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Eiji Sumi
Full-Time lecturer
Eiji Sumi
Eiji Sumi is Japanese Artist / Designer who has been based in New York for many years and joined commde in 2012. He has created various exhibitions curated by internationally renowned curators, and Design works for well known brands and Hotels in New York, Tokyo, and Bangkok. His experiences are in various field such as Installation Art, Multi Media Art, Lighting Design, Graphic Design, Decorative art, Painting and Drawing. He founded styleviewdesign.com. Also his work is viewed at eijisumi .com
Izabella Bielawska
Full-Time Lecturer
Izabella Bielawska
Izabella Bielawska

Izabella graduated from the London College of Communication with a BA in Graphic and Media Design. She specializes in editorial design, having worked as an art director and designer for The Guardian newspaper and for Monocle magazine. Over the last 10 years she has also worked with various renowned designers including Stefan Sagmeister and Jonathan Barnbrook. She now runs her own design agency, Mandala Studio, working with social enterprises and small business start ups.

More info at mandalastudio.net

Michael Albert Trusler
Full-Time Lecturer
Michael Albert Trusler
Michael Albert Trusler joined CommDe in 2012 after teaching Communication Design for four years at KMUTT. Previously he has worked in various capacities in the world of fine art and photography completing an MFA from Hunter College. Michael is currently teaching and maintaining a studio practice.
Wittamon Niwattichai
Visiting Professor
Wittamon Niwattichai
Wittamon Niwattichai a professional printmaker and illustrator, was originally trained in fine art/ printmaking at Chiangmai University and later at the Academy of Art College, San Francisco, USA. Over decades she has been artist in residence in many significant institutions abroad. She co-founded 'RABAPAPA' which produces limited edition lifestyle products and runs her new unique children's wear 'FAMILYMEMBERS'. With her extensive range of professional experiences in teaching, running art workshops, as well as working as columnist, illustrator and stylist for major lifestyle magazines, Wittamon who is currently a visiting professor of CommDe will lead DDT.
Anne Suchawadee Jarak
Visiting Professor
Anne Suchawadee Jarak
Anne Suchawadee Jarak joined CommDe's first-year faculties in 2010 and became its driving force who helps transform CommDe's new students into future designers with systematic thinking processes. Originally trained as landscape architect, Anne later switched for an MA in history of art at the famous Goldsmiths College, University of London; and this became the basis of her multi-faceted leading jobs in the creative field, especially her current role as our 'creative magnet', with an extensive network of progressive professionals in endlessly various creative fields.
Kelvin Wong
Visiting Professor
Kelvin Wong
Kelvin Wong is a graphic designer living and working in Bangkok. Having worked for Leo Burnett, Bakery Music and Propaganda, he now runs his own studio exploring the possibilities of graphic design as a catalyst for progress. Among his most known works are the retail identity for Playground!, the corporate identities for both Phenomena and Propaganda and the museum identity for The First Royal Factory at Fang. He frequently contributes articles for Art4D and ComputerArts Thailand magazine. He often collaborates on art and design related activities for About Cafe, Alliance Franchaise, TCDC and many others. He is a visiting lecturer for Bangkok University and Chulalongkorn University, and was recently made Honorary Advisor to ThaiGa. kkelvinstudio.com
Bryan Thep Woytowich
Visiting Professor
Bryan Thep Woytowich
Bryan Thep Woytowich Bryan has worked as a musician and producer under leading Thai music labels Bakery and Grammy Music. He has also enjoyed stints on air as a bilingual English/Thai radio DJ at 102.5FM, 107FM, and most recently 88FM. Behind the scenes, Bryan is also known to do voiceover work for radio, TV, corporate presentations, and events, most notably the voice for the in flight video on all current Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways flights. He currently works in Thailand's burgeoning Audio/Visual production industry and is one of CommDe's visiting lecturers of the Time-based Design Materials and Processes course for Third year students.
Non Palakul
Visiting Professor
Non Palakul
Non Palakul is a designer inspired by everyday objects, interested in experimenting through different medium and technique for communication in every piece of his work. After a Master in Graphic Design at London College of Communication and a bachelor's degree in fine art and design from Chulalongkorn University, Non has been collaborating with various well known companies in fashion and music industry. Non is currently working as a designer and director for Slowmotion, a Bangkok based awarded Design studio.
Robert Thitipant Chongcharoenchokeskul
Visiting Professor
Robert Thitipant Chongcharoenchokeskul
Robert Thitipant Chongcharoenchokeskul

Music Producer/Composer
Sound and Product Designer & Artist

Thitipant Chongcharoenchokeskul a.k.a. Treborikki has worked in music production as well as A&R with SONY, BMG and Bakery Music before landing his career in freelance music composition/sound design for multinational corporations and advertising agencies. Further he collaborates in sound design and music composition for art exhibits and site specific installations namely with Be Takerng Pattanopas and Eiji Sumi.

