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Our Team

At Raffles Design International, the knowledge imparted to the students by the faculty members meet international standards of education, ensuring that each individual who signs up for any of the courses offered by the Institute grasps the subject matter in the best manner, whether it be in the form of theoretical or practical application. Therefore, Raffles Design International ensures that each faculty member who signs up to be a part of the Institute brings their own experience to the classroom, bringing new perspectives to the world of design.

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Anthony Alphonso

Program Co-ordinator

Department : Fashion Design
Academic Qualification : Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion Design from Lasalle College of Arts & Design, Singapore.
National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Business Administration, Walsall College of the Arts, United Kingdom
Professional Experience : Anthony Alphonso is the Program Coordinator for Fashion Design at Raffles Design International in Mumbai. He has been an integral part of the Mumbai Fashion Design Department for 12 years.  Mumbai is his second posting with this Singapore-based institution, having initially been a successful lecturer at Raffles Design Institute in Shanghai, China.  Responsibilities, in addition to setting the vision and corresponding curriculum for the Fashion Department (design and merchandising), include teaching design subjects for students ranging from foundation level to degree level. Anthony's technical skills and creative vision have been influenced by the training received in earning a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design. Other experience includes participation in specialist exhibitions, costume design for professional theater groups and mentoring young designers to achieve their goals.
Nationality : Indian

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Chaity Tan

Lecturer

Department : Graphic Design & Digital Media Design
Academic Qualification : Master of Arts with Merit in Design (Professional Practice) from Middlesex University, UK.
Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication) Major in Graphic Design
Professional Experience : Chaity has been a design educator for over 20 years and she attained her Master of Arts in Design (Professional Practice) from Middlesex University. She specialises in developing students’ thinking skills and helping students to see design and advertisements in cultural perspectives. In her 20 years of teaching, Chaity has taught different ethnic group (Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and India) of students and this experience has given her the opportunity to fruitfully deliver her lectures that can help students identify the significance of design in different cultures. Chaity also help students recognise their potential, ensuring that their talent is well demonstrated during their design process. The dissertation she wrote for her Master Degree was a curriculum that was culturally examined and explored where she attempts to help students to investigate, appreciate and be aware of cultures and their relationship with design. Her area of expertise is to inspire students to have the passion for detail and enjoy the creative thinking process. Chaity also give students the opportunity to create design to showcase the college’s strength as a design institution. This participation gives students the knowledge and experience where they can use to call on as designer on how design process works on a professional level.
Nationality : Singaporean

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Corné Coetzee

Lecturer

Department : Fashion Design
Academic Qualification : Diploma in Fashion Design from GFD Academy of Design, Johannesburg, South Africa
Professional Experience : At the age of fifteen Corne Coetzee entered his first regional design competition. He was the First Runner Up. The following year he was the winner. At the age of twenty he graduated from the GFD Academy of Design and was the winner of four prizes including Best Garment on Show, Best Garment in a Theme Category and Best Student. In 1994 he entered the South African Fashion Group’s Young Designer competition, a competition held on both regional and national levels. He was not only chosen as a finalist (by winning the regional competition), But went on to be awarded the prestigious title Of Best Young Designer - 1994. At the age of twenty-six he started lecturing part-time at The GFD Design Emporium and by the age of Twenty-eight was given the responsibility of running daily Operations. GFD was the oldest private Fashion Design College in South Africa at the time and a year later Corne was part owner and executive partner. Corne joined the Raffles Design Institute in 2005 As a lecturer in Fashion Design. His appointment in 2008 As Academic Director of Raffles Design International - Bombay, was a popular as well as financially lucrative Choice for the Singaporean based Raffles Education Corporation. When asked what the secret of survival is, Corne quipped: “Longevity is not proof of one’s ability, Passion is.”
Nationality : South African

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Dominik Raskin

Program Director

Department : Interior Design & Product Design
Academic Qualification : Master of Architecture from Sint- Lucas, Brussels.
Certificate in Painting from Sint- Lucas, Brussels
Professional Experience : Dominik Raskin (Belgium, 1980) graduated as an architect in 2003 and has since worked on various architectural, interior and product designs. He has been lecturing lecturing since 2009 in Asia. Dominik focuses on concept thinking, 3D modeling, usability and novel design approaches. His work has been published in multiple publications over the years.
Nationality : Belgian

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Uttam Kumar

Academic Lead / Program Director

Department : Graphic Design & Digital Media Design
Academic Qualification : Bachelor of Architecture, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab.
Post Grad Dip in Art and Design, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
Professional Experience : Training has been an integral part of Uttam's professional life, as he believes in giving, all that he has learnt thought out his career, back to the community. For last 12 years he has been sharing his experiences and knowledge with Raffles Design students helping them achieve their professional and creative goals. Uttam is an architect by profession and has fascination for exploring different areas of design. He has been associated with people from various creative/design practices such as Architecture, Product design, Interior design, Visual effects and Motion graphics. With a work experience of more than 16 years, he carries a wide array of proven capabilities in 3D Visualization, Rendering, Compositing and Animation. He has also been associated with Media and Entertainment industry with projects ranging from VFX for CGI films and creating broadcast ID for Broadcast shows.
Nationality : Indian

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