Lilly Lam

Lilly Lam

Fresh Meadows, NY, US





Design Drift, Amsterdam, NL, Freelancer

Production work for Studio Drift's Fragile Futures installation made of real dandelion seeds combined with LED lights.

Jan 2013 - current

Play the City, Amsterdam, NL, Designer and Project Manager

Play the City is an Alternative Urban Planning and Design Office that focused on creating innovative tools to integrate public involvement into planning processes. My tasks included graphic design, events planning, project and production management for projects that ranged from games, to interactive questionnaires, to research for a online database of interactive city tools, to workshops and public events.

Jul 2012 - Mar 2013

Partizan Publik, Amsterdam, NL, Intern

Designed, set up and managed a pop-up store that served as the campaign headquarters for Movember Netherlands in in the center of Amsterdam.

Based on a vintage barbershop the Movember Netherlands HQ hosted events including a live band performance, an art auction, and a cupcake making workshop. Functioning as an information distribution space for the campaign, there were also several in-house barbers, plenty of moustache-related products and vintage furniture from Neef Louis.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011


Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, NL, Bachelors, designLAB

In Amsterdam I studied Multidisciplinary Design and focused on Social & Public Space Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.

Studying design at an art institution allowed for personal development and the ability to create my own focus. Along with a design education that is more research and process focused I was also given the opportunity to work outside of the school environment with clients, which allowed me not only to hone my skills of communication but taught me how to be relevant as a designer.

Sep 2009 - Jul 2012

New York University (NYU), New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Art History major, Studio Art minor

General study of a wide range of the History of Art with a specific focus on South East Asian Art: Indian art and shadow puppet theater from Indonesia.

Minor in Studio art focused on drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and print making.

Sep 2002 - May 2006

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