Ellipsis Architecture is thrilled to welcome the multi-talented Cleo Ngiam to our team.
Cleo was born in Singapore and decided to venture to Chicago to study and work. She graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, emphasizing in Design and Writing. After which, she worked as a Design Sales Assistant at Luminaire while completing a Post-Graduate degree in Sustainable Urban Design with Archeworks. She later returned to Singapore to be a part of a travelling design studio where she helped to grow Melewi’s business, developed the team and worked as a UX and UI designer.
Cleo likes to be knee deep in the mud, analyzing scenarios and exploring new ways of working. From product- to digital- to user research, design never ceases to amaze her. So far, she has collaborated with NGOs & architects in Chile to rebuild a community center, worked with the City of Chicago to address the needs of creatives, spread the good word of design through workshops and lectures and learned how to be self-sustaining by building her own furniture and farming her own foods.