Candice Ng is a designer, educator and researcher whose practice particularly concerns issues of critical inquiry within graphic design and pedagogy; examining notions of norms, values and belief systems in contemporary society. She holds a MFA in New Media from Pennsylvania State University and was a participant at the 2018 SVA Design Writing and Research Summer Intensive.
Candice is presently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Art Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. As part of her teaching practice, she curated Informal Reading - an ongoing design reader to spur further dialogue and critical thinking within the education and practice of design.
Besides teaching and developing curriculum in graphic design, Candice also facilitates a seminar called Issues in Visual Communication Practice where students undertake thirteen weeks of critical engagement with difficult topics shaping graphic design today.
One such outcomes - a Library of Lexicons was developed as an ongoing student collective effort to create a shared vocabulary of design that reexamines the discipline and education of graphic designers.
She is the recipient of the Nanyang Education Award (School), both in 2015 and 2019 for her contributions to teaching and learning in the school.
Mediating the boundaries of digital and traditional mediums to investigate notions of techno-materiality, desire and stand-ins within a techno-social world, Candice is interested in how design can provide a framework to explore relationships that are negotiated between humans, perceptions and objects. Her works has been shown within the USA, China, Singapore and Malaysia.