treborikki.bandcamp.com

Dr. Brian Curtin
Visiting Professor
Dr. Brian Curtin
Dr. Brian Curtin
Yothsaran Rermraksakul
Visiting Professor
Yothsaran Rermraksakul
Yothsaran Rermraksakul

a graduate from Chulalongkorn University (Bachelor of Industrial Design, Graphic Design Concentration), and California State University of Los Angeles (Master of Arts, Emphasis on Information Graphic & Visualization), has been working in Graphic Design Industry for years, both in Thailand and the United States. He has a strong interest in infographics, information visualization, corporate identity, typographic communication, and the responsibilities of a designer in society.
(Check out his students' assignments at www.yothsaran.com)

Mat Ranson
Visiting Professor
Mat Ranson
Mat Ranson
Nattapol (Joe) Suphawong
Visiting Professor
Nattapol (Joe) Suphawong
Nattapol (Joe) Suphawong

is an interaction designer / media artist / lecturer. His education includes a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture (Magna Cum Laude) from Assumption University, Thailand and a Master's Degree in Design & Technology (Valedictorian 2006) from Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA. His recent projects represent an evolution of his interests in public space and tangible media as a means to create responsive/playful environments. In 2008, he co-founded INT2 Studio, a multidisciplinary design firm specializing in interactive media. He has been working/collaborating with various design firms and design organizations including BUG studio and TCDC. Recently, he won the Young Creative Entrepreneur (Media) 2011 Award from British Council. Joe also teaches interaction design at various universities in Thailand.

More info at int2studio and joexpo

Salinee Hanvareevongsilp
Visiting Professor
Salinee Hanvareevongsilp
Salinee Hanvareevongsilp is one of Thailand's most prominent copywriters. She has created a countless advertisements and won many prestigious awards nationally and globally. One of her most significant contributions to Thailand's creative industry is in her training of emergent copywriters for almost 30 years. Salinee started her advertising career after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, 1st class honours, from Chulalongkorn University in 1980. For over three decades she worked for several leading advertising agencies, ranging from the local to the multinational and including Fareast Advertising, McCaan Erickson,Leo Burnett and JWT. Currently Salinee works as a consultant in Creative Planning at Matchbox and doing freelance works.She's also a part-time lecturer on Advertising at Mahidol International College. She has five books published and is a regular columnist for the magazines IMAGE and Ploy Gam Petch. Her blog features some of her works and stream of thoughts. To write is to write is to write at hsalinee
Pattreeda Prasarnthong
Visiting Professor
Pattreeda Prasarnthong
Pattreeda Prasarnthong BA Communication Arts, Major in Advertising, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. PG dip, Creative Advertising, Falmouth College of Arts, Falmouth, England MA Sequential Design/ Illustration, Brighton University, Brighton, England. More info @ mamamopang.com
Nualtong Prasarnthong
Visiting Professor
Nualtong Prasarnthong
Nualtong Prasarnthong

Her illustrations are currently published in magazines such as IMAGE , ploygampetch and food stylist, pocketbooks and several consumer products.

BA Commerce and Accountancy, Major in Marketing. Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand. MA Design Studies, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham England.


blog nualtong.tumblr.com

Phantipa Thanchookiet
Visiting Professor
Phantipa Thanchookiet
Phantipa Thanchookiet
BA Communication Arts, Major in Motion picture & Still photography, Chulalongkorn University. MA Typo/graphic Studies, London college of Printing MA Book Arts, Camberwell College of Arts, London co-founder and bookbinder at LIKAYBINDERY, a bookbinding studio making one-off and limited edition. Likaybindery also do paper-related projects on commission as well as hand-on bookbinding workshop.
Ralph Kiggell
Visiting Professor
Ralph Kiggell
Ralph Kiggell

is predominantly a studio artist, working on woodblock prints for exhibition, competitions and biennales, &c, as well as illustrations for limited edition books published by small presses and for artistic collaborations around the world.

