Saturday, November 18, 2006

GRAND Portal: Your Arts n Design Portal

Dear Artists & Designers,
Vote and support a dream.
Jacelyn Yap, a fellow GRAND member has been shortlisted for the Pantene Shine Award. Visit to vote for her. You can vote for her everyday till 29th November. The results will be announced on 30th Nov. You also stand a chance to win an IPOD nano by voting.

And if you have an exciting news about yourself to share with us, simply drop us a mail. We may just share that with the rest of the GRAND community and help you in reaching out.

So support, vote, and don't forget to upload your artworks :)
The Genio Ribelle Team.

For more information, visit

The Genio Ribelle Team

Have you created your 3D portfolio yet? Visit to upload your creations and meet interesting people.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

That's right. Its a Postcard Design Contest. So if you are not a graphic designer, you must be wondering, "This is something for Graphic Designers. I can't take part in this. I can't do this."

But wait! Think again. It is a Postcard Design Contest, not a graphic design contest.
The medium, the means are immaterial. The medium does not matter. You can sketch your design, you can paint it, you can take a photograph or well, you may use a computer to create the design from scratch or perhaps you are going to use your computer to enhance the sketch that you drew with your hands or add some effects to the photograph you took or maybe, you are not planning to use a computer at all. A computer, your hands, the brush, these are all tools.

The real medium is you. You are expressing yourself through this design.
Its the idea, the creativity that counts, not how you do it.

So this contest is for graphic designers, for fine artists, for photographers, for painters, for any artist or designer, for anyone who can think & be CREATIVE.

I know what you are going to ask me next. In the application form, we asked you to submit a Adobe Photoshop (psd format file) and a gif/jpeg file of your design. If anyone of you is wondering what is Adobe, that's fine with us. Nothing to be shy about. Or perhaps you know what is Adobe but never really used it for anything else except for viewing pictures of your friends. Don't fret. As we said, the medium is not important. We are not going to penalise you for not knowing Photoshop or Flash or Freehand because we are rewarding creativity here.

Today, for some unknown weird reason, creativity is equated to how many graphic design tools you can use. So back to the same point, we have asked you to submit your design in psd (adobde photoshop) format and you do not know how. If you drew your design by hand or if you took a photograph, then get a friend to help you scan it into your computer and then get the same friend's help to import that image into Adobe photoshop, save it as a PSD file and send it to us. That's about it. And all you graphic designers out there, that's easy for you.

The hard part is letting those creative juices flow but we know, you can do it.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

GRAND Postcard Design Contest 2006 is here. Its time to unleash your creativity at over 500 locations around Singapore? Join the GRAND Postcard design contest organized by Genio Ribelle Pte Ltd. 20,000 copies of the winning design will be printed and distributed by Genio Ribelle via ZoCard.

Top 10 designs will be posted on the GRAND (Genio Ribelle Arts N Design) portal.

Submission Deadline: 15th September 2006.

Results: 15th October 2006.

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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Who is Genio Ribelle?
What is Genio Ribelle?
The name literally means "Rebel Genius" in Italian.
When I say I, I refers to not I, the person creating this post, but to Genio Ribelle, who, as of now, has become an entity in itself at

When my name was conceived, I believed it represented the Rebel as well as the Genius that is hidden among each one of us, each one of us trying to pursue our passions, be it music, fine arts, filmmaking, poetry, photography, graphic design, architecture, product design, fashion, dance...whichever field of arts or design.

While Rebel may represent the fire within us, Genius represents the calm, the silence within, that we must listen to in order to get our creative juices flowing. Though contradictory, the two together make up any artist or designer out there, including me.

So I created the GRAND portal (Genio Ribelle Arts N Design Portal) for each one of you.

So what is the GRAND?
The GRAND is the only true and complete Arts and Design portal built by and for Artists and Designers such as you.