Judges - Youth
Dennis Cheok

Founder & Creative Director, UPSTRS_

Dennis is the founder and creative director of UPSTRS_, an award-winning multi-disciplinarian design firm based in Singapore. A background in architecture, theatre, and influences in culture, music, graphic design, fashion and sculpture shape sensitivity to the creation of evocative moods, through a nonstandard interpretation of form, space, material and context. Design is a perennial preoccupation for Dennis, who believes that every brief has the potential to offer genuine and new experiences for its uses. Each project offers a story told and to be continued. In the process, Dennis, as well as his team members, build upon preceding knowledge of poetics and narrative the necessary demands of pragmatism, concepts, ideation and power of design to affect change and memory in the everyday life of uses.