Iwan Kurniawan

User Experience Designer

Designer, Prototyper, Entrepreneur. I am a founder of Opacity, a Singapore-based digital product studio. I help organisation building cross-platform products by applying human centred design approach.

I plan to add more details on each project. Please e-mail me if you have any inquiry.


Spark Systems FX Trading Mobile App

In collaboration with T+ Interactive, I had an excellent opportunity to design an enterprise mobile FX trading app for Spark Systems. Spark Systems is the first high tech solution provider for institutional forex trading that is originated in Asia.


Systane Digital Dry Eye Detector

The Digital Dry Eye Detector is an app for a tablet that's mounted on an in-store display unit to diagnose a potential case of Dry Eyes. The app leverages the front-facing camera and the image processing technology to detect eye blink.


Energy Management Mobile App

Prototypes for a Singapore Start-up. The Energy Management System app is about tracking energy consumption by connecting the network of physical devices. Click here to see the video preview.


The Sunny Side Website

The Sunny Side is a Singapore-based agency, an ecosystem of creatives and technologists that has worked with brands like P&G, Novartis, Sephora, and Rotimatic.


Air Filter of Mann+Hummel Group Website

Collaborated with T+ Interactive, I designed the Air Filter section (English & Chinese) of Mann+Hummel website.


Hitachi Singapore Corporate Portal

Got a chance to redesign the homepage and product page of the corporate site during my tenure at Hitachi Asia.


Startup My City Campaign Site

Startup My City is a thought leadership programme, a collaboration between Hitachi and The Economist Intelligence Unit.


Other Works

Please come back later to see my past works.

I started my career as a web designer for one of Indonesia's largest e-commerce in early 2000s. In 2008, I relocated to Singapore to join Comwerks (a WPP Company) and have been living in the city-state since then. In 10 years after I set foot in Singapore, I had worked with large corporations, government agencies, entrepreneurs, and start-ups.

Before establishing Opacity, I spent seven years as a designer at Hitachi Asia where I helped the company's digital presence in 6 Southeast Asia regions.

I design multi-platform digital products by taking a human-centred approach. I believe the key components to digital products are not only pixels and code. A product must first satisfy a need of the people who use it before anything else. Thus, I start all my projects with empathy towards the people I design for: what they feel, what they think and what they want? I then analyse how they interact with the product by testing it iteratively.

My goal is to build products that meet the user's needs and are desirable, technically feasible, and commercially viable.