Updated on: 30 Jan 2018

Visual Storytelling For The Digital Age

Course type: Workshops & Seminars
Category: Design, Creativity & Innovation
Date: 23 Apr 2018 - 9:00am-5:30pm
Registration closing date: 18/04/2018
Provider: STJobs
Fee Type: Non-Funded
Fees: SGD 489.00 Early Bird Price
SGD 589.00 Regular Price
Duration: 1 Day
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Course Description

Harnessing the power of visuals

How To Attract And Connect – Quickly And Clearly

Before the written word, there were visuals. In primeval times, sketches carved on caverns spoke volumes. They served as a chronicle of the era.

Stories and events were shown, more than told.

In today’s world of social media, citizen journalism and viral videos, we have come full circle.

The wired generation is increasingly becoming transfixed more by images than text.

How to harness the power of show to tell – and sell? How can you use the appeal of visuals to communicate – quickly, clearly and vibrantly – on all platforms?

Our interactive session will explore trends and solutions to mitigate and relate to the challenges of the digital age. It will dwell on the skillful use of compelling concepts, visual tools and how to bring clarity to complexity.

Course Outline

Participants will be enlightened by…

  1. The creative process, from ideation to conception
  2. Seizing the eye of today’s beholder: What appeals, why it appeals, how to make it appealing
  3. What are infographics? How to bring visual clarity to complexity.
  4. Communicative toolbox: Story-Telling Devices (STDs), design formats, effective fonts, sketchicles, charticles, texticles and colour as visual tools
  5. How to make your message bright, tight and right
  6. Listicles as a form of visual communication: Silly or seriously effective?
  7. How the organisation/company will benefit?
  8. Clear the choke-points, kill the clutter and companies can pave the way for better communication, ideas and innovation. Employees will be equipped with clear, proven and cutting-edge skills essential for efficiency.

20mins: 0900-0920

1)Participants to…a)Sign inb)Give brief personal introductions, including specifics of what they wish to achieve in visual storytelling and communication, whether over EDMs, powerpoint presentations, policy implementation, etc.

30mins: 0920-0950

1)Think Before You Weep

An introduction to the Think team. Who we are, what we do, who we’ve worked with. The genesis of Think began with the growing and urgent need by Government to communicate -- simply, effectively and visually -- increasingly complex policy to a broad spectrum of society. Think’s USP is primarily infographics and interpretative journalism, and to bring clarity to complexity.

2)The case for visuals in a digital world

Shorter attention spans, an increasingly distracted generation, the multi-tasking lifestyle of the millennial are among factors that make visuals the key to effective communication. Trends, statistics and anecdotal evidence, including our own experience, bolster t

Who should Attend

PR, communication and marketing practitioners.

PMETs keen to hone their communication skills for professional development, social media enthusiasts, budding designers.

"The course sounded interesting and related to my job. It's also taught by veteran journalists. I've learned a lot about how to attract attention when time is very limited."

Colin Teo, 43Assistant Director (Membership Relations), People's Association

Other information


Certificate of Attendance will be issued.


2 Teabreaks and Lunch will be provided.

Contact Us


Ken Jalleh Jr (CEO)

Ken Jalleh Jr (CEO)

Trainer Description:

A veteran journalist of more than 30 years, Ken’s key skills are in writing, editing, design and simplifying complex issues for a broad spectrum of society.

He is founding Editor of two newspapers — The New Paper on Sunday and Streats — and a socio-political magazine styled on the Economist called Lexean.

He began his career in The Straits Times and was in the team that launched The Singapore Monitor and The New Paper, where he has held a variety of senior editing positions.

Together with Lee Hup Kheng and Kelvin Chan, he is an accredited Associate Lecturer at the Civil Service College.

Lee Hup Kheng (Creative Director)

Lee Hup Kheng (Creative Director)

Trainer Description:

Hup offers expertise honed over 26 years of creative journalism.

He’s an international award-winning infographic journalist and also SPH Journalist of the Year in 2010.

Hup runs the best art department in SPH, a team which has nailed every SPH award there is in visual journalism.

Moreover, he is a well-known cartoonist, having garnered a huge following with the What’s Hup comic strip that ran in The New Paper for a decade.

A versatile graphic designer, he designed the Singa mascot for S’pore’s 1994 Sea Games and the award winning Water Wally mascot for PUB.

His expertise is also regularly tapped by SPH journalists through the in-house courses he conducts.

Kelvin Chan (Creative director)

Kelvin Chan (Creative director)

Trainer Description:

An infographics journalist with unique strengths in illustration and design, Kelvin has been in the field of news design for more than 15 years.

He has garnered numerous domestic, regional and international accolades including three Society for News Design awards.

Kelvin helped run the creative desk at Reuters News Agency under the creative editor.

He has published numerous graphic novels and artbooks including the illustrated ‘Men in White’.

23/04/2018 - 23/04/2018 9:00am-5:30pm
Updated on: 30 Jan 2018
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