More info at ralphkiggell.com

Benya Hegenbarth
Visiting Professor
Benya Hegenbarth
Benya Hegenbarth Benya was born in Bangkok 1979, to a German father and Thai mother. At a young age he left Thailand to attend boarding school in England. His housemaster's splendid collection of photography books and rare prints sparked a passion for the medium, and he has been taking pictures ever since. After studying History at university, he decided to pursue photography as a career, and began working as a photographer's assistant in Paris and later in New York. While living in New York and during his trips around the world, he concentrated on shooting portraits and landscapes. He has recently moved back home to Thailand and is working as a freelance photographer doing commissioned work as well personal projects. His work can be seen at benyahegenbarth
Piti Patcharavalai
Visiting Professor
Piti Patcharavalai
Piti Patcharavalai

Master of Art, Design for Interaction, University of Westminster, London.
EDEXCEL Certificate, Creative Media Programme, University of the Arts, London.
Bachelor of Business Administration, Advertising management, Assumption University, Bangkok.
Teaching and work experience:
Online Strategic Consultant & Information Architect.
Instructor Communication Design Program, School of Architecture and Design, KMUTT.
Senior Information Architect / Design Consultant & Researcher.
Research and Design Services Center KMUTT.

Founder of normalnice.com

Visiting Professor
Assoc Prof Chanan Vongvipak
Assoc Prof Chanan Vongvipak

Education:
BA Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University.
MA Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University.

Teaching and work experience:
Guest Lecturer Silpakorn University.
Guest Lecturer Chulalongkorn University.

Kanit Tantivejkul
Visiting Professor
Kanit Tantivejkul
Kanit Tantivejkul

Education:
BA Communication Design, Rangsit University.
MA Graphic Design, Rhode Island School of Design, USA.

Teaching and work experience:
The Foundry.

Anuthin Wongsunkakon
Visiting Professor
Anuthin Wongsunkakon
Anuthin Wongsunkakon

Education:
BA Faculty of art & design, Rangsit University.
MA Pratt Institute, New York, USA.

Teaching and work experience:
Typographic Design.
Designing Thai custom fonts for major Thai clients such as AIS (Thailand's largest mobile phone operator)
and Wallpaper* Magazine.
Thai edition (with Christian Schwartz), MensHealth Thai Edition and Arena Thai Edition.
Current Partner of Behaviour Group Inc. and Cadson Demak Co.,Ltd., design studios based in Bangkok, Thailand

Visiting Professor
Pim Sudhikam
Pim Sudhikam
Education:
MA Visual Communication, Kent Institute of Art & Design of Maidstone, UK.
BA Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
Vorathit Kruavanichkit
Visiting Professor
Vorathit Kruavanichkit
Vorathit Kruavanichkit Design Director of Farmgroup, a multi–disciplinary design consultancy based in Bangkok, which he co-Founded in 2005. Also currently a vice-president of ThaiGa (Thai Graphic Designers Association) since 2008. Personal Online Portfolio vorathit.com
Martin Reeves
Visiting Professor
Martin Reeves
Martin Reeves ZOOM, the acclaimed international fine-art photography magazine, has featured Martin's Asian portfolios twice and his images have been exhibited throughout Asia and Europe. Four of Martin's photos of Angkor were chosen by His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia as state gifts in 2006, and in 2007, Martin's book Angkor: Into The Hidden Realm with a foreword by HRH Princess Norodom Rattana-Devi, the book holds images that have been immortalised into the design of the five-star Hotel de la Paix in Siem Reap by Bill Bensley. Also in 2007, Martin was chosen, along with a group of internationally renowned photographers, to take part in a book project entitled Thailand: Nine Days In The Kingdom; a tribute to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the occasion of his eightieth birthday. In 2008, Martin was assigned to take photos of 'Old Siam' — the resulting photos are on permanent display inside the clubhouse of the Royal Residence. www.martinreeves.com
Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
Visiting Professor
Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr

Education:
BFA, Motion Pictures & Video, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA
BD, Political Science/International Affairs, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Teaching and work experience:
LOONG BOONMEE RALEUK CHAT Sound Design/Re-Recording Mixer (Uncle Boonmee who can recall his past lives) Palme d'Or 2010 Cannes Film Festival, Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
MUNDANE HISTORY Sound Design/Re-Recording Mixer Tiger Awards: International Film Festival Rotterdam. Director: Anocha Suwichakornpong.
Digital Film Lecturer/Head of Department, SAE School of Audio Engineering, Bangkok, Thailand

Visiting Professor
Gordon Alexander Candelin
Gordon Alexander Candelin

Education:
BA program Art HistoryUniversity of California, Los Angeles.
Short Course in Environmental Design, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.

Teaching and work experience:
An experienced, hands-on creative with 13 years of international design & advertising experience for world-class agencies and brands. here is the complete profile

Charn Sriwanaluk
Visiting Professor
Charn Sriwanaluk
Charn Sriwanaluk
Patamavalai Ratanapoom
Visiting Professor
Patamavalai Ratanapoom
Patamavalai Ratanapoom
Santi Tonsukha
Visiting Professor
Santi Tonsukha
Santi Tonsukha
Sarun Pinyarat
Visiting Professor
Sarun Pinyarat
Sarun Pinyarat Fungjai founder