I was born in Bangkok, raised in Thailand, Singapore and Taiwan. As a kid, I was fascinated by mobile phones, gaming consoles and mp3 players. The way complicated components were put together and ended up in my hands so I could interact with them; I could feel how special that was.
Growing up, I realized that most people relate to these products as if they were an extension of themselves. I knew that I needed to be a part of the team that created these ingenious objects. This is how I discovered product design.
I received my first design degree from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. I set to work as a furniture designer immediately afterwards, but soon realized that I needed to return to what excited me as a child. I needed to go back to product design.
After two and a half years at Art Center, I have done much more than I ever expected. Aside from just creating aesthetically pleasing objects, I also got to envision and plan user experience and branding strategy, which I enjoy as much as designing the physical product. This experience gave me a new perspective to the term “product design” that can be something more than just physical and tangible to something that also includes experience and emotional value. I look forward to expanding the definition even further.