Born in Singapore and currently based in Hong Kong as a multi-disciplinary designer.

Joel graduated from Milan's Domus Academy, Masters in design course in 2012 under the direction and tutelage of Italian designers Dante Donegani and Giovanni Lauda. During his time in Milan, he has collaborated in various Milanese design studios on projects ranging from technological devices to furniture to packaging. He also had the privilege of working with companies such as Bayer, Leroy Merlin, Bastard, Samsung, Tucano, and more on various projects.