Teong Yan Ni

Professional in Jewelry Design.

About Teong Yan Ni

She loves collecting sea-shells, outgoing, love art and craft works since young. Even though, art was her favorite subject in school, this hasn't brought her to university. With a myth thinking in her mind that artist can't survive in her country, she decided to take on Marketing major and graduated in Chartered Institute of Marketing from university. After 15 years of working in the corporate, she decided to have her mid-life career changed. Her passion reunited, and she started as a hobby, as a pearl lovers and therefore she enrolled with few classes such as beading as a beginner step. She went on seriously in building her new career after her designs was supported by friends and family. She took on more in-depth study on pearl and jewelry design. During the courses, she found out that she recapped with her artist's hand and coped with the art coursework very well. She felt so blessed to reunited again with her hidden talent. She is a person who loves nature. She always has some imagination and curiosity when she felt so good about nature, until she wanted to express it into jewelry form. She can get inspire by outdoor environment and her ideas can spikes anytime. She likes to perform irregular shape because this is her. She doesn't like rules, routine work, easily get bored with same task and bounded with a lot of restriction in life. She set-up a small designer company emphasizing on custom-jewelry which she would like as custom jewelry wouldn't have much duplication. She likes creating and testing new design, and as much as challenges coming along, she learn a lot along the way too. She is serving niche market and people whom appreciate her work. From her current role, she enjoyed much everyday and she doesn't feel it is like a job. She has so much energy to feel motivated to work everyday until she got overwhelmed next day. Well, next day is another good day. What inspired her? Oprah Winfrey, Cally Kwong, Wallace Chan, Jimmy Choo and Zang Toi. Her dream is to get recognize internationally someday.

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  • 3 Featured Original Designs.
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Blue Daisy Multifunctional Earrings

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Blue Daisy Multifunctional Ring

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Blue Daisy Multifunctional Pendant

Blue Daisy Multifunctional Pendant

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Interview with Teong Yan Ni

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
At high school I have taken Art stream. But in university my major was in Marketing. After some years of working in pursued Pearls and Jewelry Design in 2015 from Gemological Institute of America and Jewelry Manufacturing Art in 2016 locally. Becoming jewelry designer wasn’t in my mind until I started with hobby taking up pearl beading class 7 years ago. I eventually felt in love in pearl at first and I have this dream to become a designer. I always see myself can be more fulfilled other than working in a corporate world. So, I left my job and pursued further study in this field.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
My design studio is like a lifestyle gallery. It consists of ground section whereby my gallery and pantry. And upper Mezzanine floor is my working and personal/think-tank room. I have taken sky blue as my feature color because blue create peaceful mood.
What is "design" for you?
Design is about emotional art of expression. It is so unique, unable to duplicate the moments, thus idea is very natural and origin, no right or wrong in designing, is all about design elements.
What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
Other than Blue Daisy, I have another collection called Hot Spring. Because that piece is very much emotional attached. As I like to go hotspring, one day, wind was strong, small flowers dropped from trees on the hotspring water. That moment my idea was triggered.
What was the first thing you designed for a company?
I designed Chinese Constellation (Horoscope) which consisted 9 types of different pendants.
Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
I focus on main concept first, combination of stones, color, shapes and practicality
What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
Mixture, normally start with a lot of imagination, curious and anticipating the results
What makes a design successful?
Design is rather subjective some people like, some people may not. But overall design looks harmonious and stand out of what it represents.
When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
The way I evaluate good design is there is no right or wrong in design. Is all about design elements.
From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
Ability to express or present their design and respect another designer’s work
How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
It will be headed more to computer design and printing, however, I still think original design is best from touch and feel, from your own hand. And heading to people like statement, like custom jewelries or something
When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
I haven’t held any major exhibition before, if I have a chance, I would like to do it in Hong Kong.
Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
I mainly inspired by nature, phenomenon and their surroundings. Such as flora, garden, natural phenomena. I like to go to art gallery or simple outdoor activity like water fall, hot spring to feed my creativity
How would you describe your design style? What made you explore more this style and what are the main characteristics of your style? What's your approach to design?
Feminine, combinations of stones opaque and faceted stones. I like to explore this style because opaque stones have its charm but because opaque stone doesn’t produce the reflection of like that much, I complement it with faceted stones. I like opaque stone because of its matte feel and natural surface.
Where do you live? Do you feel the cultural heritage of your country affects your designs? What are the pros and cons during designing as a result of living in your country?
I live in Malaysia a multi-cultural country. It does affect a little if you plan to sell your design. As whom do you target, what do they like. But if you are designing for your own showcase, no, it is not affecting.
How do you work with companies?
Presenting my profile, discussion on the terms or contract. Further discussion and sketches will be performed. Modification apply and final for confirmation.
What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
Understanding designer’s style and portfolio and giving ample of time because good thing needs time.
Can you talk a little about your design process?
Inspiration, idea, research, sketches, modification, mood board, prototype if necessary and repeat
What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
Blue Daisy ring, Hot Spring pendant, Cherry Blossom earrings, Warna Gemilang of Malaysia pendant and Frozen Rose Droplet earrings.
Can you describe a day in your life?
After breakfast, 10am go to studio, check emails, start sketching or continue previous drawing until end of the day if not appointment. Home at 7pm dinner and rest. However, at peak time, home at 10pm or 12am.
From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
High satisfaction and fulfillment but it takes a long time to get there. Need a lot of patient and perseverance.
What skills are most important for a designer?
Manufacturing knowledge is part of the important skills to designer other than creativity skills. It complements highly what you design can be practically realize.
Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
Drawing tools, coloring tools, coloring therapy books, ancient jewelry books, design skill help book
Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
This is the most challenging. Prioritization. Planning. Prioritize your task, or what you have planned and be discipline.
What was your most important job experience?
When dealing with manufacturing team, effective communication is highly important
Who are some of your clients?
Few business to business clients and few business to consumer clients
What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
In the process of designing, I enjoyed most if I have the stones with me, I can play around or if I need to source for the client. Because it expands my normal routine and is much more exciting than staying indoor.
Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
I develop the design myself but for manufacturing I work with expert team
How can people contact you?
Email: ivyteong@juwelendesign.com, Website: www.juwelendesign.com, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ivy.teong.31, https://www.facebook.com/juwelendesignmalaysia/

