Pipe Amatayakul – MA Interaction Design Communication

Black and white photograph of Pipe Amatayakul, alumni of MA Interaction Design Communication at London College of Communication (LCC).
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Pipe Amatayakul is an alumni of MA Interaction Design Communication at London College of Communication, she graduated in 2017.

Where did you come from?

I was a Graphic Designer for a friendly craft base studio ‘Teaspoon Studio’ back in Bangkok Thailand for three years.

Why did you chose Interaction Design Communication (IDC)?

During my work as a graphic designer I found that I want to do something more than just making a visual impact, but something with function and meaning. 

I was looking for a course where I could learn that kind of knowledge and try it out on something I wasn't already familiar with, like coding. I finally found the MA Interaction Design Communication course at LCC. 

What was your first impression?

This place is like a maze!

What’s your favourite thing about IDC and LCC?

I got to know people from different cultures and backgrounds and we become a strong network. I also like that fact that content from the IDC course is actually expanding the way I think about things.

What was an interesting project or event you took part in on IDC?

The chance to exhibit my work at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, was the most exciting moment during my time on IDC.

What advice would you give to prospective students?

Masters is the time when you can explore and try something you might not have ahd a chance to do in your working life. Manage your time and participate as much as possible with all the cool events on offer. Try to be ambitious with your ideas.

What are you doing now?

I’m starting to plan my own startup business and I'm freelancing at the same time. I've also got a few projects with my previous clients back in Thailand.  

What does the future of design look like?

No more the designer while designed things are everywhere and everyone is believed to be designer.


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