Liyana Abu Bakar

“I’m currently a Social Media Graphic Designer at Firstcom Solutions. I’m in-charge in creating visuals for your daily Facebook/Instagram advertisements that you’ve seen while scrolling your feed! I studied Motion Graphics and Communications (Advertising), and through this I want to assist brands in conveying their key message to the masses. I really enjoy going for music events – be it a small cozy gig or a crowded music festival – with my friends to unwind.” 

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Who was your role model growing up? 
This seems rather cliché but it was my dear grandmother, who is a woman of few words – patient, caring, loving and fiercely independent!

What do you usually eat for breakfast or brunch? 
A plain prata and an egg prata with fish curry, my go-to meal to be honest!

A film or book that left a significant impact on you:
“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. It made me reflect on the importance of embracing and learning from one’s past mistakes/events and to evolve as a better person from those incidents instead of dismissing them. 

Which artist is a must have on your daily Spotify playlist? 
My favourite band – No Vacation! I will listen to their songs everyday without fail.  

What would you say is your philosophy on life? 
Change is the only constant in life – the best thing one we do in life is to not be afraid to embrace change, in order to achieve our goals or for our own well-being. 

Who are the 3 women that are blowing your mind right now? 
Malala Yousafzai (Pakistani activist for female education), Jacinda Ardern (NZ Prime Minister) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (American Politician).

How do you think the future of minority/Muslim women in Singapore is looking like? 
I think more minority/Muslim women in Singapore will create more platforms and safe spaces to empower and support one another 🙂