SANGAROON CHEAMSAWAT (PUMP)
I am an industrial designer with a heart for adventure. Tinkering and inventing is my passion. During my university years and starting career as a designer, I have been drawn to toy making, where I designed different toys for children and adults alike. Until I found myself in a different position with another job opportunity, teaching and managing the Fabrication Laboratory at the DSIL a Alternative School of KMUTT.
During my 4 years as the Fabrication Laboratory Manager, I applied my industrial design knowledge to design the curriculum for the school’s fabrication course, of which in included Laser Cutting, 3D Printing, Computer Programming through the Design Thinking process. The curriculum intended for Grades 2 to 6 is still being used at the school today.
During my time there, I met with Plub and Mangpor, where we started organizing Taitonmai camp. With the idea of learning through play in nature. Our first camp began on the 29th of November 2014, and has been on-going ever since.
To prepare our camp for the future, I have decided to pursue my Masters Degree at Kyoto Institute of Technology. During the time I was there I was able to explore the areas around Kyoto which consisted of forests, mountains, and rivers, and have learned about play through nature from different Japanese professors.
Now, shifting from an industrial design background, I employ my knowledge in an educational environment.
I am an industrial designer by trade, but over the years I have combined my love for adventure, process design, and teaching into what I am doing today.
Co-Founder of Taitonmai Camp
Lead teacher, camp designer, and adventure toy creator.
Master of Science, Design Management, Department of Design and Planning, KMUTT and Kyoto Institute of Technology, 2018
Bachelor of Architecture, Industrial Desgn, School of Architecture and Design, KMUTT, 2012
Former Industrial Designer
Former Curriculum Designer & Fabrication Lab Manager, Alternative Education School of KMUTT
AT A GLANCE:
This is how I like to play :-)
I find passion and in adventure and it is a big component in my approach to camp design
I get excited whenever I get to explore new places, bringing with me its memories and experiences as part of my design
Diving makes me understand myself better, and with 71% of the world being the ocean, there are endless possibilities for me to explore
Hiking is mentally and physically challenging. However if I am able to overcome those obstacles and reach the summit, it is a challenge that drives me every time I hike.
I love making and inventing toys. Some may be perfect, while some might not, but at the end of the day what I enjoy is the process of creating and seeing my ideas in fruition