Tai Li Lian’s ambition as a child was to be either an artist or a teacher. She has interest in both fine arts and fashion but eventually discovered she had an aptitude for graphic design and typography. Even though she started her career in publishing, teaching gave her the most satisfaction. Her skills are artisan in nature and her sense of aesthetic is informed by her philosophy of life. She is blessed to be able to practise both vocations and not have had to settle for either.