Guest judges

We're excited to announce our dream team of Doodle 4 Google Guest Judges who are inspiring leaders in their fields: Art, Design, Literature, Technology & Innovation and Animation.

Winnie Tan

Lecturer, Department of Design & Media, NAFA

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One of Singapore’s distinguished typographers, Winnie Tan has many works published and featured at major publications and international exhibitions. Her accolades are Type Directors’ Club (New York 2014, Tokyo 1999), Sandu Cultural Hong Kong, Type Player 2/Best of Typographic Designs (2011), Slanted Germany, Women in Design and Typography (2010), IDN Hong Kong Creative Portraits (2005), Creative Circle Interactive Media Awards Singapore (2000), Ideas for Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3 (1998) and Certificate of Distinction for 12th Young Artist UOB Painting of the Year (1993).

She graduated with a Master of Arts in Typography from the Academy of Arts Architecture and Design Prague, Czech Republic in 2009. Her research in typography examines the affordance of legibility and readability in the character, word and measure as a quest of seeking a sound visual argument, often sculpting new information landscape that promise discovery and transformation in looking at type as image and text.

She is currently the Programme Leader for Advertising & Graphic Communication in the Department of Design and Media at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

Joanna Flint

Country Director, Google Singapore

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Joanna Flint is the Country Director for Google Singapore, and oversees the development of Google’s sales and business development operations in the country. Previously, she was the Head of Consumer Packaged Goods, Global Accounts for Google Asia Pacific, developing business strategy and partnerships for Google’s largest brand advertisers across the region.

Joanna comes with over 15 years of experience in the marketing and digital industry. She has a BA Joint Honours in Politics and Philosophy from the University of Manchester, UK and has recently authored a book, “Winning the Zero Moment of Truth in Asia” - a look into the role of digital in the path to purchase for consumer packaged goods brands.


Head of Group Strategic Mktg and Comms DBS Bank

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Ms Karen Ngui joined DBS in June 2005 and is Managing Director and Head of Group Strategic Marketing and Communications.

She is responsible for corporate communications, brand management, corporate advertising, strategic marketing, internal communications, sponsorships and corporate social responsibility. She leads media and issues management efforts across the DBS Group and is responsible for managing and enhancing the bank's brand positioning and establishing a consistent brand identity across all businesses and markets, including Singapore, Greater China, South and Southeast Asia. She sits on the board of the DBS Foundation and is a governor of the Singapore International Foundation.

Karen has over 25 years experience in corporate branding, marketing and communications for financial institutions. Prior to joining DBS, she was the Global Head, Brand Management and Strategic Marketing for Standard Chartered Bank.

Karen is a mother of three grown up ‘kids’ and enjoys running marathons around the world with her husband.

Puvan Ariaratnam

Deputy Director, Ministry of Education

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Puvan Ariaratnam has served in the Education service for the past thirty years in various capacities. After graduation, he taught the General Paper at a Junior College. This was followed by a secondment to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1990 where he spent four years in the United States covering student matters. On his return, he was posted to the Ministry of Education where he was involved in Scholarships Development. He was subsequently appointed as a Vice-Principal and then as the Principal of a Secondary School before he was appointed as a Cluster Superintendent. In 2009, he took up the appointment of Deputy Director/National Education and Planning at MOE's Planning Division. Since 2012, he has overseen the newly formed Character and Citizenship Education Branch which is responsible for the Character and Citizenship Education curriculum in schools.
Lin Qingyi Micky

Captain, Singapore National Netball Team

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Lin Qingyi, Captain of the Singapore National Netball Team, is a 3-time Asian Champion and 2-time Nations Cup Champion. She has won the gold medal at the 2005, 2012 and 2014 Asian Netball Championships as well as the 2006 and 2007 Nations Cup. Micky, a defender, has 82 international caps for Singapore and has also represented the country in the 2006 Commonwealth Games and 2007 and 2011 World Netball Championships. This year, Micky will be leading the National Netball Team to the 28th SEA Games, the Netball World Cup in Sydney and the Nations Cup.
Mas Shafreen

Artist, Doodler

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I'm a corporate cog by day, illustrator by night, with the dark eye circles to prove it. My doodles are inspired by the creatures and patterns in my head screaming to dominate walls and other canvases. I aim to put the "fun" in fun-ction by marrying them with ornately dizzying lines and cherubic characters, stretching my canvas beyond traditional application onto cars, sailboats, and even buildings.

I also founded the Band of Doodlers, a doodling group on a mission to rid the world of blank spaces.