JUROR 2016

Mr Jackson Tan

Creative Director,
BLACK Design


Jackson Tan (born in 1974) is a Singaporean artist, designer and curator.


He is the creative director of BLACK, a multi-disciplinary creative agency (2002 - present) and founding partner of PHUNK, a contemporary art & design collective (1994 - present) based in Singapore.

He has collaborated and worked with brands and clients such as Nike, MTV, The Rolling Stones, Asian Civilisations Museum, DesignSingapore Council, Herman Miller, UNIQLO, Levi's and Tiger Beer. Notable projects include the brand concept and identity of SG50, a commissioned design created to celebrate Singapore's golden jubilee, and the experience design of the Peranakan Museum. In 2013, BLACK was commissioned by the Bureau of Cultural Affairs of Kaohsiung City to curate and design 'CREATIVE©ITIES', an exhibition that "maps creativity in Asia-Pacific's cities today". BLACK was awarded 'Design: Best of Category' and 'Independent Agency of the Year' at the Gong Show 2014.

PHUNK’s artworks are featured in numerous museum collections and gallery exhibitions, including Singapore Art Museum, MOCA Taipei, Design Museum, Gwangju Design Biennale, Venice Biennale and the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

Jackson was awarded 'Designer of the Year' in 2007 by the President's Design Award, the highest accolade for designers in Singapore.




Hans Tan


Founder, Hans Tan Studio; and Assistant Professor, Division of Industrial Design,
National University of Singapore
Hans Tan Studio