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  • Raffles Faculty

    Our educators are more than teachers. They are creative practitioners and experts in their own professions. Collectively, their diverse backgrounds and wealth of cultural and industry knowledge translate into an added learning advantage for our students.

  • Raffles Promise

    We embrace a holistic education through the development of superior thinking processes, the mastery of communication, and the acquisition of thorough and effective work methods.

  • Raffles Quality Assurance

    Improving the Raffles Quality is an ongoing journey. In seeking recognition and accreditation, what shines through must be true-blue Raffles Quality that we stand for. Raffles continues to strive for excellence in delivering high quality education and pro

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Our educators are more than teachers. They are creative practitioners and experts in their own professions. Collectively, their diverse backgrounds and wealth of cultural and industry knowledge, translate into an added learning advantage for our students.

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Oleg Polyakov

Russian Federation

Postgraduate Certificate Program, Management of Fashion & Luxury Companies Università Bocconi, Milan (Italy) Bachelor in Fashion and Apparel Design, Istituto Marangoni, London (U.K.)

Mr. Polyakov brings to Raffles his rich experience and expertise in the world of luxury fashion and design, having been the Creative Director of Maisonde Marie and working stints with Alexander McQueen and Burberry in UK. His expertise and passion as a Creative Practitioner lies in high-end luxury and lifes tyle management, its evolution and exciting possibilities in the fashion world of the future. He combines current technologies in cutting-edge fashion techniques and applications with real-life experiences to deliver truly exciting learning experiences for students. He was also previously a lecturer of Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing at Raffles Design Institute-Manila.

Lin Jac Cheng

Malaysia

Master of Arts in Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries, Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design (U.K.) Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Graphic Design &Multimedia, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (U.K.)

Lin Jac is a Creative Practitioner in Visual Communications and a designer with specialization in graphics, creative visuals and innovations invisual effects. He has extensive experience in the fields of creative project management and applications, having worked on all scales and sectors in Graphic Communication Designs. His creative works range from commercial to educational, charities, social awareness and sustainability. His passion lies in inspiring students to use design thinking to create sustainable futures through collaboration and research development projects.

Nicholas Lorenzetti

Italy

Naba Milano Fashion Design Bachelor’s Degree

Nicholas has extensive work experience in Silvio Betterelli, Freelance, Filoscozia and other overseas fashion companies. He founded his own brand, Nicholas Lor, in 2013 and won several international awards. His works have been exhibited in many international exhibitions.

Jennifer Mao

Canada

Master of Design, Major in Fashion Design, Raffles College of Design and Commerce (Australia)

Jennifer is an outstanding alumnus of Raffles Design Institute, having earned her Master of Design from Raffles College of Design & Commerce, Sydney, Australia. Before becoming part of the full time faculty of Raffles Guangzhou, she was actively managing and directing fashion companies, including French fashion company Urban Renewal and Italian company Yes! Miss. She also worked as a designer assistant for US-based renowned fashion designer Jordan Crowson. Her specialization lies in the more technical aspects of fashion (Fashion Drafting, Draping & Sewing)as well as computer applications of fashion and Design Research.

Ruben Castillero

Mexico

Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Studies, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (U.K.) achelor of Arts in Architecture, National University of Mexico

Ruben comes in from Raffles International College in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. While being a full time lecturer at Raffles Phnom Penh, he also actively participated in socially relevant projects in the city. He was interviewed by Cambodia’s most prestigious newspa¬per “The Phnom Penh Post”, as he had published a fascinating article focused on an urban-architectural project which he developed to solve traffic problems in Cambodia’s capital city. Prior to his joining Raffles he undertook socially relevant projects in urban development, industrial construction as well as educational institutions both in the U.K. and his home country of Mexico. His specialization is in Computer Generative Design and use of new technologies as a new form of viablearchitecture and urban design.

Dominic Turcotte

Canada

Master of Design, Raffles College of Designand Commerce, Sydney, Australia Professional Diploma in Computer Graphics,Competence Outaouais, Gatineau, Canada

Whilefully fluent in all things graphic design, Dominic’s extensive expertise liesin Media design where he blends sound and images to create unique pieces ofwork. Dominic has spent the last 15 years working in Beijing as a professionaldesign lecturer and musician.

Meng Kok TAN

Singaporean

Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design, Iowa State University (US) Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, Iowa State University (US)

Meng has been a design educator for more than twenty years, and received two awards for teaching excellence. He taught a wide range of interior design courses at Iowa State University, Central Michigan University, George Washington University, University of Tennessee and the University of Georgia. Meng also won several design and photography competitions and his works exhibited in galleries in California, Colorado, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas. Meng had prior work experience with retail and hospitality design in Singapore and the U.S.A., and he is NCIDQ certified.

Patricio SARMIETO

French-Ecuadorian

Fashion Design Postgraduate Program (Masters), Institut Français de la Mode, Paris, France Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design, New York (US)

Patricio has over 17 years of experience developing multidisciplinary projects covering fashion, accessories and product design. Over 10 years of experience on artistic direction and curatorship of a variety of shows and exhibitions in France and abroad; in iconic venues such as the Louvre Museum, Le Grand Palais, the Red Plaza in Moscow. Since 2008, Patricio has worked in higher education institutions; he has helped to design and build programs (bachelor and masters level). Prior to joining Raffles, he has taught at Parsons Paris School of Design, L’Ecole de la Chambre National de la Couture Parisienne and Paris College of Art.

Stephanie LAWSON

British

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Design, Kingston University (UK)

Stephanie has over nine years of experience working in fashion design and product development in Asia for a variety of consumer markets. Her skill set was built working with the US mass market, leading to fast fashion design for the UK and China markets in addition to premium fashion in New Zealand. In 2016 she created her first own line; a contemporary active denim brand named ZODIAC ACTIVE. The challenge of working in Asia as a foreign designer and the necessity to balance creative solutions with a commercial edge gives Stephanie a rich insight into the skills and tools necessary to be successful in the fashion business. Her resume includes working with companies such as ONLY CHINA, NEXT UK, KAREN WALKER, MANGO, JCPENNEY, MACY’S.

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Interior Design

Raffles Guangzhou

Further Education:Master of Architecture,Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

CHENG, LU
CHENG, LU

Fashion Design

Raffles Shanghai

Further Education:Central St Martins College of Art and Design

ZHANG, XUHAO
ZHANG, XUHAO

Multimedia Design

Raffles Beijing

Further Education:Master of Fine Arts,New York University

GORDON LEE
GORDON LEE

Multimedia Design

Raffles Shanghai

Further Education:Hong Kong Polytechnic University

HUANG, HE
HUANG, HE

Fashion Marketing

Raffles Beijing

Further Education: Master of Business Administration, University of Sydney

SOPHIA LI
SOPHIA LI
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