Do Not Design is a creative agency based in Singapore specialising in work for art, culture and commerce. Set out to build a new way to connect, we help brands identify opportunities and build relationship with audiences. We redefine briefs to better campaign; design to surprise; provoke interactions, and engage interests and engagements across mediums, industries and generations. We are a well-developed network of creative producers—designers, strategists, marketers to writers, photographers and illustrators working in branding, events marketing, digital and spatial design in a variety of clients ranging from museums and non-profit art spaces to publishers, universities and government organisations, public-listed companies, small-to-medium-size enterprises, new startups and individual artists, that includes Crocodile, DesignSingapore Council, Dr. Martens, Fred Perry, harryhalim, John Clang, Kingsland Global, Luxola, National Arts Council, National University of Singapore, N Tyler, Shentonista, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Tiger Beer (US), Zouk. The agency has received recognition and awards from some of the most prestigious international design competitions, including the British D&AD, New York One Show Design, Creative Circle Awards, Tokyo Type Directors Club, and the New York Art Directors Club. Our work has also featured in numerous international design publications, including Quotation Magazine, It's Nice That, Magculture, Design 360, Asia Pacific Design, Asian Creatives ‘150 Emerging Asian Creatives to Watch’.
Issue 9 of The Design Society Journal seeks to explore ORDER as both a thesis and its own antithesis in the paradoxical phenomenon of creation and production.
Featured in this issue: Hanson Ho (of H55) speaks about the economy of working solo; Ryosuke Uehara and Yoshie Watanabe (of KIGI) share with us their borrowed philosophy from the laws of nature; Clarence Wee and Joanne Lim (of Craft Varies and The Letter J Supply respectively) negotiates perfection and imperfection in the art of calligraphy; and lastly, artist-photographer Lavender Chang opens up about the intimate duality in both her identity and work process.
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