- BA Hons (Architecture) National University of Singapore
- BA Arts (Architectural Studies), National University of Singapore
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. Trained as an architect, she is the founder and creative director of design studio The Press Room, a publishing and design consultancy that designs everything from books, brands, products, exhibitions and spaces, to stage and film set design. From F&B businesses to an art gallery, her creations are diverse and unpredictable.
An active educator, she has served as an adjunct lecturer at Nanyang Technological University, Glasgow School of Art Singapore, National University of Singapore and LASALLE College of the Arts, and is a visiting professor at the HangZhou Academy of Art.
Kelley is also a regular name in international design judging panels including Red Dot Awards, Nagoya-Do!, Design for Asia Award, Creative Circle Award, James Dyson Award and more. She was celebrated as one of 2009 Great Women of Our Time and one of the 50 Most Inspirational Women 2010 in Singapore. In 2019, the National Design Centre presented her 20-year retrospective exhibition Proportion & Emotion: 20 years in Design with Kelley Cheng as part of a series celebrating the acclaimed veterans of the Singapore design industry, and in 2021 she was conferred the SkillsFuture Fellowship and the prestigious President’s Design Award, Designer of the Year 2020, both presented by the President of Singapore.