Anonymous is a multidisciplinary studio based in the Republic of Singapore.
On January the 1st, 2013, a merger with design practice, SILNT will see us functioning as a multidisciplinary studio — integrating creative direction, content and design.
Our graphic design studio SILNT (pronounced as silent) was founded on 9 March 2005, with it's first commission from EMI Hong Kong to work on an album packaging and art direction for a music video. Based in Singapore, the studio assembles a bespoke team for each project and has presented over 50 projects in ten cities including Berlin, Portland, Tokyo, Shanghai, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.
Our work encompasses a wide range of projects including the recent rebranding of the Nikon Photo Contest — a global initiative by Nikon Corporation Japan. We spearheaded the curatorial and creative direction for the President's Design Award 2012 — Singapore's highest design honor presented by the DesignSingapore Council and Urban Redevelopment Authority; contributed to a major redesign of WOHA Architect's website and portfolio, led the creative direction and design on Help Save Paper — a ground up initiative for Antalis Paper Singapore as well as H is For Haiti — a contribution to raise funds for Doctors without Borders.
In 2011, creative director, Felix Ng was one of 50 top creative professionals, aged 30 or younger, to be awarded the prestigious Young Guns 9 Award from the Art Director's Club New York; and the 40 under 40 Award from Perspective Hong Kong. Noted publications like Monocle, Wallpaper*, Fast Company, Coolhunting, It's Nice That, +81 Magazine, SHIFT Japan, Wall Street Journal, The Design Society Journal, The Business Times and The Straits Times have featured articles in recognition of our work.
Both partners, Felix Ng and Germaine Chong have also been selected to be on the jury panel for the British D&AD Awards 2012, Creative Circle Awards 2010 and Crowbar Awards 2009, 2011 and 2012.
Originally a one man, one-woman operation from 2005 to 2011, the studio has since grown to include a designer and studio assistant. The experience of working for a diverse range of businesses, mainly within the cultural sector, inspired it's first initiative in 2007. Titled Dual City Sessions, the project was deeply rooted in the concept of exchange and consisted of a series of collaborative exhibitions between Singaporean and Japanese designers.
Two years later, newly created think tank Anonymous continues our interest in research and development of cultural and community content.
Since it's inception in 2009, Anonymous has staged initiatives in Portland, Berlin, Tokyo, Shanghai, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and has featured over 150 creative professionals across 20 cities from Singapore, Tokyo, New York, Portland, London, Stockholm, Helsinki, Amsterdam and more.
In 2010, Anonymous launched A Design Film Festival — the first film festival in Asia dedicated to design. The festival has since been staged in Portland, Berlin, Bangkok, Taipei, Kaohsiung and Singapore. That same year, Anonymous published Bracket — an 8-part publication series made up of D.I.Y. interviews with contributors from all over the world such as Seth Godin, Kenya Hara, Jasper Morrison, Kashiwa Sato and Kesselskramer.