Alvin Tan
Creative Direction, Singapore
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Brief Summary
Design - a tool that gives businesses an edge in the competition, value adds to any asset/ investment.

Specializes in:
* Illumination for Architectural Projects (Commercial/ Retail/ Residential/ Industrial)
* Energy Efficient Lighting Design & Application
* Lighting Application Specification
Queensland Government
Sony Ericsson
Hewlett Packard
Architects Action International
Arthouse Design
ATL Decorations
Axis ID
Cynosure Design
Deluge Fire Protection
Design Link Architects
DLQ Design
Down to Earth Designs
DP Architects
DP Design
Gin+Design Workshop
Liu+Wo Architects
LOOK Architects
Meinhardt (Singapore)
MT-i Design
Odé To Art
Park International Interior
Project Lighting Design
RT+Q Architects
Tierra Design
Tinderbox Landscape Studio
Toh Yiu Kwong Architects
Tow Francis
Yio Chu Kang Chapel
Professional Experience

D’Light Associates Pte Ltd – Business Development Executive | Lighting Professional (Oct 2004 – present)
Functions as Middle Management personnel, responsible for establishing & bridging business relations with clientele, as well as broaden inter-continental material resource network for the company. Rendering Lighting Application & Eco-friendly Solutions to clients, undertaking Business Operations, Logistics and Project Management are among the core responsibilities.

Lawton & Yeo Design Associates Pte Ltd – Product Design (CMFA) | Trends Media (Jul 2003 – Sep 2004)
Research & presents Consumer Trends (tele-communications markets) in Greater Asia for Japanese-Swedish phone maker Sony Ericsson. Responsible for product cosmetics design, liaison & set QA/QC samples with intercontinental appointed vendors.

Singapore Armed Forces, 1SIR – R&D Administrator | Unit WITs Facilitator (Aug 1999 – Feb 2002)
Reports to Brigade Staff Officer, Unit Commanding Officer & Unit Manpower Officer - responsible for administration of all Regimental & Disciplinary matters, includes; investigations for General Court Martial proceedings. Facilitates work improvement initiatives towards productivity & cost savings; for the Unit. Organization & participation in field operations included.

Nobel Design Holding – Design Intern (Q2 1998)
Assistant to the furnishing & décor In-house Designers- understudied operational schematics of the multidisciplinary design corporation. Participated in the organizing of; marketing campaigns.


Queensland University of Technology, Australia (2002)
Bachelor of Built Environment & Engineering (Industrial Design)

Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore (1999)
Diploma in Product & Industrial Design

Courses Attended:

Productivity & Standards Board, Singapore (2001)
Work Improvement Team – Facilitator

Outward Bound School, Singapore (1993)

Seminars & Symposiums Attended:

* Aug 2010 Info-Communication Technology Business Forum & Regional Partnership Symposium By Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency
* Nov 2009 Info-Communication Technology Business Forum & Regional Partnership Symposium By Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency
* Oct 2009 Solid State Lighting ‘The Use of LEDs in General Lighing Applications’
By OSRAM Opto Semiconductors
* Jun 2008 Solid State Lighting ‘The Evolving Role of LED in Lighting II’ By Future Lighting Solutions/ Philips (Lumileds)
* Jun 2008 Master planning, Management & Economy of Urban Lighting By Guangzhou International Lighting Technology Symposium
* Nov 2007 “Eco-friendly light for the Earth” Seminar By Iwasaki Singapore
* Sep 2007 OEMs workshop; ActiLume, EasiDim and DALI products, "Sustainability- Our world of opportunities" continued By Philips Electronics Singapore
* Aug 2007 Environment & Sustainability, "Sustainability- Our world of opportunities" Seminar By Philips Electronics Singapore
Awards and Recognition
* Letter of Commendation- SAF, 2011
* CO's Medallion (S1)- SAF, 2011
* CO's Medallion (RSM)- SAF, 2011
* Good Service Medal - SAF, 2009
* Best Soldier Award - SAF, 2009
* Highly Commended - QLD Govt. & QUT, 2002
* Gold Award - 2SIB USMS & WITS Competition, 2001
* Honorable Mention - 1997 LG Electronics Design Competition

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