Nelson Wei Tan

Nelson Wei Tan

Assistant Professor,
Graphic Design

MFA, Communication Design
State University of New York at Buffalo, NY

Nelson Wei Tan received his MFA in Communication Design, BA in Media Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also received his Diploma in Interactive Media Design from Temasek Polytechnic School of Design, Singapore. Prior to teaching, he worked with various media production agencies producing television commercials and broadcast design projects. 

Nelson's work revolves around designing experiences. He has a deep interest in human factors and system designs that strengthen relationships between customers, businesses and values. Tan's other research interests are in the cultural and social aspects of contemporary media and communication.

As an academic, he had presented papers at the AIGA Design Educators Conference and NASAD Annual Meeting. He is a co-founder and board member of the Bay Area Tech Singaporeans (BATS), a network of Singaporean tech professionals based in Silicon Valley.