Ong Wongnawa


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.

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    Industrial Design Intern
    January 2015 - May 2015
    Los Angeles, CA

    Siam Cement Group
    Freelance Product Designer
    July 2012 - December 2012
    Bangkok, Thailand

    Plato Furniture
    Junior Designer
    September 2010 - August 2011
    Bangkok, Thailand

    Field Research Freelance
    October 2009 - June 2010
    Bangkok, Thailand

    FiF Design Studio
    Industrial Design Intern
    March 2009 - May 2009
    Bangkok, Thailand


    Chulalongkorn University
    Bangkok, Thailand
    BS, Industrial Design, 2010

  • Gallery/Exhibit

    Student Gallery
    Xshell Tent
    Thrdeye Home Security System
    Nutrilinx Supplement Package Design


    3rd Place Student Category
    The Dieline Awards
    In recognition of Nutrilinx Supplements Package Design
    June 2015

    People’s Choice Award
    Electrolux Designlab
    In recognition of Teleport Fridge
    September 2009


    Teleport Fridge
    Design for The Sustainable Era

    Dieline Awards 2015 : 3rd Place Student
    Nutrilinx Dietary Supplements
    Article Link

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