2 Day Studio Management Workshop

First Media Professional Learning Centre Pte Ltd

Course introduction

This course guides designers and aspiring designers on what to expect when entering this fast paced industry. Participants will be given an insight on what it takes to run and work in a fully efficient design house; the basic organisational workflow, from receiving a design brief from a customer, to the final delivery of a completed project. Our speaker will share tips and insights on how to streamline the workflows of the various departments with the ultimate aim of creating a design workforce that runs at optimal efficiency.

Course Outline

An overview of the 2 days program:

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Trainer Profile

Mark Phooi

Mark is one of Singapore's most accomplished design entrepreneurs who has worked his way up from a one-man operation in 1989, to CEO of First Media (FM) Group. With a strong passion in design, he continued to pursue Master's degree in design from University of New South Wales, Australia to become a trained designer. Subsequently, he undertook management courses to fulfill his dream of being a designpreneur.
Being one of Singapore's largest locally owned communications group with over 15 design studios spread across seven Asian markets -The FM Group has a proven track record and was awarded with the Enterprise 50 Start-Up Award in 2005.
In 2006, Mark was also awarded with Singapore's most recognised business accolade as one of the Top Entrepreneurs of the Year - co-organised by the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME) and the Rotary Club of Singapore. Throughout his two decades of consulting experience, he has earned and accumulated over 30 different design awards.
Mark has since shifted his professional goal from design consultancy and devotes his energy and time into growing of First Media Design School (www.firstmedia.edu.sg). Under Mark's leadership, FMDS advocates the teaching of design management and designpreneurship using Mark's 'tried and tested' teaching system. Over the past decades, he has personally groomed more than 50 designpreneurs.
FMDS is headquartered in Singapore, and has operations in Mumbai, Port Louise, Jakarta and Surabaya. In March 2013, Mark published his biography titled 'Think like a Sage, Work like a Fool, Act like a Criminal.