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Surrounded by my favourite things: hard cider & BBQ.  Photo taken by Tobias van Schneider in Shenzhen, China

Nice to meet you!

Nice to meet you!

I'm Jessie Thavonekham, a Canadian designer and strategist based in Shenzhen, China. Working at OnePlus, I have played a key role in shaping the brand’s image both on and offline. I hold an MDes in Industrial Design from Carleton University and a BFA in Design from Concordia University.

Whether it’s through experimentation, craft, or the endless pursuit of self-improvement, I’m always looking for new ways to use and improve my skillset. I particularly enjoy creative problem solving, hence my background in Industrial Design.

My expertise includes: Digital Design, Print Design, Brand Identity, Data Visualization, Design Research, and Editorial Design with a focus on creating a cohesive brand experience. In my current role as a strategist,
I am able to play an active and visible role in helping organizations, businesses and individuals build their brands.  I hope to create work that is just as meaningful as it is visually appealing. 

In my research, I dedicate myself to exploring food design, by creating multi-sensory experiences, studying eating behaviour, and researching a designer's ability to create heightened sensory experiences through food. I'm extremely passionate about bringing design tools into the realm of food consumption, using edible items as the medium. The result of my research interests is my Master's Thesis exploring the relationship of multi-sensory elements and food.

Feel free to get in touch with freelance inquiries, collaboration ideas, your secrets, or a friendly hello! hello@jessiethavonekham.com

Bag of tricks

InDesign, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects, Cinema 4D, Design Research, Qualitative/Quantitative Data, Sketch, HTML/CSS, Photography, SocialBakers 


 

InDesign, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects, Cinema 4D, Design Research, Qualitative/Quantitative Data, Sketch, HTML/CSS, Photography, SocialBakers 
 

Select Clients

QELPC (Quebec English-Language Production Council), Aurora, Dawson College, Carleton University,
Lux is the Balm



QELPC (Quebec English-Language Production Council), Aurora, Dawson College, Carleton University,
Lux is the Balm


Group Exhibitions

PRESSED Re-Opening Party, Pressed Café
Ottawa 2016

Annual Student Exhibition, Galerie McClure
Montréal 2015

FORMATION, Concordia University
Montréal 2012
SIDIM , Montréal 2011
A Common Beauty, heARTwood Gallery
Ottawa 2011
The Living & the Dead, Gallery X 
Montréal 2011

Publications

Changing the Context of Experience:
Applying Designed Sensory Elements Towards Mindful Eating

- M.Des Thesis Carleton University, 2015
Slow Food, Slow Design and the Community:
a Recipe for Social Innovation

FIELDS: An Interdisciplinary Design Journal, 2013


Speaking Engagements

Design Principles & Practices Conference, Vancouver 2014
Pecha Kucha V.10, Ottawa 2014




All about the 'gram

I joined Instagram late into the game in 2012. Wanting to use it to keep
in touch with friends in during my Master's, what started as an archive
of selfies, baked goods and dog photos turned into something more.

Now Instagram is part visual diary, part collection of ephemeral
everyday moments. In particular, my photography focucses on geometry,
patterns, portraiture, dreamscapes and empowering womxn through photography.  You can find more of my work on Instagram @kjessiet.

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© 2018 Jessie Thavonekham