Timothy Wee


Timothy Wee

Lecturer, Design Communication
  • Diploma (Visual Communication), Temasek Polytechnic, School of Design, Singapore
  • BA 1st Class Hons (Photography), University of the Arts London, London College of Communication
  • MA with Distinction (Arts Pedagogy and Practice), LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

Timothy Stuart Wee is a multifaceted creative based in Singapore, spanning multiple roles as an educator, photographer, designer, and curator.

His professional photography is primarily studio-focused, creating content for both local and international brands. In contrast, his personal projects delve into the intersections between photography and language, exploring innovative modes of storytelling. He captures the essence of his surroundings through a harmonious blend of imagery, prose, and graphical expressions.

Beyond professional pursuits, Timothy is an avid skateboarder and climber. Passionate about advocating for these communities, Timothy is always on the lookout for ways to meld his creative practice with these diverse groups. Since 2017, he has championed the local skate scene, curating exhibitions spotlighting talented artists, photographers and filmmakers. He also conducts workshops on photography and zine-making, always aiming to ignite local creativity.

In arts education, Timothy likens his role as a navigator who guides students through the often nebulous realm where absolutes are rare and understanding can be elusive. By simplifying the journey, he creates a safe path for students, nurturing their curiosity and ensuring their well-being. As a pedagogical researcher, he is interested in exploring how play can enrich design education, ways to instrumentalise the body for learning and creative problem-solving.

Research Interests
  • Play
  • Design education
  • Embodied learning
  • Experiential learning
  • Problem solving
  • Photographic theory