Jackson Tan is a Singaporean artist, designer and curator, born in 1974. He is the creative director of BLACK, a multi-disciplinary creative studio (2002 – present) and founding partner of PHUNK, a contemporary art collective (1994 – present). He has collaborated and worked with brands and organizations such as Nike, MTV, Asian Civilisations Museum, DesignSingapore, Herman Miller, UNIQLO, Levi’s and Tiger Beer. Some of his notable projects include the brand identity design of SG50, to celebrate Singapore’s golden jubilee and the experience design of the Peranakan Museum. He is the creator of Art-Zoo. In 2013, BLACK was commissioned by Bureau of Cultural Affairs 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 biennale, museum and gallery exhibitions internationally, including MOCA Taipei, the Animamix Biennale, Design Museum (London), Gwangju Design Biennale, Singapore Art Museum, Venice Biennale and the Fukuoka Art Triennale. PHUNK has also collaborated with artists like The Rolling Stones and pop artist Keiichi Tanaami. He was awarded ‘Designer of the Year’ in 2007 by the President’s Design Award, the highest accolade for designers in Singapore.
Partner, Isometric Studio
Chair, MFA Design for Social Innovation at SVA
Creative Director, Christopher Doyle & Co.
Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy
Founder and Creative Director, ATLASON studio
Partner, Ishan Khosla Design LLP and The Typecraft Initiative
Creative Director and Co-Founder, BLACK and PHUNK
Executive Creative Director, Method Studios
Typeface Designer, Mota Italic
Artist and Designer, Lab New
Pen and ink Illustrator and Writer, Lizzie Mary Cullen
Author, Clothes on Film
Partner, Anagram Architects
Founder and Designer, Studio Myerscough
Co-founder / Type Designer, Ek Type
Creative Director, Dentsu Inc.
Founder & Creative Head, HYPHEN
ECD at Large; and Founder, Lean Mean Fighting Machine
Global Art Manager, Absolut
Type designer and Co-founder, Huerta Tipográfica
Principal, Stephen Burks Man Made