Jason’s first forays in design was helping businesses build online brands through user-centered web design, where he applied design thinking to his freelance work. Before starting out in as a designer, he was previously with the National Council of Social Service where he championed ground-up collaboration efforts between social services, voluntary welfare organisations and the grassroots.
At The Human Experience Lab in the Public Service Division, Jason had the opportunity to bring his passions for human-centered design, social innovation and entrepreneurship into government to create public good. He spent 2 months at the globally renowned innovation firm IDEO, working on a collaborative project commissioned by the housing authorities and PSD to look into the future of public housing. He had also worked on various multi-agency projects exploring issues such as Singaporeans’ career aspirations and helping persons with disabilities find employment.
He is now running Outsprint, a social enterprise as public innovation design consultancy, creating products and services that deliver public and social good. He recently helped SG Enable, an agency dedicated to enabling persons with disability, design a new grant experience through a one-week design sprint.
His pet passion of hoarding online articles had now found some popularity and practical use, in the Design For Public Good Flipboard magazine, with over 12,000 readers.