X. Jake




JAKE TAN JUN KANG


JXKETAN@gmail.com / +65 9788 7070

Experience Designer
New Media Artist
Interaction Designer
Maker

BIOGRAPHY


I’m tired of all the swiping and force touching, the chase for the clean edge to edge bezels. The way we interact with technology can be changed. I imagine a time where with a twitch of a muscle, a blink of an eye or with just a thought, I can check my mail in an instant, communicate unobtrusively across great boarders, and change the world.


My name is Jake Tan, a third year student at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), 12th in the QS University World Rankings. I’m from the School of Art, Design & Media, completing a Bachelors of Fine Arts (majoring in Interactive Media). I have a keen interest in coding, a curiosity for understanding how things work, and I dream of electric sheeps (sometimes).

I uncovered an interest in human-machine interaction when taking a Dome-screen module conducted by Academy Award Winning Director Ben Shedd. I wanted to see how far we could push the limits of content delivery across different mediums and this made me think about our relationship — both the micro and macro interactions, with technology.

I learnt that hard and soft skills are essential to producing compelling content. I picked up Unity and C# programming, and made it a point to familiarise myself with the different AR/VR infrastructures and toolkits to build up my knowledge. Currently, my classmate and I are the only two students in NTU capable of producing VR- and AR- enabled content like 360 films, narrative driven games and interactive art pieces. With this knowledge, I developed two corporate VR films - one for the Singapore Police Force and another for a non-profit organization.

Recently my professor and I decided to decode the Alexa API to understand how I can manipulate its data for a kinetic sculpture as part of a school project. While coding presents the challenges I find satisfying to navigate, my belief that life is an endless creative journey culminated in the development of my own experimental film, Analogue Is Dead. This film discussed the inevitable end of analogous television in 2019. The film broke new ground by including interactive elements and was requested at a curated showing in Campus Party 2018.

My friends describe me as someone who is responsible and takes initiative. I am a team player and happy to play a supporting role when required.


ASSETS


Good Communication Skill
Open Minded
Multidiscipliary Approach
Pedagogic Skills
Keen to Learn

Photography - Professional Practice since 2011
Cinematography - Professional Practice since 2011
Graphic Design - Freelance Professional Practice since 2013
Teaching - Professional Practice since 2017

Machine Design
Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality
360 Cinematography
Interface Design
Market Research


Java, Python, C#, C++, Javascript
Adobe XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Lightroom
TouchDesigner, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Unity, XCode, MAX/MSP

ETC


English(native)                             Singaporean Citizen
Chinese(fluent)                             08 July 1994
Single





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