Designer of the Day Interview with Teong Yan Ni

Could you please tell us about your experience as a designer, artist, architect or creator?
I graduated in Pearls and Jewelry Design in 2015 from Gemological Institute of America and Jewelry Manufacturing Art in 2016 locally. It is already been 3 years now and I do have some great clients that I worked with. She gave me full of trust of my professionalism, and to me that was the biggest support. True enough, when I delivered to her, I didn’t disappoint her. And the highest satisfaction is to see her left with happy smile and she then again referred her friend to me.
How did you become a designer?
Since young I love art and craft and I was rather good at it. At high school I have taken Art stream but when I entered into university I took up Marketing as my major having the thought of it will be more practical to get a stable salary upon graduated. After more than 10 years of working and earned salaried income, my life became more comfortable with stable job at the bank which was my last employer. However, I felt still something missing. I couldn’t hide my character in doing things with my best and love achieving true satisfaction and recognition of your work produced. During my spare time, I took up pearl beading class from a teacher whom never had the intention to receive me. She was one of the exhibitor in an exhibition promoting her pearls product. I eventually felt in love in pearl at first and I have this dream to become a jewelry designer. I always see myself can be more fulfilled other than working in a corporate world. So, I left my job and pursued further studies in this field. I am thankful to my initial teacher whom taught me pearl beading because she was the first whom leaded me to basic understanding of pearls and which also, she shown constant support.
What are your priorities, technique and style when designing?
When I worked on new project or new design. I always started with inspiration it could be gotten some where any time and mostly on things I observed surroundings. I explored the inspiration by my imaginary and making multiple sketches on my sketch book or my mobile phone which with drawing function. I must first record it down below the idea blow away. I like to work with irregular system, or you may say irregular shapes. I also will like to try new idea by further my sketches to do even more creative way. I will put in technical aspect when designing the piece with my jewelry manufacturing background it supported my work heavily. I rely heavily on my hand drawing for initial part until multiple modification drawn. I again translate it into technical drawing and rendering. During the process, numerous research and consideration as in research the nature of the object I inspired from, color tones representation, meaning of the design, shall I include gemstone or not, practicality, material use and so forth. Most of the time as I personally love gemstone, I will try to incorporate in. Before I finalize on technical drawing, I will try to understand the perspective by using measurement tool, clay, paper to guide me further understanding the creation. Depending on the design, mock-up is necessary by putting the drawing into computer aided design and from there wax model is produced. Sometimes, even the model is produced, it doesn’t necessary mean finalized and may need some changes and the process repeat.
Which emotions do you feel when designing?
When designing at initial stage, I normally feel highly curious and always eager to complete the project. The journey normally is the most challenging part as you need to put all the possible aspects in your creation to make it real. At times, I will be stuck in the middle of process, and I will take a pause by taking a good shower, doing some gardening, meeting friends or just simply go to bed early. Things strike and I may get some other idea upon doing these relaxing activities. The most exciting part is product final realization. After dealing with expert team numerous rounds of discussion, I must patiently wait for the final. Once the design turned up to real, that is the most pleasure moment and I immediately feel like to I wanted to tell the whole world.
What particular aspects of your background shaped you as a designer?
There are other non-design skills shaped me as a designer. I would say mainly soft skills like character building and mental strengthening. I started to live separated from my parents since a child and pursued an independent living deciding path, I wanted to go on by myself. I learnt how to make decision and not all decision were right as along the path I made many mistakes. I strongly believed, that shaped my determination on the thing I wanted to do. Being a result driven person, I can be a little emotional sometimes and controlling emotion is also a skill thing and I lose patient when result is not met. During my employment journey, I picked up a lot of multi-tasking managing skills, prioritization and planning. And when pursued to entrepreneur role, that was a big leap of growth and skill such as relationship building, problem solving, decision making and so forth. Also, being an independent designer can be lonely therefore, self-motivation is also important. These are some of the contributor factors as part of this journey and eventually will lead to success.
