Daylon founded CuriousCore to solve the problems that plague higher education for vocational disciplines like design.
As a hiring manager, he saw that applicants lack the necessary strategic thinking skills and communication skills that help them be more effective in their tech careers.
As a change agent, he recognise the companies have the desire to adapt to change but underinvest in their people as compared to the investments made in technology and tools.
As an educator, he saw how the faculty were more focused on research outcomes and bureaucracy rather than student growth.
With over 10 years of experience in the intersection of technology, design, and marketing, Daylon has worked with organizations across different scales and industries.
He also teaches at renowned education institutes including Republic Polytechnic (RP), Singapore Management University (SMU), and Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).
Daylon previously served as Razer’s Global eCommerce Architect for the online shopping experience. As part of a dedicated team, he focused on driving global direct eCommerce sales by leading design initiatives that optimised Average Order Value (AOV) and Lifetime Value (LTV), successfully increasing site visits to sales conversions and reduced churn for millions of monthly site visitors and shoppers on Razer.com. In addition, he led a team of Marketing & Merchandising Specialists and a UX Designer.
Daylon was also part of the Digital Product Design team of Aviva Digital Garage working as a SCRUM Product Owner. The team develops and test new insurance ideas and services which make financial services more tailored and accessible for customers globally. Daylon doubled up as the team’s design sprint facilitator and user research lead, effectively synthesising data into actionable insights for product designers.
Daylon currently consults and trains enterprises as well as mentors startups via WeWork Labs on UX Design and Product Management. These enterprises include Prudential and Hewlett Packard (HP).
He also teaches at renowned education institutes as an adjunct faculty member in Singapore and Malaysia, such as Republic Polytechnic (RP), Singapore Management University (SMU), and Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). Daylon has also taught part-time at General Assembly since 2015 (Average Student Net Promoter Score: >80) on UX Design and Digital Marketing.
Daylon is an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® & PRINCE2® Certified Practitioner in Project Management.
You may read more about his views on design education on LinkedIn.
“It has been really useful throughout. I’ve learnt so much!”
“The hands-on activities and interacting with other students was my favourite part of the course.”
“I am pleased with how the course taught me wireframing and allowed for interaction with the other students.”