• The Workbench is a Singapore based graphic design studio with an international reach. Our purpose is not to create the most beautiful designs, but to create solutions that enable our clients to become better versions of themselves. Working closely with our clients in unison, we craft purposeful ideas and thoughtful solutions across all disciplines.

    Since inception in 2014, our works have been internationally recognised with the prestigious Tokyo Type Directors Club Award, and published in Asia Pacific Design, The Straits Times, Behance Showcase, and many more.
  • Ryan is the Founder and Design Director of The Workbench.

    Over the years, Ryan’s pursuit for purposeful ideas and thoughtful solutions have been internationally recognised by Tokyo Type Directors Club, "Top 20 artists" by Noise Singapore, and "Graduates 2013 Directors Pick" by People of Print.

    In 2016, Ryan was invited as a Singapore representative for DOOR to ASIA program, to revitalise the Tohoku region affected by the 2011 tsunami and earthquake through design and creative solutions.

    Outside of his studio involvement, Ryan feels responsible for imparting his knowledge to the next generation of young creatives. He has given lectures and talks at design institutions and radio station, and taken on the role as mentor to guide upcoming young creatives through internships, portfolio reviews and self-initiated platforms.
  • Branding & Strategy
    Books & Publications
    Creative & Art Direction
    Events & Exhibitions
    Graphic Design
    Illustrations
    Products & Packaging
    Website Design & Development
  • Arts, Design & Events


    Art of Sport, USA
    Art Works, Singapore
    Avex Asia, Singapore
    Esplanade - Theatres by the Bay, Singapore
    How To Ink, Singapore
    IMKT, Singapore
    Pico Art International Pte Ltd, Singapore
    RJ Paper Pte Ltd, Singapore
    The Design Society, Singapore

    Education


    LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
    Academy of Singapore Teachers, Singapore

    Government


    DesignSingapore Council, Singapore
    Japan Foundation, Japan
    National Arts Council, Singapore

    Fashion & Retail


    BLOM, Australia
    By Invite Only, Singapore
    NUEVO VINO, Singapore
    Of Labour & Love, Singapore

    Finance & Insurance


    Abundant Accounting, Singapore
    Neo & Company, Singapore

    Maritime Supply & Shipping


    New Port, Singapore

    Property


    CapitaLand Limited, Singapore
    LendLease Asia, Singapore

    Lifestyle & Technology


    Concordia Healthy Living, Singapore,
    Curious Patch, Australia
    Siemens Asia, Singapore
    The Mindful Company, Singapore
  • 2015


    Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Awards 2016
  • 2017


    Local Design Studies: Projects for Revitalizing Communities, Japan

    2016


    Singaplural 2016, Singapore

    2015


    The Greater Goods Exhibition, Singapore
    Present!, London Design Festival, United Kingdom

    2014


    Tokyo Design Week 2014, Tokyo
    The Design Society x Penang House, Malaysia
    Print Lab Exhibition, Singapore
    Asian Subconscious Exhibition, Singapore & Tokyo
    Celebrating Independent Publishing, Singapore
  • 2016


    Asia Pacific Design 12, Sandu Publishing
    Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Vol. 27, Tokyo TDC

    2015


    Asia Pacific Design 11, Sandu Publishing
    Good Ideas 4, Hightone Publishing
  • 2016


    Design For The Senses, The Straits Times, March 2016

    2015


    The Brand Identity: The Workbench
    Design Says Hello: +65 Convos
    Student Showcase: Of Labour & Love
    This Is Mirador: Of Labour & Love

    2014


    Serif & Sans: The Workbench
    This Is Mirador: The Workbench
    For Print Only: The Workbench