What is your growth path? What are your future plans? What is your dream design project?
At my level of designing business currently, I wish I can get contract in designing for companies and continue to produce great design, setting trend and get appreciated. For a bigger plan, I would love to serve more people, incorporated my design more on people’s daily lives. I want to be Cally Kwong, a strong and daring person, a person with great interpersonal, full of inspiration, desire and achievements. I want to be remembered as that and my product is a tool to bring me there. I am currently working on a collection with Amethyst and Pearl. At the same time, I will also try to take up some time to continuously upgrade myself by taking some education and competing in a competition. There is also a project, a big necklace, deal with rubies and pearl have yet to realized. But my biggest dream project will be to design a cuff bracelet for Oprah Winfrey because she inspired me a lot. She is such a wonderful woman and the reason I chose cuff bracelet is representing her as a Wonder Woman.
What are your advices to designers who are at the beginning of their career?
As a beginner in designing career, you will face lack of confident and always think your work not good enough. We must believe in ourselves, meanwhile fine tuning on your skills. Ask yourself repeatedly, why you choose this career, why you wanted to do this. So that when you were lost somewhere in future or when you about to give up, you go back and ask yourself why you started from the first place. When, I just started my journey, I never thought of the ugly side of it such as society culture, competition, perception and dealing with people. You face problems all alone an when too many of it, you may break down. Basically, if you start from ground zero, you have nothing to trade other than your young knowledge and skills. I have no connection, no experience, and my mind was filled with “do not know how”, how to start, where to start, whom to find and hundreds of questions you had until you can’t sleep at night. Over time, I learnt to resolve problems and figure out the way I wanted to pave. Best advice I received was to participate in competition and expand your horizon for example go for workshop, conference, exhibition, show and trips that beneficial your field. I strongly believed networking can helps you along the way especially entering entrepreneur journey.
You are truly successful as a designer, what do you suggest to fellow designers, artists and architects?
Some tips we could take home are do not assume everything can be done yourself. Eventhough, you may not have your own team, talk to people. Be open. Because being a designer, sometimes we have this attitude is to confine yourself until you figure out a way. Is not always work, if it doesn’t work you have to open up. When it comes to designing skills, dare to try new ideas. Instil in your mind that anything is possible. You may start with a simple project to get confidence, once you kick started it is easier to move forward. Do not give in too much to limitation, instead think of the possibility rather than taking short cut to just simply give in. Always rationalize yourself on the decision. Because working as a designer, sky is the limit, imagination is unlimited, if we simply give in to limitation that can make a great design, that is rather a pity, you will lose out your own design principle and at the end of the day you may not get the happiness you desire. You may think, this field not suits you and you may consider venture into new thing.
What is your day to day look like?
After breakfast, 10am go to studio, check emails and news, start sketching or continue previous drawing until end of the day if no appointment. Home at 7pm dinner and rest. However, at peak time, home at 10pm or 12am. It will be subjective if I have appointment and it is much more exciting to meet people rather than staying indoor all the time. At times, day can be boring, not much progress or so, best I like to do is gardening or have a nice cup of tea which browsing media.
How do you keep up with latest design trends? To what extent do design trends matter?
I am more likely stick to own personal style, nature inspired oriented. I do not always make product hip on the season, but I like it to be more creative and versatile. I love creating a collection series because beneath is has a story and the extension of it. Sometimes I design something more elaborate but also have a series with the same inspiration but a simpler piece.
How do you know if a product or project is well designed? How do you define good design?
The way I evaluate good design is there is no right or wrong in design. Is all about design elements. Whether the elements you incorporate create a pleasant and harmonious feeling. That will be the very first criteria. Secondly, the practicality. Sometimes, design may be good at paper and we must always ensure the final product is good to use or wear. A lot of the time, we have to test it out and improve from there. Investing in the improvise version is unavoidable.
How do you decide if your design is ready?
