Don Low holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Materials Engineering) from Nanyang Technological University and a Bachelor of Arts (Multimedia & Interactive Design) from Curtin University of Technology. In 2005, he was awarded a media scholarship from the Infocomm Media Development Authority (then known as the Media Development Authority) to study overseas. Don used the opportunity to obtain his Master of Fine Arts in Animation from Savannah College of Art and Design in the U.S.
Don’s career as an artist has seen him wear many hats. Upon getting his degree in multimedia design, Don joined a local web company as an art director to produce original animation intellectual property for the web. Thereafter he worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer to produce different corporate materials and magazines for clients. After completing his master’s degree, Don joined Scrawl Studios as its production head to oversee production of a 2D animated series by the studio. Later, Don continued working as a freelance illustrator for clients such as Apple Singapore, Singapore Post, Singapore Press Holdings, Saatchi & Saatchi, and the Ministry of Education. During this time, Dom also taught as an adjunct lecturer and art instruction at various institutions such as DigiPen (Singapore), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Institute of Technology, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and Temasek Polytechnic.
Beyond teaching in schools, Don was actively involved in the community and conducted drawing workshops and instructional classes. He also took part as an art instructor at multiple art symposiums that were organized by international art communities in Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the U.K.
As an artist, Don paints in different traditional mediums such as oils, acrylics, inks, and watercolors. The last is his favorite and he has been regularly exhibiting and selling his work at annual shows such as the Affordable Art Fair.
Don has been featured as a visual artist in two books: The Art of Urban Sketching and An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers.
In 2018, Don was the winner of the SIGGRAPH Asia (Tokyo) character design contest. That year, he also authored and published a graphic novel title Kungfu Dough.
At DigiPen (Singapore), Don teaches drawing and painting in the traditional mediums, art processes, tone, color, and composition.