I am a designer and engineer that fuses design, materials, and technology. Loves inventing and improving how things are made. I am currently studying Masters in Design Innovation and Technology at RMIT University.

You can reach me at design.josephyap@gmail.com

For materials and engineering related work, you can also contact me at materials.josephyap@gmail.com


Completed the New Design Graduates Training Program (NDGT), a program hosted by the Design Center of the Philippines meant to bridge university and industry, last Manila FAME April 2019.


Interned at Hacienda Crafts as part of the Atelier Phase of the NDGT program starting May 2019.



Submitted this video to apply for NDGT in 2017, which summarizes my journey from materials engineering to design.


First solo exhibition, “Animation of the Visible Spectrum,” in Bacolod in February 2017.


Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a thesis on a new material for furniture applications.


Joined the Shell Eco-Marathon last March 2016, working with other materials, mechanical, and electrical engineers to create a monocoque carbon-fiber battery electric car.


Painted a mural at the Taisi International Arts Village as part of my volunteer internship with the Taisi Art Council in Yunlin County, Taiwan.