PhD in Media Arts. Bournemouth University, The Media School, United Kingdom, 2016.
MFA in Computer Arts - Animation. SCAD/Savannah College of Arts and Design, Georgia, United States of America, 2001.
BA in Graphic Design - Art Direction. Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1998.
Areas of Interest
3D Animation, Photography, Video and Cinematography, Motion graphics, Digital art and design.
2002 - Current / Faculty member at Sabanci University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Visual Art and Visual Communication Design: Undergrad 4th year and
Graduate courses - Digital Modeling, Computer Animation, Digital Video, Motion Graphics and Arts.
2001 - 2002 / Digital Artist at EA Games and The 3DO Game Campany.
1999 - 2001 / 3D Technical Assistant, Savannah College of Arts and Design, Georgia, USA. (Computer Arts department)
Stop-Motion Teaching Assistant, Savannah College of Arts and Design, Georgia, USA.
1995 - Current / Professional Photographer, Photo Creator Magazine Publication. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1995 / Freelancer Illustrator, Malaysia Prime Minister Office.
2nd Prize. “Realm of Forms” - Video/Moving Image - Head On International Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia. 2015
3rd Prize. “Passing Moment”, Portrait and People category. - The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Florida, USA. 2015
Honorable Mention. “Distant Neighbours”, Night Life category. - Life Framer Photography, United Kingdom. 2015
Honorable Mention. “Way Home”, Landscape category. - International Monochrome Photography Awards. 2015
The Aloha Accolade Award. “Jobwatch” Animation. - Honolulu Film Awards, Hawaii. 2015
The Denali Award. “Jobwatch” Animation. - Alaska International Film Award, USA. 2015
The Gold Lion Award. “Jobwatch” Animation. - Barcelona International Film Festival, Spain. 2015
The Van Gogh Award. “Jobwatch” Animation, Special Jury Prize. - Amsterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands. 2015
Two Honorable Mentions. "Arrow" - People and "Silence" Nature category. - 10th Annual International Black and White Spider Award, USA. 2015
All Faculties, 1st Prize - Teaching Award. Graduating/Senior classes. - Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey. 2014
Best Animated Comedy Award. “Jobwatch” Animation. - International Epic Animation Game Festival, California, USA. 2014
Four Honorable Mentions. "Tunnel" - Architecture/Interiors category, "On The Road" - Fine Art/Abstract category, "Kasada Offering" - People/Culture category. "V-Diary" - Fine Art/Collage category. - Moscow International Foto Awards, Russia. 2014
Honorable Mention. Silhouette - Passing Moment. - 9th Annual International Black and White Spider Award, USA. 2014
1st Prize, "A Reverse Of Time", Video Category - Global Nikon Award 2012-2013. 2013
Finalist, "After Lunch", Portrait Gallery - Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards, Malaysia. 2013
Finalist. "Survival Culture", Single Image Category - Renaissance Photography Prize, United Kingdom. 2013
Finalist, Open Category - Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards, Malaysia. 2012
Gold Medal - Best Photographer of The Show, "In and out of the mist" series - The Chinese Phoenix International Photography Biennial, China Photographers Association, China. 2012
Honorable Mention, "The Jokers Are Everywhere". - The Lumen Prize: International Digital Art Awards, United Kingdom. 2012
Six Bronze Medals - The EPSON International Photographic Pano Awards, Australia. 2012
Silver Medal, Professional category - "In and Out of The Mist" - PX3, France. 2011
1st Prize - PX3 Peoples Choice Awards. Architecture category, "Arena". - PX3, France. 2010
International Black and White Spider Award (Honorable mention) - International Black and White Spider Award, USA. 2010
International Photography Award, Deeper Perspective, Landscape and Building category (Honorable mention) - Lucie Foundation. 2010
Teaching Award - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. - Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. 2010
1st Prize - PX3 Peoples Choice Awards. Performing Arts catgeory, “Cultural Dances”. - PX3, France. 2009
2nd Prize, Landscape and cityscape category. Architectural Maze (Conflux - A Massive Union) - The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, United Kingdom. 2009
Color Master Cup 2009, 3rd place - Architecture (Honor of Distinction) - World Photographic Arts Corporation Ltd, USA. 2009
