Pixie Tan is a multidisciplinary designer and art director whose work spans across moving images, graphic design, set design and fashion. This ability to move across disciplines seems to confuse many people but she is adamant that one-size-does-not-fit-all! Once, she translated this sentiment into a moving image comparing her practice to slime (much to the amusement and slight disappointment of her tutor) and decided to always fill the gaps (and more!) between the boxes these mediums seem to occupy.

She often works collaboratively and believes that the collective strength produces far better results than a lone artist. With this in mind, she initiated the collaborative model, TO THE POWER OF. In a recent iteration with four other creatives, they built a life-size marble machine/rube goldberg hybrid for Street of Clans festival as part of  Singapore Design Week 2019. 

In her work, she is also drawn to the human body and its gestures — the embodied possibilities of expression — and uses a multidisciplinary approach to evoke an bodily presence that is greater than the sum of its parts. She welcomes thinkers and practitioners from various fields to collaborate on her ongoing research on the body. To find out more, please visit Body Reassembly.

She is available for freelance projects and full time engagements. Please contact her at hello@pixietan.com.


Experiences

2016⸺Ongoing
Freelance Art Director/Art Department. Selected clients/projects include: Zalora, Sony Singapore, The Sam Willows, FARFETCH, The Horrors, SomeSuch, Prudential Singapore. Isabel + Helen, Sarah Feather Design, Sarah Jenneson, National Film and Television School,  Lenne Chai.

2018⸺ Ongoing
Art Director, A Weekend Affair (Symposium/Art Festival), Singapore

Art Director, TrueEssence Taiwan

2018
Junior Designer, Firecracker Works

2017⸺2018
Sans Titre, assisting art director Erik Hartin.

2014⸺2017
Creative Director, Of Trying Times 

2015
Design Associate, The ARMS Collective 

2012
Design Intern, Saught
Education

First Class Honours,
BA (Hons) Design for Art Direction,
London College of Communication (2015–18)

Diploma in Apparel Design and Merchandising with Merit,
Temasek Polytechnic School of Design (2011–14)

Exhibitions

2019 
Eriks Shadow, East Side Open Studios, Singapore
Street of Clans Festival, Koh Clan, Singapore
Deviations, 59 Hackney Road, London

2018
Vestoj for La Manutention, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Self-Protection Manifesto, Institute of Comtemporary Arts, London
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York
Potluck by Potluck, Singapore
Open Call 2, Supernormal, Singapore

News

“Let the Good Times Roll” from Street of Clans festival, Design Singapore

Review of Fabrications from the Deviations Exhibition (London) on Plural Art Mag.