22 December 2018
Mr Alfred Low is a graduate of Nanyang Polytechnic’s School of Design. He is currently a final-year undergraduate in product design at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.
When Mr Low obtained his GCE N-level results 11 years ago, he thought his grades were not good enough for further studies. He went into the working world and tried jobs such as being a salesman and a model.
During National Service however, he realized everyone else had plans to get ahead, so he was motivated to take the GCE O-level examinations as a private candidate. He successfully completed the O-levels with a score of 21 at the age of 21.
Mr Low subsequently found an interest in art. He enrolled in a Diploma in Industrial Design course at the age of 22 and landed on the Director’s List at the end of the first year. He continued to do well for the rest of his course and graduated with a GPA of 3.95 upon 4.
Mr Low’s final-year project was designing a pediatric hospital bed, which was displayed at NYP’s annual graduate showcase. He also received the Singapore Good Design Mark Award 2016 (Student category) and the Singapore Design Award 2016 (Product category) for his design of the pediatric hospital bed.
Mr Low graduated in 2015 as one of NYP’s top students and received the HP Innovation Design Award for outstanding students.