Yah-Leng Yu

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Foreign Policy Design Group

Yah-Leng is the founding partner and creative director of Foreign Policy Design Group, a creative bureau based out of the tropical island of Singapore. She is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) and the first woman representative from Singapore. She also co-created the official museum store, Gallery & Co, at the National Gallery Singapore.

Yah-Leng was formally trained at the Art Institute of Boston before moving to New York City where her creative career blossomed. In 2007, she moved back to her hometown of Singapore, where she co-founded Foreign Policy Design Group. Her works have been also recognised and honoured by numerous awards, accolades and publications such as D&AD, ADC, TDC, Tokyo TDC and others. She is the current President of the Design Society Singapore and has sat on the advisory board of the Temasek School of Design. Yah-Leng is also often invited to speak and judge at design festivals, conferences, schools and communities. She has also created and launched community projects and events, including the Swap Show, Design Pasar, Design Diplomacy, Foreign Policy Summer School.

From 2017—2020, Yah-Leng was named on ‘The Tatler 300 List’, by Tatler Singapore. In 2021, she was also named on the inaugural Tatler list, ‘Asia's Most Influential’. On a lighter note, she was also named ‘Asia's Most Stylish’, by the same magazine, in 2020.