Women in Design Week: Conversation Series – Creatives of the Future

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Date & Time

Date: Mon 13 – Fri 17 Mar 2023
Time: Various, see schedule below or visit


See schedule below


Free. Please see schedule below for registration links.


Lecture / Talk

In conjunction with International Women’s Day 2023, LASALLE's Faculty of Design presents Women in Design Week 2023 – Voices for a Creative Future, from 13 to 17 March 2023.

The objective of this event is to provide a platform for female creatives to share and discuss their creative journeys and pursuits as a knowledge exchange, inspirational guidance and mentorship opportunities. 

The percentage of women working and studying in design or in the creative fields has risen in the last few years. However, as many would agree, women are still not as well represented in some discipline areas. The initiative hopes to give voice to the current design/creative leaders and support young female creatives to be more prominent and visible in whatever areas they pursue.

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Mon 13 March 2023, 12:00pm – 12:45pm on Zoom
Women in Design – What is Design to me? | Register
Moderated by Dr Nadine Ouellet, featuring Maryam Al-Homaid, Assistant Professor in the Graphic Design department at Virginia Commonwealth University (Qatar).

Maryam will share on her personal journey as an artist – from her childhood to her education in art and design. She will also take the audience on a tour of her life against the backdrop of a rapidly transformed Qatar.

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Tue 14 Mar, 12:00pm – 12:45pm on Zoom
Conversation 1 –The Joys and Difficulties of Forging an Independent Practice | Register
Moderated by Daniela Monasterios Tan, featuring Weiqi Yap (Fashion on Display), Sylvia Low from Death of Typography, Hafizah Jainal (Hafi Studio)

This panel discussion explores the different motivations behind the setting up of an independent creative practice which can take form of founding a collective, setting up a physical space or going freelance.
Wed 15 Mar, 12:00pm – 12:45pm on Zoom
Conversation 2 – By Design: Women in the Industry for an Inclusive Future | Register
Moderated by Nadya Wang, featuring Bea Camacho, Olivia Lee, Nur Hidayah

This panel discussion charts the career paths of the panelists – how they began their journey in design, the shifts in the design landscape and how designers can create a more inclusive future for design.
Thu 16 Mar, 7:00pm – 7:45pm on Zoom
Conversation 3 –  Women in Design – Dreams Taking Flight | Register
Moderated by Joselyn Sim, featuring Dillah Zakbah and Gracia Goh

In this panel discussion, we chart the career paths of the panelists – how they began their journey in design, what they learnt along the way and how they built their dreams overseas.

Fri 17 Mar 2023, 11:30am – 12:30pm, Block F Level 2 #F208
Panel discussion: By Design: Creative Partnerships | Register
Moderated by Yasser Suratman, featuring Alvin & Clara (Atelier HOKO), Nadirah & Eman (Ink and Clog) and Kelley Cheng & Will (Pressroom)

In this panel discussion, we explore the journeys of creative partners – how they began their careers in design, what they learnt from their creative partnerships and what it means to be each other’s creative partner/muse.