Caoimhe M Smyth
About the speaker
Kelley Cheng is a Jill-of-all-trade – the Editor-in-Chief of Singapore Architect magazine, she also runs her own publishing & design consultancy The Press Room, and on top of it, she owns 2 trend-setting F&B outlets 15 minutes and Night & Day, and an art gallery under the Night & Day label.
3-time SOPA (Society of Publishers Asia) Award winning Editor and Creative Director Kelley Cheng has carved a name in the specialised area of book making and magazine creating. With 12 years of experience in the publishing industry, Kelley started her own publishing firm at 27 and founded the multiple award-winning design magazine ish, which successfully ran for a decade until 2009. Graduated as an honours student from the School of Architecture, NUS, she was recently appointed as the Editor-in-Chief for the 40-year old architectural journal, Singapore Architect, with the task to revamp the entire publication into a commercially viable magazine with international appeal.
Having served eight years as the Editorial Director of the reputed art & design publisher Page One Publishing, she was the creative brains behind hundreds of Page One books published worldwide. Many of the books created by her had been co-published by reputed foreign publishers such as Rockport, Harper Collins, Loft, etc. Some of her best selling books have been published up to 13 languages worldwide with printruns of 100,000 and still going.
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