Chawanat Suwan

Chawanat Suwan is a 28-year-old Thai graphic designer raised in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and Design from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang. He then started working as a graphic designer, focusing on corporate identity design and environmental graphic design, at G49 Co. Ltd. in Bangkok.
With a deep passion for both Thai and foreign literature since he was a young boy,  along with the inspiration from numerous handmade typefaces he saw in his hometown and during his travels, Chawanat began to practice his skills in calligraphy and type design while working at a full-time job.
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BBQ Plaza Corporate Icon: A set of corporate icons that is customized to convey a brand personality and a strong sense of friendliness of Bar-B-Gon, the famous BBQ Plaza’s mascot, in a simple geometric style.

Client: BBQ Plaza / Studio: Cadson Demak / Format: Specimens, OTF File / Year: 2014 / Picture Font: Chawanat Suwan, Knaz Uiyamathiti / Project Director: Pongtorn Hiranpruek
At the end of 2011, he quit his job and went back to his hometown to get his Master’s in Art and Culture Management. He also opened a small design studio ‘Wonderwhale’ in Chiang Mai, and spent two years producing wide range of works including book design, illustrations, corporate identity, corporate typeface, and custom-made icons for various organizations and local business in Chiang Mai and other provinces in Thailand.
He recently moved back to Bangkok as a graphic designer and type designer at Cadson Demak.

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Office PI: Office PI is a collection of objects about business and organization. It is one of the most popular picture fonts distributed by Katatrad Foundry.

Self initiated project / studio: Chawanat Suwan with Katatrad Foundry / Format: Promotional banner for website, Specimens / Year: 2011

Supermarket PI: Supermarket PI is a multipurpose set of icons well drawn in a simple organic style. It is one of the most popular picture fonts distributed by Katatrad Foundry.

Self initiated project / Studio: Chawanat Suwan with Katatrad Foundry / Format: Promotional banner for website, Specimens / Year: 2011

PIECES talk with groovisions: A poster for “Pieces”, the talk organized to deliver the designer’s point of views and multidimensional knowledge to the audiences. Pieces has emphasized on encouraging people to find their inspiration and a way to improve themselves creatively. Pieces will debut its first talk, in Bangkok,  with the outstanding design firm from Japan called “groovisions”. the typographic approach by using 3 languages (Thai, English, and Japanese) is applied to represent a variety of cultures.

Client: Pieces (Non-profit organization) / Studio: Cadson Demak / Format: Poster / Year 2015 / helvetica neue thai typeface: Anuthin Wongsunkakon / Project Director: Anuthin Wongsunkakon, Pongtorn Hiranpruek

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