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VCFA GD Summer 2024 edition of Global Studio Sessions: July 16th 7:00 pm MT

July 3, 2024

Join us for the VCFA Graphic Design MFA department proudly presents the Summer 2024 edition of Global Studio Sessions. This has been a lecture series inviting a wide-spectrum of creative practitioners from around the world. In the past, we’ve had spotlights on Asia, the Global South, and the Middle East. We return again to Asia, narrowing in on designers from Shanghai, Singapore and Bangkok. Our wonderful guest speakers will share their diverse practices from this region of the world. They will share their insights into publishing, branding and the multilingual communities they work in. We’re very excited to invite Tnop Wangsillapakun of TNOP, Theseus Chan of WERK, and Scarlett Xin Meng of RELATED DEPARTMENT.

Please join us for this great event on July 16th 7:00 pm MT. To register for the Zoom session:


→ Tnop Wangsillapakun
Tnop Wangsillapakun is the founder and design director of TNOP DESIGN, a communication design studio, and branding consultancy based in Bangkok. TNOP DESIGN aims to create conceptual branding that seamlessly blends art and design into its DNA. Tnop has collaborated with a diverse range of clients, including global brands like Speedtest by Ookla (USA) and renowned contemporary artist Erwin Wurm (Austria), as well as local businesses such as The Commons, a community mall in Bangkok’s Thonglor district.
→ Theseus Chan
Theseus Chan, born in 1961 in Singapore, is a graphic artist celebrated for his trailblazing contributions to visual arts. He founded WORK, a creative studio that has profoundly influenced the graphic design scene in Singapore and globally. Chan is also the mastermind behind WERK Magazine, published since 2000. This publication has redefined the boundaries of design with its avant-garde aesthetics and unconventional use of materials, earning a cult status among design enthusiasts.
→ Scarlett Xin Meng (RELATED DEPARTMENT)
RELATED DEPARTMENT is an independent graphic design practice founded in Shanghai, working with a variety of design forms in response to shifting contexts of post-colonial and digital landscapes. While dedicated to alternative design approaches for image-making and textual production, we also initiate discourses and events like design criticism, exhibitions, distribution, consumption and beyond. We founded our self-publishing unit Page Bureau in 2018 and our research division est.dept in New York in 2022. Our work has been exhibited at Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, Power Station of Art in Shanghai, Queens Museum in New York, TDC Traveling Exhibitions, San Francisco Design Week, China Academy of Art, China Art Museum in Shanghai, Florence Biennale, etc.
@tnopdesign @theseuschanwork @relateddept