999 Singapore


Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts (NAFA)

Graphic Design and Visual Communications

January 1991 - December 1993 Singapore


Chinese (Fluent),
English (Fluent),


PromaxBDA Awards

Global & Asia from 2010 to present. At HBO Asia, my team and I have the unique distinction of taking home a trophy each year since it’s inception in 2008. This is a recognition of the effort we put in all our work.


Singapore Design Awards

Rebel One - MONO Number One :phunkstudio- Graphic Design, Gold


Rebel One




Adobe CS, Freehand MX, Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop,