As a WKWSCI student, Wui-Liang remembers spending long hours at the Chronicle Room, now known as the Newsplex. His stint as a photo editor at the school’s newspaper influenced his career path, he said.
The 36-year-old began his career as a photojournalist with The Straits Times. He was in that role for several years, before moving onto his next position as the web editor. He pioneered Through the Lens (TTL), the paper’s first visual journalism site and bagged the Gold Award (Best Newspaper Website) at the 2011 IFRA Asian Digital Media Awards.
“Sometimes it never felt like work because I enjoyed making pictures. Each day was an adventure – I never knew what to expect,” he said.
In 2009, he took a break from work and headed to New York City to study a Master's degree in digital media at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism to learn more about multimedia storytelling in a city he loves.
Currently the content research lead (Asia Pacific) for Shutterstock, Wui-Liang helps clients curate multimedia content from Shutterstock’s assets for their marketing needs. Outside of work, he spends most of his free time bonding with his son.