Lawrence Pak Zhi Heng
Lawrence Pak is a graduate of the School of Interactive and Digital Media at Nanyang Polytechnic. He began his career in 2003 as a 3D artist creating assets and floor plan layouts for Dynaforce International, a firm specializing in gym setups. Within two years, he attained the position of Operations Executive. In this role, he was responsible for ensuring that clients’ expectations were met, and that the Singapore and Malaysia teams adhered to the standards of artistic production.
In 2005, Lawrence joined Koei Tecmo Singapore, attaining his dream career in the game industry when the Japanese company first opened its Singapore office. As one of the pioneers entering the local games industry in its infancy, he helped to grow and develop the community. During this time, he participated in the production of Singapore’s first MMORPG, Romance of the Three Kingdoms Online.
In 2008, Lawrence was among the selected few to be offered an internship attachment at Koei Tecmo Japan in Yokohama, where he trained for a year. Upon returning to Koei Tecmo Singapore, he assumed the role of Environment Lead Artist.
In the years since, he has led his team in the production of numerous exciting Koei Tecmo titles such as Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors, and the Nobunaga’s Ambition series. Other notable titles that he has worked on include Winning Post and the Uncharted Water series.
Having spent more than a decade in the games industry, Lawrence now brings a wealth of knowledge and international experiences to his teaching position at DigiPen (Singapore).