Portfolio

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Below are some of the things I’ve done so far in my life. Check out the Newsroom for press releases, articles others have written about me, and content I’ve written outside of Lhu (apart from those I’ve listed below).

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The following works are all made entirely in Apple Keynote unless explicitly stated otherwise.

KEYNOTE X PHOTOSHOP (Designed on former; Texturised on latter)

 

UI DESIGN

 

Main Mockup

Yes, the above was designed in Keynote and transferred to Sketch later on. The application is called Chain, and we did it for the 8th edition of AngelHack Singapore. To view more screenshots, learn more about the problems we’re trying to solve and how Chain aims to solve those issues, click here.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

Keynote presentations have been a big part of my life for the past five years or so. There are plenty of graphic designers dealing with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and the like, but there’s a severe lack of creatives who creates presentations for people. Despite a complete lack of any design education and academic qualifications (#HumbleBrag), I am so lucky and grateful to have all sorts of people from around the world giving me opportunities when I was just starting out.

Below are some of the works I’m most proud of (and legally allowed to show):

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If you’re interested in hiring me for your next Keynote presentation, do kindly drop me an email at keynote@LhuWenKai.com, or send in an enquiry using the form below. I’ll be more than happy to discuss more about your project with you.


MUSIC

I took a break from playing the piano when I was preparing for my national exams back in 2013, and to motivate myself to start playing again, I decided to create mashups of my favorite songs… on the piano. It has been nothing short of a fulfilling and miraculous journey thus far. I am the youngest ever musician to top the Singapore’s Viral 50 charts on Singapore, and the first one ever to top any Spotify chart with an instrumental piece. My piano mashups have also charted on the Taiwanese and Hong Kong’s Hot 200 Spotify charts, and have since been streamed over 700,000 times.

To find out more, click here.


PHOTOJOURNALISM / WRITING

I’m a freelance photojournalist for TheSmartLocal.com, the largest lifestyle blog in Singapore. You can check out the features that I wrote by clicking on the links and images below.

The Great Undercover Boutique Hostel Marathon
I stayed in five of Singapore’s best boutique hostels for nearly a week and reviewed each of them rather extensively. Take a look.

JB City Square Food Marathon
I took a short trip across the border for a feast that’s astonishingly light on the wallet. Check out how you can get a plate of Swensen’s pasta for just $1.70, grill your own seafood on a slab of stone for less than $10 and how much cheaper all-you-can-eat buffets in Malaysia are compared to Singapore here.

Our Journalist Ate Nothing But Char Kway Teow For A Week
I went on a Char Kway Teow binge for a week to settle once and for all, the best CKT in Singapore. Find out who won.

I was also former Fantasy Football contributing columnist at WhatCulture. Click on the image below to find out more.

WhatCulture

You can check out Fantasy Premier League: The Comprehensive Guide by clicking the image below.

Fantasy Premier League - The Comprehensive Guide End of Season Speech

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

The Back Alley Collective is a series of photographs that aims to unwrap the all-is-well but superficial facade of contemporary Singapore, presenting a multi-layered examination that complicates the world’s perception of the city-state.

What started out as a personal side project has since culminated into my debut solo photo exhibition. Four of my works in the series were also featured in NOISE Singapore’s 2015 artist showcase (group exhibition). To find out more about the exhibition and view the photos, please click here.


FILMMAKING

I graduated from the School of Science and Technology, Singapore with a distinction in Media Studies, and am currently pursuing my film diploma in the School of Film and Media Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic. I am also an Apple Certified Pro in Final Cut Pro X. My works has been screened in over 70 countries and has even been featured on U.S. television (WOODTV8).

FCPX Apple Certified Pro

I was part of the broadcast team at the 28th SEA Games held in Singapore. I’ve learnt a lot working alongside the best (literally) in the business.

 

WHO: WorldSkills Foundation
GENRE: Documentary, Event Coverage
WHAT: In November 2015, I was part of the Media Team that covered the Water Innovation Challenge at School 125 in Nashik, India. We produced, wrote, filmed, edited, and collaborated with Autodesk to produce a three-minute educational video on the solutions, as well as an 11-minute highlights video of the event in less than 96 hours.

Here’s a palindrome poem I did with footage captured from the event:

 

WHO: WorldSkills Foundation
GENRE: Reaction Video
WHAT: As a collaboration with Wake Up, Singapore, I directed this segment where we expose our friends from the LGBT community to the laughable things written about them.

 

WHO: The Playtent
GENRE: Documentary
WHAT: I directed this lighthearted documentary as part of the global initiative Play Me, I’m Yours.

 

WHO: dir. Shawne Koh
GENRE: Fiction
WHAT: I wrote and edited this as part of Cathay’s 80-hour short film challenge.

 

WHO: School of Science and Technology, Singapore
GENRE: Promo/Corporate Video
WHAT: A promotional video for the first hackathon in Singapore catered exclusively for primary and secondary students.

If you would like to engage me for any forms of video production and/or post-production, feel free to drop me a message at collab@LhuWenKai.com.

 

Thank-you for browsing through my portfolio. Check out the Newsroom for press releases, articles others have written about me, and content I’ve written outside of Lhu (apart from those I’ve listed above). Feel free to leave me a comment and telling me what you think of my works. Have a great day ahead!

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14 Comments

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  2. Really refreshing to see such a young and talented artist like you, here in Singapore.

    kipidap!

    Faiz B.
    mirrorlessmacro.com

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  4. Javier says

    Hey Wen Kai!
    I wonder if you still remember me from last year’s soccer trials in Ngee Ann? I was the guy in black tee and we played in the same team! I was friends with Izzat too. I just found out about your website and god your work is amazing! Keep working hard and with your talent, you will easily succeed in life! :)

    • Hi Javier! Pardon me, my memory is quite bad. There were plenty of people who were wearing black tees haha so I need more than that. Thanks for dropping by tho and for your kind words. I really appreciate it.

  5. I have a 12 slide presentation that needs to evoke emotion in a way that I am not well suited for doing. What do you typically charge?

  6. I am actually looking at work that is better than some created by people double your age. Keep it up, you’ll easily get far in life with your skills and abilities.

  7. Like the way you set your up; its viewer friendly, I had a good trip. You have talents as well you’ll definitely “go places”

  8. hey! I love your graphics work, I’m a designer myself too and I’m trying to improve my graphics and illustrator skills for my final major project. it would be interesting if you post relevant infographs that can illustrate your words too
    Tweedle T

    • Hey thanks for the compliment. That is cool I will never expect to know someone who does graphics during the zero-to-hero challenge. I admire people who can use Illustrator though, because I’m more specialised in Keynote and don’t have a damn clue on how to use Illustrator. I really wanna learn it cause right now my designs are a lill limited due to the nature of Keynote, but I’m in film school now so I’m not sure if I’ll have the time anytime soon though. Sigh. Thanks for your suggestion though :)

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