Normally, I will compare with my drawing if 95% met I will go ahead. Slight variation happens and depends on which part. As mostly my pieces are hand fabricated, we have to give in to workmanship as long as it doesn’t alter my design drawing or concept. However, I always bear in mind, I can do better next time. I will know it becomes success when it met my expectation and follow by feedback from people. The best way is, if you are so proud of your work, send for 3rd party evaluation such as competition, with this you can gauge where you are or how far you can be.
What is your biggest design work?
My greatest design will be Blue Daisy so far. The concept, flexibility, interchangeable and femininity are the things I am proud of. I have spent significant time about 6 – 9 months from very initial idea. It was all started to design just the ring. I thought that will be my stretch. But after I realized the ring piece, I had another idea, I have more confident to design the whole collection. Because the outcome was over delighted, I want it to be in several pieces. I designed this work because I found blue daisy at florist shop very attractive and unusual. The most challenging was the technical part of the connector and hook whereby it has to be practical, and the unnoticeable. Couple of trial and errors made and communication to manufacturer also has taken up some time. I paid a lot of attention on every details to ensure it looks as perfect as possible.
Who is your favourite designer?
I admires Wallace Chan for his intricate, delicate and precision of jewelry pieces. He doesn’t count quantity that he produces but quality. And his work is making significance to the industry. If I were given a chance to talk to a designer that not alive anymore, I shall choose Salvatore Ferragamo. He created legend from his own bare hand looking at he came from poor family. And back then during his era, he faced big challenges on war and politics too. Although he faced bankruptcy at one point of time, but he revived and grew bigger and more popular. His name still leaves and it is so inspiring to hear his success stories one day.
Would you tell us a bit about your lifestyle and culture?
My inspiring city will be my hometown Ipoh. The place I hold a lot of sentimental values started with some unhappy memories then turned it into motivation. Because I love nature, my hometown has clean spring water, caves, limestone, cleaner air and other heritage. Culture affect my design if I plan to sell the design. However, as I design base on more of our personal style, I do not include much of culture factor. Good design is necessary for advancement of society, it creates beautiful life, cultures like things to talk about, admiration and motivation. Small positive incremental value that I earned will be when I wear my own design. People notices and talk about it. And from there, they kind of gauge I am someone with unique taste and curious in confirming by asking my profession.
Would you tell us more about your work culture and business philosophy?
If I were to find someone to work with me, I prefer someone sincere and share the same mission. I think it is not easy to work with individual unique people, but if we have the same belief and understanding, it clicks well. A 3D computer designer will be my ideal partner. To me a good designer is someone not easily give up, constant challenge yourself, try new things and learn from mistakes. Being in my profession as a jewelry designer, you can get high satisfaction and fulfilment, but it might take a long time to get there. Therefore, need a lot of patient and perseverance. Also, if you are looking at short term monetary reward, it may not turn up the way you expected. In this journey to get there, I believed numerous challenge we have to encounter but always remind yourself we have to be ready. When opportunity comes, we can embark to next bigger milestone.
What are your philanthropic contributions to society as a designer, artist and architect?
I am volunteering in my alumni activities for 3 years now, yearly I participate and involve in workshop, conference which we think it is contributing to the society. I will also consider pro bono work depends on the collaboration. I would say involving in humanitarian project will expand our scope, gain experience, help our profile and gain good publicity. It will be my pleasure to provide opportunities to young designers. By doing so, I create a trusted designer community and bonds better.
What positive experiences you had when you attend the A’ Design Award?
By participating in A’ Design Award and Competition, it has expanded my scope, challenging myself to be more outreach. It is beneficial, because during this process you practice a lot of thinking process and in my opinion is it growing process. It also makes you take another step further to improve yourself further, to upkeep your skill to be competitive advantage and motivate you to be out of your own confined zone. Further to that, A’ Design Award and Competition has created an extension platform to reach the media internationally, it will bring your current state to another level. Being the Designer of the Day, makes me feel proud that I further make known to the people of my work. And that motivates me to do better in coming future.

