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Eiji Sumi
Full-Time lecturer
Eiji Sumi
Eiji Sumi Eiji Sumi is Japanese-born artist and designer who was based in New York for many years and joined CommDe in 2012. He has worked on may exhibitions organized by internationally renowned curators, and completed commissions for established brands and hotels in New York, Tokyo, and Bangkok. His experience is broad, including Installation Art, Multi Media Art, Lighting Design, Graphic Design and Decorative Arts. Eiji founded styleviewdesign.com and his website is eijisumi .com.
Izabella Bielawska
Full-Time Lecturer
Izabella Bielawska
Izabella Bielawska

Izabella Bielawska graduated from London College of Communication. She specializes in editorial design, having worked as an art director and designer for The Guardian newspaper and for Monocle magazine for many years. Over the last decade she has worked with many renowned designers including Stefan Sagmeister and Jonathan Barnbrook. Izabella now runs her own design agency called Mandala Studio and is working with social enterprises and small business start ups. Her website is mandalastudio.net

Michael Albert Trusler
Full-Time Lecturer
Michael Albert Trusler
Michael Albert Trusler Michael Trusler joined CommDe in 2012 after teaching Communication Design for four years at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand. He holds a MFA from Hunter College in New York and works in many professional capacities as an artist and designer.
Wittamon Niwattichai
Visiting Professor
Wittamon Niwattichai
Wittamon Niwattichai Wittamon Niwattichai is a professional printmaker and illustrator and originally trained in Fine Arts (Printmaking) at Chiang Mai University and later at the Academy of the Art College in San Francisco. She has been artist in residence at many significant institutions internationally and co-founded RABAPAPA which produces limited edition lifestyle products. Wittamon also designs unique children's wear under the title Family Members, organizes workshops, and writes for many publications.
Anne Suchawadee Jarak
Visiting Professor
Anne Suchawadee Jarak
Anne Suchawadee Jarak Anne Jarak joined CommDe in 2010 and became a driving force for transforming students into future designers through processes of systematic thinking. Originally trained as a landscape architect, Anne later switched to complete a MA in Art History at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her professional career is multi-faceted and includes leading jobs in the creative field. Anne is linked to an extensive network of progressive professionals.
Kelvin Wong
Visiting Professor
Kelvin Wong
Kelvin Wong Kelvin Wong is a Malaysian-born graphic designer. Having worked for the industry leaders Leo Burnett, Bakery Music and Propaganda, he now runs his own studio exploring graphic design as a catalyst for social progress. Among Kelvin's best known works are: the retail identity for Playground!; corporate identities for Phenomena and Propaganda; and the museum identity for the First Royal Factory at Fang. He frequently contributes articles to the magazines Art4D and ComputerArts. Kelvin has collaborated on art and design related activities for About Cafe, Alliance Francaise, Thailand Creative and Design Centre, among many others. He has been a visiting lecturer at Bangkok University and was recently made Honorary Advisor to ThaiGa. His website is kkelvinstudio.com.
Bryan Woytowich
Visiting Professor
Bryan Woytowich
Bryan Woytowich Bryan Woytowich has worked as a musician and producer with the leading labels Bakery and Grammy Music. He has also completed stints on air as a bilingual English/Thai radio DJ at 102.5FM, 107FM, and 88FM. Bryan does voiceover work for radio, TV, corporate presentations, and other events; most notably, he is the voice for in-flight videos on all current Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways flights. Bryan currently works in Thailand's burgeoning audio/visual production industry.
Non Palakul
Visiting Professor
Non Palakul
Non Palakul Non Palakul is a designer inspired by the everyday. Since completing a MA in Graphic Design at London College of Communication, Non has been collaborating with various established companies for fashion and music. Non is currently working as a designer and director for Slowmotion, a Bangkok-based and award-winning design studio.
Thitipant Chongcharoenchokeskul
Visiting Professor
Thitipant Chongcharoenchokeskul
Thitipant Chongcharoenchokeskul

Thitipant Chongcharoenchokeskul works in music production as well as A&R with SONY, BMG and Bakery Music. His career in freelance music composition and sound design included multinational clients and a variety of advertising agencies. Thitipant collaborates on sound design and music composition for art exhibitions and site-specific installations. His website is treborikki.bandcamp.com

