Alex Ortega (Content Creator)
Alex is a highly efficient, innovative and methodical team member with significant experiences in the design and photography industry.
He has worked at various design agencies such as FLP Yomiko and PXL Designs where he was responsible for the management of the design studio and staff, conceptualising and planning of marketing campaigns for clients (local and international), including the delivery and production of all related materials. His key strengths include the ability to develop partnerships & relationships with third parties to meet strategic objectives, identifying key marketing opportunities, ensuring campaigns run to deadline and on budget.
He has an impressive list of achievements and this include the following: • Exhibition – SIN: A Singapore Instagram Exhibition – National Library • Conceptulise and Excecuted “Ganbatte Japan – For the Great East Japan Earthquake” • Took over the Administration of the ClubSnap Facebook Page • 1st Prize “Create the Big Picture” photography contest • Conducted Food Photography Workshop for NTUC Club • Conceptualise and Executed “PhotoAid – For Myanmar, Cyclone Nargis” 2007 • Exhibition – eye é city, National Library • Exhibition – New Age, National Museum • Exhibition – Independent Days, Sub Station 1992 • Consolation Prize “Young People Today” 1st Tertiary Photo Competition • Exhibition – Heal Our Planet Earth, 5th Passage • Exhibition – Young People Today, Sub Station 1991 • Exhibition – legs – Seats of Thought, 5th Passage 1988 • Bronze Medal Sailing (Optimist Class) 11th Sea Carnival.
Lawrence Teo (Creative Mentor)
Lawrence Teo wears many hats. Professionally, he has worked in photography and video production since 2001. He felt a need to give back to society, so he went into education and was a part-time lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts for 9 years. His key responsibilities include academic preparation, teaching and delivery of the Creative Photography & Photoshop module and cognitive based contents to ensure students’ learning objectives are met.
He also gave workshops that trained and facilitated students from the Media & Publication team of CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent. The key duties were to train the students in photojournalism for the school’s website and newsletter and video production for their internal news broadcasting programs.
He is currently the CCA Coach for Info-comm Photography at Singapore Chinese Girls’ School. In this role, he is responsible to equip the students with the skills and knowledge to participate in competitions and to take well composed pictures during school events for use in the school’s stock library. One of his biggest achievement in SCGS has to be leading a team of students to victory as one of the winners of MOE’s inaugural Photography Competition of 2018. Winning competitions are indeed milestones but to him, it’s the small things in life that matters most; his aim for all his students is to impart passion and knowledge and to pursue creativity and “out of the box” solutions to their daily life.
Ronald Low (Socialpreneur)
Ronald is a passionate documentarian and he published his first photobook, “Dogwood Blossom”, in May 2016 and it helped to raise funds for various dog shelters and animal rescue groups.
He has exhibited at the “When The Mountains Called” exhibition that ran from 11 to 17 May 2015 at the ION Orchard to raise funds for the earthquake victims of Nepal. He was also commissioned to produce a series of portraits of the punks for The Substation’s “Discipline The City” exhibition that ran from 23 Aug to 26 Nov 2017.
Ronald is also a dedicated educator and believes in nurturing the youth of today. He is a registered MOE trainer for Photography and Entrepreneurship. He had taken on the role of Advisor for the SUTD (Singapore University of Technology & Design) Photographic Circle (2012-2015). During his tenure as Advisor, the following students, Benjamin Lee and Sheen In Liew, achieved Top 3 positions in the Student Category for the Canon Photo Marathon in 2012 and 2014 respectively. He has also taught at various schools such as Raffles Institution, Catholic Junior College, Broadrick Secondary, Geylang Methodist and Pathlight School.
Daphne Kong (Financial Controller)
Daphne is a well experienced accountant in accounting fields more than 20 years to deploying highly qualified financial reporting to meet small to medium size enterprises (SME) objectives through practical solutions based on values of integrity, reliability and personal attention.
She is a meticulous person who is highly competent at dealing with all aspects of financial management, from planning annual budgets to completing tax returns. Customer focused, her experience in the finance departments of many clients has given her an insight into different commercial practices.
She is an indoor and outdoor learner photographer for portraits and landscape since year 2017.