September Student Spotlight: Tichaporn Namwong

Tichaporn Namwong

Name: Tichaporn Namwong
The Art Institute of Houston
Degree Plan & Graduating Year:
Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design: March 2011

What made you want to study design?
I already have a Master’s Degree in Education (Educational Technology), but I still want to learn, and work in the Graphic Design field. It is my dream job, and it will be my new challenge. When I was in high school, I always took art classes, and I did pretty well. I always kept asking myself, “Do I really have design skills, and do I really want to be a graphic designer?” I do not have much knowledge in this field, but I feel that I can do it. Now I have this opportunity to study abroad. I decided to follow my dream, and prove to myself that I am good enough to be a graphic designer.

When you aren’t at school, what are you doing?
When I am not at school, I always do my homework. I am not kidding. I am a full time student, and I have 5 classes to study every week. I do not have much time to do anything, but I love it. I try to keep myself busy, and inspired all the time. My job here is to study, and do my best. I love to create and spend time with my projects. However, if I need to rest or relax, I will play on my computer, surf the Internet, watch movies and TV, listen to music, or sleep.

How long have you been an AIGA member and what do you get out of being a member?
I have been an AIGA member for 4 months. My instructor recommended that I be a member. I think I get a lot of benefit from being a member. The first event that participated in was a Portfolio Review at MOPH. It was really good for me, and I got an idea of what I should do to prepare for my portfolio. I hope this event will happen at least twice a year. Moreover, I joined a studio tour, and it was awesome. I have more knowledge and have met more people. It is opening new opportunities for me. I love you AIGA.

What are your top 5 design websites you like to visit?

How would you sum yourself up as a design in 5 words?
I am a perfectionist, hard working, professional, creative, and responsible.

What is your dream job?
Now, that I am confident that I can design, it is time to follow my dream, and make it happen. I have two more quarters to study before I graduate. I hope I can get my dream job, which is as a graphic designer, illustrator, and photographer. I can work with any company that will give me an opportunity. I hope one day I will be one of the best graphic designers in my country.

What did you do this past summer?
This past summer I went back to Thailand for two weeks, it was such a short time for me. I had not been back to my country in two and half years. I was really happy to be there, to visit my family and friends. In those two weeks, I did many things. For example, I traveled with my friends and family, and I ate many kinds of Thai food. It was a great time, but I had to come back to finish my education for my future.

Where can we find you?
You can find me at The Art Institute of Houston because I always go to school. My website are, and

About Tichaporn Namwong:
I am originally from Thailand, and I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education (Educational Technology). I worked in the education field for 7 years.

I was an instructor (photography, animation, computer, and instructional media) for 3 years. I love design, photography, and video. Everything I do I do the best, and I will not disappoint.

By Randy Nicholson
Published September 28, 2010
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