Founder and Creative Director, The Press Room (Singapore)
An architect by training, Kelley Cheng is a modern day polymath who has immersed herself in the roles of editor, writer, curator, spatial designer, graphic designer, video director, interactive designer, and educator. She runs her own publishing and design consultancy The Press Room, designing everything from books to brands, exhibitions, documentaries, and even stage and film sets. As a creative director, her graphic and branding projects include the Youth Olympics Games, Singapore Pavilion at the World Expo Yeosu 2012, The National Art Gallery Singapore, and more.
Kelley has curated and designed many high-profile exhibitions including President’s Design Award 2015 and 2017; augmented reality art show “Martell 300 Air Gallery”; “Project 6581” for Japan Creative Centre; co-curated “Rotations: The Art of Tim Yip” and “TributeSG” with Esplanade; co-curated iLight Marina Bay Light Art Festival 2009 with Randy Chan; the exhibition “Limit-Limitless” at the Venice Biennale for architectural firm MKPL Architects; and a big scale architectural exhibition for REDAS (Real Estate Development Association Singapore) celebrating SG50.
An active educator, she had served as adjunct lecturer in Visual Communications at Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, and The Glasgow School of Art, Singapore; and an adjunct lecturer in Interior Architecture at LaSalle College of the Arts. She is also a frequent name on international design judging panels Red Dot Awards, Nagoya-Do!, Creative Circle Award, etc.
She is a board member of the Design Communication Industry Advisory Group for LaSalle College of the Arts, and Singapore Polytechnic Design School Advisory Board, among others.