Credit: Zafirah Zein, Amanda Teo, Griselda Gabriele, Siti Aishah
Zafirah is a freelance writer and journalist as well as the co-editor of an independent magazine called AKAR. She was previously a correspondent for Eco-Business, where she covered topics such as the environment, sustainable development, and human rights. At Kontinentalist, Zafirah is a writer who produces data-driven stories with an Asian angle.
Amanda majored in Design Communication in LASALLE College of the Arts. During her time there, she fell in love with maps and data visualisation after studying Massimo Vignelli’s redesign of New York City’s Subway map. Inspired to learn more, she embarked on a summer exchange at Rhode Island School of Design in 2018 to study Information Design. At Kontinentalist, she participates in UI/UX design, supporting writers with designing data visualisations, as well as client work.
Griselda is an illustrator / multimedia designer previously involved in the animation and games industry. Some of her notable projects include “CoFounders of the North”, an educational gamification project for SUTD Game Lab and Singapore Management University’s business management module. At Kontinentalist, Griselda is mainly a multimedia designer in charge of assets planning and creation for Kontinentalist’s social media marketing. She also manages the company’s social media accounts and creates editorial illustrations for projects.
Aishah previously worked as a research engineer handling energy-related data and papers in academia. She takes in scientific concepts and breaks them down to something more understandable. She pursued front-end development in her own time as well as studies in Urban Science, Policy and Planning with SUTD, where she discovered dataviz as a discipline. At Kontinentalist, Aishah looks after front-end development of stories for desktop and mobile from concept to production. She also works on auxiliary data viz support for writers.