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Naputsamohn Chanpiban, Design Student, Winchester School of Art

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11:00 AM | 30 January 2015
by Adam Oldfield
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Naputsamohn Chanpiban is a design student and freelance graphic designer based in Thailand and currently studying MA in Communication Design, Winchester School of Art. After completing her degree Naputsamohn wishes to work as a conceptual or creative designer. Explore Naputsamohn's current portfolio of work

DESCRIBE YOUR JOURNEY TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW

Since my childhood, nothing has helped me express my imagination more than drawing and painting. To motivate my imagination and advance my interest, I decided to work hard and search for inspiration to create my artwork. I have worked with different kinds of art but prefer spatial and environment design the most.

In 2010, I succeeded in passing the competitive Chulalongkorn University Entrance Examination, I decided I wanted to be proficient in Creative Exhibition Design. As I explored this area further in my studies, my interest grew and I was attracted further by other related fields, such as Creative Design in 2D and 3D, Architectural Drawing, Graphic Illustration, etc.

After graduating with a bachelors degree, I decided to work as a freelance graphic designer and to take extra english lessons at the same time. A couple of months later, I received an offer in from Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton). I was excited and motivated to build and find meaningful experiences in UK.

TELL US ABOUT WHY YOU CHOSE TO STUDY COMMUNICATIONS DESIGN?

It is undeniable that every communication needs design. Before choosing this course, I was looking for the course that was both practical and able to raise my abilities. The course teaches me logical thinking and enhances my skills.

WHAT’S IT LIKE STUDYING IN ENGLAND?

I would like to give 3 words (maybe 4) to describe studying in UK; weird, hard work and worth. It’s weird in a good way for me because of the scenery, culture and food that are totally different from my country. Hard work is compulsory for me wherever I go. And I think it’s worth to have a great experience as I want my time here to be worthy.

IN YOUR SPARE TIME DO YOU HAVE PROJECTS TO KEEP YOU BUSY?

There are a few competitions I’m going to participate in that were suggested by my tutors. They want students to join so we can improve our professional portfolios. It’s a good chance to show off my skill and begin to construct a masterpiece. The more we practice, the more we learn.

WHAT DESIGN DO YOU APPRECIATE AND TAKE THE MOST INSPIRATION FROM?

As far as I concerned, there are many works that any designer can find inspiration. However, I’m always searching and find a ton of reference material before beginning any work, therefore there are countless works that I love. On another note, my work life was inspired from one of my tutors. She is very talented and diligent. I admire her and look up to her.

SELL YOURSELF. WHY SHOULD SOMEONE HIRE YOU ONCE FINISHING UNI?

Since my postgraduate study began at Winchester I promised myself one thing. I will do my best and not regret anything later. I strongly believe that the way I think and the way I was will push my life forwards and anything I do always to be better, cheerful and fun. So please give me a chance!

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