Surrounded by my favourite things: hard cider & BBQ. Photo taken by Tobias van Schneider in Shenzhen, China
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, 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! email@example.com
Bag of tricks
InDesign, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects, Cinema 4D, Design Research, Qualitative/Quantitative Data, Sketch, HTML/CSS, Photography, SocialBakers
QELPC (Quebec English-Language Production Council), Aurora, Dawson College, Carleton University,
Lux is the Balm
PRESSED Re-Opening Party, Pressed Café
Annual Student Exhibition, Galerie McClure
FORMATION, Concordia University
SIDIM , Montréal 2011
A Common Beauty, heARTwood Gallery
The Living & the Dead, Gallery X
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
Design Principles & Practices Conference, Vancouver 2014
Pecha Kucha V.10, Ottawa 2014
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.