Design Sojourn was founded in 2005 as a means to exist virtually on the confluence of Good Industrial Design and the Internet. Design Sojourn has since become a leading web authority on design strategy, design research, design management, good industrial design and design thinking.
At the end of September 2010, almost 5 years after Design Sojourn was founded, the Brand evolved into a multidisciplinary design consultancy that focuses on creating next generation strategic design propositions that go beyond products, and into services, systems and processes.
Design Sojourn is based in Singapore and is supported by strategic partners from Singapore and around the world.
Our services include:
1) Holistic design strategies that include user-centered design research, business strategies, commercially savvy design languages, and innovative multi-disciplinary design solutions.
2) Well-articulated design thinking programs underpinned by deep user (customer) research and a passion in crafting creative environments in organisations through training and education.
3) Cutting edge industrial design anchored on a creative process built around the tenets of joy, functionality, and simplicity.
We have consulted for organizations such as Singapore Tourism Board, Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital, SingHealth Academy, Dell, The Chilli Boutique, e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), Design Singapore Council, Yanko Design, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Sumajin, and Philips Design. We have also collaborated with the online presence of brands such as Ogilvy’s 360 Digital Influence team, Feng Zhu Design, HP, and Nokia.
Our agency’s experimental and entrepreneurial products (iPoor, The Un-p3 Project, and Expandable Sketchbook) have been featured and exhibited in the Sydney Morning Herald, Home and Decor Magazine, NotCot, Mocoloco, IDAsia.org, Yanko Design, Engadget, and the Singapore Design Festival.
Design Sojourn is a Partner with the Design Thinkers Group.
About the Team
Brian is a multidisciplinary Design Leader with more than 15 years of experience leading strategic design programs that drives successful Brands, Fortune 500 businesses, and Government Institutions such as GE, Philips, Nakamichi, Flextronics, Ericsson, Hannspree, and HP. His passion is in helping organisations leverage on Design Driven Innovation to make people’s lives better.
His designs, or those by the teams he has led, have been recognized with prestigious awards such as: The Singapore Design Award – Silver (2010), 2 Red Dots in Product Design (2010 for HTS8160B, 2005), Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award (2007), 2 CES Innovations Award Honorees (2007), Red Dot Concept Award (2006), and a “Merit” in the Young Professional Designers Award (2002).
These designs have been featured in T3 (Lumos, HTS9520, HTS9140), Wired Magazine, Home and Décor, Engadget China, Yanko Design, and exhibited at Singapore Design Festival (2007) and 20/20 Product Design (2004).
He was formally a Senior Design Manager at Philips Design leading their global portfolio of home cinema/entertainment products and Head of Industrial Design at Nakamichi. He founded and currently runs Design Sojourn, a strategic design consultancy.
Creative Director | Branding and Communications
[ Black Design | Strategic Alliance Partner ]
Jackson Tan is a Singaporean artist, designer and curator. He is a a co-founder of :phunk studio, a multi-disciplinary art & design collective. He is also the creative director of Black Design, a creative communications agency.
He has worked with clients such as MTV, DesignSingapore Council, Discovery Channel, Peranakan Museum and Nike. His works have won recognition in international award shows such as the British D&AD, American Center of Design 100 Show, Promax Asia, Asia Media Design Awards and The Creative Circle Award.
As a curator, he has curated a number of landmark exhibitions, including “20/20″ (2004; London Design Festival 2006), an ongoing showcase that charts the paradigm shift occurring in Singapore’s creative landscape; “Utterubbish! A collection of UseLess Ideas” (Singapore Design Festival 2007), an exhibition featuring sustainable design by over 30 international design presentations; and “New Wave – Singapore’s Contemporary Design Culture” (Center for Creative Communications, Japan, 2008).
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