Hello, I am Siu Yen Lo and I do Graphic Design.
From Singapore and based in London, U.K.
Graduate  → Department of Typography, UoR
Designer  → Applied Wayfinding
View my projects ( ↓ scroll ) or get in touch  → info 


With the set of woodblock type I created, I letterpress printed this Modieval Letterpress Specimen ( 2017 / 6 · letterpress / typography ) using a precision proofing press. ( ↑ back to top )


I created three compositions of London ( 2017 / 6 · risography ) illustrating my time in the city using print paraphernalia I've gathered from various events and activities, and through the method of improvisation so beautifully possible only with Risography. ( ↑ back to top )


#Dhmmpda ( 2017 / 6 · letterpress / typography ) is a reinterpretation of two verses of Buddhist scripture from the Dhammapada realised in two pairs of letterpress posters that act as open spreads. ( ↑ back to top )


Modieval ( 2017 / 5 · modular type / type design ) is a modern-day boldface blackletter revival that stresses the rhythmic doggedness, hefty contrast and angularity of fraktur scripts through the constraints of a modular substructure. ~ Documentation In Progress ~. ( ↑ back to top )


Species Of Spaces: Topo Map ( 2017 / 3 · typography ) is a typographic response to the 1974 essay ‘Species of Spaces’ by Georges Perec. His obsessive observation and meta-referential links between occupying physical space and space on the page made it apt for me to reinterpret his essay as a topographic map of words. ( ↑ back to top )


With the Brutalist Biannual ( 2016 / 12 · editorial / typography ), I exploited the dense, content-heavy graphic language of newspapers to emphasise the aesthetic regularity and stoic elegance of the Barbican Estate in the City of London. ( ↑ back to top )


I was commissioned by SUPERMAMA to design ‹ Fú 福 Shòu 壽 Xǐ 囍 › Plates ( 2015 / 1 · chinese lettering / product design ), a 3-piece series suitable for gifting to family. The plates had to embody the ideals of filial piety, warmth and love, and look clean, elegant and relevant. ( ↑ back to top )


Through my work I seek to explore the symbiotic kinship between form and function. Although most confident in tackling projects by asking ‘why’ first, my current interests lie in investigating the fringes of form in my explorations of display type.

Get in touch through siuyenlo@gmail.com or via Telegram for a chat or collaborations, and see what I'm up to on Instagram.

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If you should require it, my résumé is as follows:

Experience
›    Applied Wayfinding UK  ·  Designer  ·  2019 / 8 – present
›    Applied Wayfinding UK  ·  Graphic Design Intern  ·  2018 / 6 – 9
›    Somewhere Else SG  ·  Freelance Graphic Designer  ·  2014 / 5 – 9
›    Somewhere Else SG  ·  Graphic Design Intern  ·  2013 / 7 – 10

Education
›    Department of Typography, U/o Reading  ·  BA Graphic Communication  ·  2017 / 9 – 2019 / 6
›    London College of Communication  ·  BA (Hons) Graphic & Media Design  ·  2016 / 10 – 2017 / 6
›    School of Design; Temasek Polytechnic  ·  Diploma in Visual Communication  ·  2011 / 4 – 2014 / 4

Achievements
›    The Crowbar Awards 2014
      Editorial Publication GOLD for “–graphy: How We Understand The World”  ·  2014 / 9
›    Philips Design Excellence Award 2014
      For “–graphy: How We Understand The World”  ·  2014 / 3

Features
›    The Design Society — Journal No. 9: Order
      Student Showcase feature of “–graphy: How We Understand The World”  ·  2015 / 2
›    The Straits Times — Life! Section
      Product feature of “Jalan Besar Gangster Kitties” Plates  ·  2014 / 8 / 2