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April 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

International Design Day (previously known as World Design Day) is observed by the Council of International Graphic Design Associations on the 27th of April every year and the Faculty of Design & Built Environment (FDBE) of First City University College (First City UC) has since joined in and made this momentous occasion as an annual celebration for all its staff and students.

This year’s celebration, with the theme ‘Suspended in Transition’, was coordinated and hosted by the Graphic Design Club of First City UC. Exciting activities were being lined up for the celebration that included a mini bazaar, workshops and a talk by an invited speaker who interestingly, was an illustrious graphic design alumna of First City UC.

The celebration kicked off with an opening ceremony officiated by First City UC’s Registrar, Mr Lye Boon Han who represented the Vice Chancellor of First City UC, Asst. Prof Chua Huwi Huwi & Asst. Prof Dr Debbie Gan, the Acting Dean and Deputy Dean of FDBE respectively, and Ms Teoh Seok Kean, the Head of Student Services.

In her welcome speech, Chow Wye Zhen, Chairperson of the Organizing Committee who was also the President of Graphic Design Club, explained the significance of the ‘Suspended in Transition’ theme in this year’s celebration and how the lined-up activities were connected to the objectives of the celebration.

The mini bazaar was thronged by staff and students and enjoyed brisk sales right from the start with proceeds of the sales to be channeled for a good cause.

The three student-facilitated workshops also enjoyed tremendous support not only from FDBE students but also from students of other faculties. Besides sharing their knowledge and skills in their respective areas of expertise with the workshop participants, the workshops also served as a good platform for the student facilitators to hone both their leadership and presentation skills.

The highlight of the celebration was a talk titled “Why Does Everything Look the Same” by Vinsze Yong who was an alumna of First City UC. Vinsze, who is now Creative Director of Diff Studio, has a very exciting career in graphic design with extensive experience working in companies like BBDO and Grab.


April 27
8:30 am - 4:00 pm