Meet the Team
Executive Director, Co-founder aka “Our Girl Boss at P!D”
Mizah is a designer and community organizer who is a strong advocate for a participatory and community-centric approach in the design and planning of cities and neighbourhoods. She is currently an Associate Lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of Design and Environment, and was previously a researcher at the National University of Singapore’s Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities. Since the thesis for her Masters of Architecture at the National University of Singapore, Mizah’s portfolio of participatory-based works has expanded to include neighbourhood planning, public space design, and community art installations; working in partnership with grassroots organisations, educational institutions, civic groups and government agencies. Her standing in the participatory design field has seen her being invited to present at various local and international platforms including the New Cities Summit 2017, Asian Pacific Urban Youth Assembly organized by UN-Habitat, TedXBondUniversity and World Architecture Festival. She was a finalist in the Makers of More Challenge by Ashoka Changemakers, in 2015 and is nominated as a World Cities Summit Young Leader in 2018. She also sits on Singapore Heritage Society Exco Board.
Assistant Director aka “Our Super man and Chief of the office”
Larry is a strong believer that the “community has the power to shape and influence their built environment”. Graduating from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a M.Arch in 2014, and having done a thesis focusing on co-creating spaces with the local rental housing community, he joined P!D in 2016 to further explore his passion for Participatory Design. Prior to joining P!D, he was an architectural associate at CPG Consultants. His work in design and project management includes the Enhancement to the UNESCO Heritage site at Singapore National Orchid Garden, Eight Riversuites and NUCLEOS @ Biopolis. In 2014, he was also the recipient of the BCA-CPG Industrial scholarship award as well as the URA Urban Design prize.
Project Associate aka “Our Sweetest Graphic Design Chief”
Jen is a designer whose interest in participatory design grew out of a love of visual communication and a belief that successful design should be inclusive and human-centred. Jen has a BFA in Advertising and Graphic Design from the Columbus College of Art and Design and an MA in Social Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Jen has had the privilege of partnering with several communities, addressing issues such as: connecting low-income older adults to affordable hearing devices, working with parents to make reading a priority in the lives of their children, fostering environmentally friendly places of worship with faith leaders, bringing pastors together to discuss racism and oppression against African Americans, and assisting in designing a redevelopment plan with community members of neglected neighbourhoods.
Mui Ping Lim
Product Designer aka “Our Sassy Hands-on Super Girl”
A wise man once told me, "Design is whatever you say it is." For Mui Ping, a design needs to have a purpose be it a product, app or a conceptual piece. The satisfaction of designing for a purpose and seeing the user appreciating your hard-work is the most rewarding gift to her. Always hungry for material exploration and new technology. She have always love drawing and created her own illustration brand - Bleak illustration documenting the hardship of design life. She learns about material properties from her Diploma in User Experience and Product Design in Singapore Polytechnic and have prior knowledge of 3D printing while working in the design industry, after furthering her studies in NAFA 3D Design she found P!D and was interested in engaging the public and redesigning spaces to improve the lives of people. She has a weakness for adorable animals.
Graphic Designer aka “Our ray of sunshine and design maverick”
Amira is a graphic designer who believes in the power of color and fun and uses design as a tool to bridge communication and to foster relationships. Her love for participatory design bloomed after she completed her thesis on encouraging social interaction between people with young-onset Alzheimer’s. Amira has worked with local communities to develop toolkits for people with Alzheimer’s and produced exhibitions championing for wellbeing in old age. She is a family girl at heart and when basking in the luxury of time, she enjoys slow walks in the park. Amira graduated with a BFA in Visual Communication from the School of Art, Design and Media (NTU) in 2018.
Strategic Advisor, Co-founder
Jan is an architecturally-trained community organiser who works closely with everyday people, to develop their capacity for influencing the built environment. Prior to helming P!D, she was a design consultant at ONG&ONG Experience Design. Her work in design and facilitation has spanned both the public and private sectors, including the Ministry of National Development (MND), the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Ogilvy & Mather. In 2015 she was conferred the title of PY Fellow under the Philip Yeo Innovation Fellows Programme, having been awarded PY Associate in 2014. Jan is also an artist and freelance writer. She graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a M.Arch.
P!D Fellowship Programme
Lee Li Fang
Li Fang is an analyst with a strong passion in developing the community’s interest and potential to build up their own environments. Inspired by the extent of public responsibility in Swiss cities, she believes that public participation creates a more equitable and loved environment for many. She enjoys using her professional skills to provide data supported analysis for the design community. During her free time, she delights in being involved with community engagement projects with Participate in Design and also does exciting craft programmes and hands-on land building and maintenance activities with Ground-Up Initiative to keep a grounded connection to the Earth.
Jarrod is a Master in Public Policy candidate at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, with a strong interest urban and social policy. He has been volunteering with P!D since October 2017. A former student of sociology, Jarrod believes that community participation is vital for well-designed urban spaces and social programs, and for giving residents a greater sense of ownership in the development of liveable cities. He has also embarked on research and projects around social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and design thinking. Outside of school, Jarrod spends time seeking out new additions to his (unhealthily large) collection of floral shirts.