Extended Interview with Teong Yan Ni

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
I graduated in Pearls and Jewelry Design in 2015 from Gemological Institute of America and Jewelry Manufacturing Art in 2016 locally.
What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
I started with hobby taking up pearl beading class 7 years ago. I eventually felt in love in pearl at first and I have this dream to become a designer. I always see myself can be more fulfilled other than working in a corporate world. So I left my job.
What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
I mainly inspired by nature, phenomenon and their surroundings. I wish to design more big and versatile pieces with color-stones in relate to nature.
What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
For young designers, remember your dream, work hard with your whole heart on it and never give up.
What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
Good designer is doing what a designer should do, great designer performs extra-ordinary design, design that touches people, dare to take the challenge and try new things.
What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
The way I evaluate good design is there is no right or wrong in design. Is all about design elements.
What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
Good design creates emotions and has its story behind every creation that worth investing.
What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?
I would love to create bracelet cuff for Oprah Winfrey if I had the time. Because she is such a wonderful, generous and big heart woman. I shall design an incredible bracelet cuff for her just like Wonder Woman.
What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?
I have couple of drawings but one very prominent would be a necklace full of rubies and pearls that I would like to realize. That drawing originally not that elaborate, because that night I can't sleep, so I drew, when I started I can't stop. I was still at school back then, I played with geometrical shapes and visualizing butterflies wing shapes and many more butterflies came together.
What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?
The secret ingredient for success in design is have your own space and time. Explore your imaginary and take a moment to breath.
Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
I inspired by Wallace Chan, Jimmy Choo and Zang Toi as my design masters and legends.
What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?
I amazed by Wallace Chan, intricate, delicate and precision of designing. His collection make me feel so livelier and beautiful at all angles.
What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?
My greatest design will be Blue Daisy. The concept, flexibility, interchangeable and femininity. It has 8 different ways of wearing and I make wearer feel fresh and new whenever they interchange the parts.
How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?
To be a better designer, keep exploring, drawing, sketching and modifying. Also, practice mental strength, an area that we could not neglect. Because we need to deal with many things and sometimes things do not happen the way we wanted. Therefore, hang on there and stay positive.
If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?
If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done? This question is something I never think before because ever since I ventured in this field. I never look back.
How do you define design, what is design for you?
Design is about emotional art of expression. It is so unique, unable to duplicate the moments, thus idea is very natural and origin, no right or wrong in designing, is all about design elements.
Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?
My greatest supported is my spouse, he supports me unconditionally.
What helped you to become a great designer?
To be a great designer, dare to dream, never stop being curious, keep practicing and believing in yourself.
What were the obstacles you faced before becoming a design master?
Before becoming design master, I always face self-doubt, lack of confidence, lack of knowledge of jewelry manufacturing, juggle between doing business and designing, dealing with expectation but over time if you never give up, you will sort these out.
How do you think designers should present their work?
One of the challenges for designer is how to present their work? I would say we need a lot of communication, at this digital age, social media is fine but also to participate in competition. Make use of the platform provided and pay attention on details.
What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?
My ultimate goal is to become internationally recognize designer and let people have my design as part of their lives.
What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?
People expect esteemed designer to produce new design every now and then. Update and communicate regularly. And I think the market would love something more personalize and affordable.
How does design help create a better society?
Design creates better society by creating more stylist way of living be in work or personal. Expressing yourself through jewelry make you feels good.
Which design projects gave you the most satisfaction, why?
