Hello there, I am Somewan or
Somewan is a freelance illustrator with a strong background in tech and products. With more than 10 years of experience in the design industry, she is passionate in finding effective ways to connect ideas, imagination and emotions on a canvas. On the side, she loves everything cats, maps, architecture, trees, mountains and fascinated by all kind of miniature models.
Currently, she is represented globally for illustration work by The Different Folk.
Independent Freelance Illustrator • Self-employed2018 – Present
Going solo to hone my craft and illustrate. Represented by The Different Folk in 2021.
Product Illustrator (Freelance) • Grab2019 – Present
Supports Design Ops team and UI/UX designers on product illustration and help contribute to the current design systems.
Senior Product Designer • Zendesk2012 – 2018
Worked closely with product managers, engineers, UX researcher and the global creative team to grow design through iterations, ideation and user validation.
Illustrator/Art Director (Freelance)2009 – 2015
Notably, illustrated, researched and compiled a bilingual book on preserving "Vanishing Crafts" and "Vanishing Materials", led by Prof. Jesvin Yeo.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Communication
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Diploma in Industrial Design
Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore