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Angelynn Tan Yug Jiun

Programme Leader, Art and Design

Senior Lecturer

Fashion Studies


Master of Arts in Arts and Design (Studio Practice),
Loughborough University, UK

Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE),
Nanyang Technological University,
National Institute of Education, Singapore

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Design, Textile Options,
Northumbria University, UK


Angelynn co-founded EarthCulture in 1999, a design studio which specializes in graphic and textile design. She had since carried out projects with Robinsons & Co., Singapore Lifestyle Department, The Necessary Stage, and Club 21 Singapore. Besides running the studio, her interest in painting got her working with Memories of the East Pte Ltd and Asian Art Options, both of which are art galleries and art consultancies in Singapore.

Some of her notable achievements include winning 1st Prize for both the “Singapore Designers Award” in 2002 and the “Best Graduate Award Singapore/London” in 2003, where she exhibited her collection in Manchester Square, UK, in the London Graduate Fashion Week. She has also held her solo art exhibition “The Fashion of Art” in 2003 as well as various collaborative exhibitions in Singapore, Malaysia, Shanghai and Australia.

As a fashion and textile designer, she has presented her fashion collections at the “Blue Print Show”, “Jakarta Fashion Week” and “Mercedes Fashion Week Singapore” from 2004 to 2007. She then collaborated with Australian fashion designer Jules Tognini, and launched her eco-fashion collection “Green is the New Black”, a bamboo fibre collection in 2007.

As a lecturer at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Angelynn did not stop pursuing her passion. She completed her Master’s Degree in Arts and Design at Loughborough University in 2012, and her work was a practice-led research-experimentation of processes between the artist’s work on the materials, the reaction of the materials in the making process, and the outcome of the final piece of work. She has a keen interest to pursue the continuing research on the sensitivity of colour and touch. She believes that her practice and experiences will inspire her students in many ways.