Honorable mention - The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, United Kingdom. 2009
International Photography Award, 3rd place - Architecture category – Building. - Pilsner Urquell - International Photography Awards, USA. 2008
Honorable Mention - Pilsner Urquell - International Photography Awards, USA. 2007
35th Creativity Annual Award - International.Landographix website - Award of Distinction.Publish in 35th Creativity Annual Book. (Collaboration with Didem Wong) - International Creativity Annual, USA. 2006
All Faculties, 3rd Prize - Teaching Award. Graduating/Senior classes. - Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey. 2006
International Photography Awards 2006 Professional Photographer of the Year: Nature Category. Landscapes: 2nd place - "Realm of Endless Stretch". Seasons: 2nd Place - "Spring breeze". Plus, 10 Honorable Mentions. - International Photography Awards, USA. 2006
2nd Metro Kisa Short Film Competition - 3rd Prize winner. - Metro Group Turkiye & TURSAK VAKFI, Turkey. 2005
HOW Annual International Design Competition - F&W Publications, Cincinnati, USA. 2005
Ottawa International Animation Festival - "Blooming Tin" (Special screening) - Nelvana, Telefilm Canada & National Film Board of Canada. 2004
Treasure of Istanbul (2 Honorable mention) - Fujifilm and Ministry of Culture, Turkey. 2003
Annual California SUN International Animation Festival. - "Mind Addiction" (Award Winner of Best Visual Effects) - California SUN International Animation Festival, USA. 2002
Annual Los Angeles International Short Film Festival - "Mind Addiction" (Nominee) - Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, USA. 2002
Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival - "Mind Addiction" (Nominee) - San Diego Asian Film Festival, USA. 2002
1st Prize, CMYK Magazine (Issue.No15) - CMYK Design Magazine, USA. 2001
Nikon Professional Photographer Forum Annual Competition (Honorable mention) - NIKON, USA. 2001
Durango Film Festival - "Cigarette Tree" (Nominee) - Durango Film Festival, Colorado, USA. 2000
Savannah International Film And Video Festival - "Cigarette Tree" (Nominee) - Savannah International Film And Video Festival, Georgia, USA. 2000
1st Prize, SCAD Far From Home Poster Design - Savannah College of Art and Design, USA. 1999
1st Prize, SCAD International Students Festival Poster Design - Savannah College of Art and Design, USA. 1999
International Photo Library Award (Gold medal) - International Photo Library Chicago, USA. 1999
1st Prize, Canon Annual Photography Award (Sport/Action) - CANON, Malaysia. 1998
1st Prize, Fujifilm Annual Photography Award - FUJIFILM, Malaysia. 1998
Wong, Yoong Wah Alex, "Mindscapes: photographic encounters, Liew, Samantha (ed.), Singapore: 2902 Gallery, Hazirane 2012
Wong, Yoong Wah Alex, Landographix: harmonious elements of photography, Ling, Hew Pit (ed.), Malaysia: Photo Creator Publication, Martch 2004
Book Section / Chapter
Wong, Yoong Wah Alex, "KLPA - Kuala Lumpur International Photography Awards", KLPA, Steven, Lee (ed.), Malaysia: explorenatişon.net, Ağustosust 2012, 93-95
Wong, Yoong Wah Alex, "An eye for an ear", Photography Open salon Arles 2012, Karas, Vanja (ed.), United Kingdom: Ubyu, Temmuzy 2012, 81-81
Wong, Yoong Wah Alex, "Landographix website", Creativity 35, Carter, David E. (ed.), New York: HarperCollins, Ağustosust 2006
Papers in Conference Preceedings
Wong, Yoong Wah Alex, "2D to 3D non photo realistic character transformation and morphing (computer animation)", Papanikos, Gregory T. (ed.), 1st Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts, Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research, Ağustosust 2010, 181-181
Before SU Publications
2004: "Landographix: Harmonious Elements Of Photography", Hew Pit Ling (ed.), Malaysia: Photo Creator Publication, Martch 2004.
2006: "Landographix website", Creativity 35, David E. Carter (ed.), New York: HarperCollins Publication, Ağustosust 2006.
2011: Solo: "In and Out of The Mist", University of Canterbury Publication, New Zealand, Hazirane 2011.
2012: Group: "KLPA - Kuala Lumpur International Photography Awards", KLPA, Malaysia: explorenatison.net, Ağustosust 2012, 93-95.
2012: Group: "An eye for an ear", Photography Open salon Arles 2012, United Kingdom: Ubyu, Temmuzy 2012, 81-81.
2012: Group: "155th International Print Exhibition", The Royal Photographic Society Catalogue, United Kindgom. ISBN: 978-0-904495-03-4, Temmuzy 2012, 26-26.
2012: Solo: Mindscapes: Photographic Encounters: 2902 Gallery, Singapore. Hazirane. ISBN: 978-981-07-2299-9, 204 Pages.