Jesvin Yeo is a designer, educator and researcher based in Singapore, and graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Her research interests relate to the historical and contemporary cultural changes in the areas of “Asian Material Culture”, “Singapore Studies” and “Typography”. She investigates the intersection of cultural elements and motivation, as well as experiment with communication through visual and technology. As the foundation of her research, Jesvin employs design as a means for understanding, examining and critiquing the world around her. More specifically, she believes that design questions the social, cultural, historical, technological and formal norms that surround us daily. Her design works have been published in several design magazines and books such as, Applied Typography 22, Wallpaper*, How Magazine, Letterheads & Business Cards 2, Graphic Design 3, and The Design Journal.
Jesvin is the author of “Choi! Touchwood!”, a top seller illustrated cultural book in Kinokuniya bookstore, Singapore (2010). Jesvin is also an associate editor of Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal and The International Journal of the Book. She serves as assistant publications coordinator at Singapore Society of Asian Studies and an advisory member of the CE Advisory Committee at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Her publications include journal articles, book chapters and books on cultures in Singapore, typography and book design. Jesvin’s works have also been exhibited internationally, including 798 Art District in Beijing, Museum of Design in Atlanta and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Washington D.C.. She recently designed the Singapore Chinatown Visitor Centre and its related merchandise.