Other than Blue Daisy, I have another collection called Hot Spring. Because that piece is very much emotional attached. As I like to go hotspring, one day, wind was strong, small yellow flowers dropped from trees on the hotspring water. That moment my idea was triggered.
What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?
In coming years, I would love to see more people recognize and value the work of designer.
Where do you think the design field is headed next?
Design field is evolving to computer aided and Virtual Reality, however, I still think original design is the best, from your own idea and traditional way creates more emotion and personal touch. It will be heading towards statement designs, like personalize jewelries or something.
When you have a new design project, where do you start?
When I start a new design project, I normally start from inspiration, idea, research to sketches to mood board.
What is your life motto as a designer?
As a designer my motto is "Jewelry is an expression of art"
Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?
Design can set trends depends on the designer and their PR or Marketing campaign. And Trends can set design too because marketer also need to depend on the market needs. Can be happened both.
What is the role of technology when you design?
The role of technology plays importantly just like 3D computer design will help your visualization and realization especially for printing and casting certain precision design, also improve speed and reduce human error.
What kind of design software and equipment do you use in your work?
In my design work, I am using number of drawing and coloring tools, sketch book, clay and paper.
What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?
Color, materials and ambient of designs are inter-related and play an important role to each other. For example, what type of combination of colors create more harmonious ambient? When sort of material will be practical and able to support the design?
What do you wish people to ask about your design?
I wish people like to ask more about my design inspiration, how do you come out with that design idea?
When you see a new great design or product what comes into your mind?
When I see new great design, it inspires me and to figure out their details of their design. Sometimes, I even feel like wanting to meet the designer.
Which people you interacted had the most influence on your design?
I do interact with people and most influence my design will be my circle of friends, as they give honest feedback.
Which books you read had the most effect on your design?
I like mostly visual like coloring book, ancient jewelry book and history book.
How did you develop your skills as a master designer?
To develop further skill, we need to keep practicing and do some trial and error. Never be afraid to try, and face failure if it didn't turn out as good as you expected.
Irrelative of time and space, who you would want to meet, talk and discuss with?
If I have the opportunity irrelative of time and space I would like to meet and talk to Oprah Winfrey, Ferruccio Ferragamo, Wallace Chan, Jimmy Choo, Cally Kwong and Zang Toi.
How do you feel about all the awards and recognition you had, is it hard to be famous?
This is my first time of getting an award, I think we have to keep participating it because this is how you push yourself to do better. Hopefully with better platform designer can contribute more to the industry. It is hard to be famous because designer need to find a right platform to ride on. But I think it is even harder to be famous if you sit at your comfort zone.
What is your favorite color, place, food, season, thing and brand?
I like places such as Swiss Alps, Salzburg North Terrace (Sound of Music), Loch Ness Lake, Waitomo Glowworm Caves. For food I love my traditional food, Chinese food from my home town Ipoh.
Please tell us a little memoir, a funny thing you had experienced as a designer?
When I was explaining my design, I paused and brought my clay out. I started rolling the clay to make tube at first and my client look at me weirdly.
What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?
It makes my day when some one really appreciate and value my effort and my design. I motivate myself by reminding myself of my dream. And the journey is long, it takes one step at a time.
When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?
When I was a child I never thought I would become jewelry designer, but I love craft works for example collecting sea shells and made into some forms, sewing and stitching, coloring and drawing. And art was my favorite because to me without me realizing that was the easiest subject to score high.
What do you think about future; what do you see will happen in thousand years from now?
In thousand years from now, we probably will be the next living thing in Mars with non-polluted and non-diseased environment. Living together with non-human cultures. Travel around the universe and visiting planets by space ships.
Please tell us anything you wish your fans to know about you, your design and anything else?
I will work harder and wish to contribute more to the industry. Please like my social media page if you wish to follow me for future exciting updates.

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