Kelley Cheng


An architect by training, Kelley Cheng is a modern day polymath – editor, writer, curator, spatial design, graphic design, video director, interactive designer, educator – she has done it all. She runs her own publishing & design consultancy The Press Room, designing everything from books, brands, exhibitions, documentaries, and even stage and film set design. From F&B businesses to an art gallery, her “creations” are diverse and unpredictable. As a creative director, her graphic and branding projects include the Youth Olympics Games, Singapore Pavilion at the World Expo Yeosu 2012, The National Art Gallery Singapore, Artstage Singapore, Singapore Writers’ Festival 2014, etc.

She has curated and designed many high-profile exhibitions including President's Design Award 2015 and 2017; augmented reality art show "Martell 300 Air Gallery"; "Project 6581" for Japan Creative Centre; co-curated "Rotations: The Art of Tim Yip" and "TributeSG" with Esplanade, co-curated “iLight Marina Bay” Light Art Festival 2009, “Limit-Limitless” at the Venice Biennale for the architectural firm MKPL Architects, and a big scale architectural exhibition for REDAS (Real Estate Development Association Singapore) celebrating SG50.

An active educator, she had served as adjunct lecturer in Visual Communications at the Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Glasgow School of Art, Singapore; an adjunct lecturer in Interior Architecture at LaSalle College of the Arts; she is also a frequent name on international design judging panels Red Dot Awards, Nagoya-Do!, Creative Circle Award, James Dyson Award, etc. As a design veteran of the industry, she is a board member of various organisations including the Design Communication Industry Advisory Group for LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore Polytechnic Design School Advisory Board, & SPH Chinese Media Advisory Board, etc.