Dr. Brian Curtin
Visiting Professor
Dr. Brian Curtin
Dr. Brian Curtin Brian Curtin is an Irish-born writer and curator based in Bangkok since 2000. He holds a PhD in Fine Art from the University of Bristol and publishes in a range of academic and non-academic contexts. Brian's research is at the intersection of contemporary art, Queer theory and studies in visual and material cultures. His website is briancurtinbangkok.com.
Yothsaran Rermraksakul
Visiting Professor
Yothsaran Rermraksakul
Yothsaran Rermraksakul

Yothsaran Rermraksakul graduated from Chulalongkorn University and California State University of Los Angeles. With over a decade of experience of the design industry, he holds expertise in infographics, information visualization, corporate identity, typographic communication, and critical issues of the social responsibilities of the designer. His website is yothsaran.com.

Mat Ranson
Visiting Professor
Mat Ranson
Mat Ranson Mat Ranson is a British graphic designer who specializes in Digital Design. His clients include BBC, MTV, Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong Telecom. Before co-founding Mandala Studio, Mat was part of Sidekick Studios, the first social start-up in the UK which created innovative digital services for a wide range of clients including the UK National Health Service and prominent NGOs. His website is mandalastudio.asia.
Nattapol Suphawong
Visiting Professor
Nattapol Suphawong
Nattapol Suphawong

Nattapol Suphawong is an interaction designer and media artist. He graduated from from Assumption University and Parsons The New School for Design, New York. Nattapol's recent projects explore an evolution of his interests in public space and tangible media as a means to create responsive and playful environments. In 2008 he co-founded INT2 Studio, a multidisciplinary design firm specializing in interactive media; and has been working/collaborating with various design firms and design organizations including BUG studio and TCDC. Nattapol won the 2011 Young Creative Entrepreneur (Media) Award from the British Council. He teaches interaction design at various universities in Thailand. His works can be accessed at at int2studio and joexpo.

Salinee Hanvareevongsilp
Visiting Professor
Salinee Hanvareevongsilp
Salinee Hanvareevongsilp Salinee Hanvareevongsilp is one of Thailand's most prominent copywriters. She has created a countless advertisements and won many prestigious awards both nationally and globally. One of Salinee's most significant contributions to Thailand's creative industries over thirty years is her training of emergent copywriters. Salinee began her advertising career after graduating from Chulalongkorn University in 1980. She has worked for Fareast Advertising, McCaan Erickson,Leo Burnett and J. Walter Thompson. Salinee currently works as a consultant in Creative Planning at Matchbox as well as freelance work. She's also a lecturer in advertising at Mahidol University International College. Salinee has published five books and is a regular columnist for 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 Pattreeda Prasarnthong graduated from Chulalongkorn University, Falmouth College of Arts and Brighton University. Her website is mamamopang.com.
Nualtong Prasarnthong
Visiting Professor
Nualtong Prasarnthong
Nualtong Prasarnthong

Nualtong Prasarnthong graduated from Chulalongkorn University and Nottingham Trent University. Her illustrations have been widely published in IMAGE, Ploygampetch and Food Stylist. She also designs pocketbooks and other types of products. Her website is nualtong.tumblr.com.

Phantipa Thanchookiet
Visiting Professor
Phantipa Thanchookiet
Phantipa Thanchookiet
Phantipa Thanchookiet graduated from Chulalongkorn University, London college of Printing and Camberwell College of Arts. She co-founded LIKAYBINDERY, a bookbinding studio and workshop for limited editions and paper-based commissions. Their website is likaybindery.
Ralph Kiggell
Visiting Professor
Ralph Kiggell
Ralph Kiggell

Ralph Kiggell is an artist who works primarily with woodblock printmaking. He exhibits extensively, is regularly commissioned as an illustrator and collaborates with a variety of organizations. His website is ralphkiggell.com.

Benya Hegenbarth
Visiting Professor
Benya Hegenbarth
Benya Hegenbarth Benya Hegenbarth was born in Bangkok to a German father and Thai mother. At a young age he left Thailand to attend 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, accepting commissioned work as well personal projects. His website is benyahegenbarth.
Piti Patcharavalai
Visiting Professor
Piti Patcharavalai
Piti Patcharavalai

Piti Patcharavalai graduated from the University of Westminster, University of the Arts, London and Assumption University. He has worked as as an Online Strategic Consultant & Information Architect, consultant and researcher and teaches at a variety of universities. His website is 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