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What Are You Hungry For?


Event details

  • Date and Time
    Date and Time
05 Mar 2021
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
  • Location
Zoom Webinar
  • Event Fee
    Event Fee


Event Recap

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Hungry Design implies two things: having a strong desire for food, and/or craving for something else. This theme is familiar to all of us, as both food and design have a strong connection to our lives.

We invite international creators of today’s most influential figures in design to discuss on our main theme “What are you hungry for?“. We will discover how design can evoke our emotions and new possibilities of packaging design.

This webinar is part of the ongoing exhibition Hungry Design at the National Design Centre.

Programme Schedule:

  • Introduction 
  • Sharing by designers on exhibited works and products
  • Discussion on the following topics: What are you hungry for?, What type of design makes you feel “hungry” and why?, How does the appearance, creativity, functionality, and form/use of materials in design evoke our emotions?
  • Q&A

About the Moderator:

  • Henry Ho, President and Creative Director, GTDI

    Henry Ho is president and creative director of GTDI, a multinational design firm based in Tokyo. Born in 1972, he graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a degree in Graphic Design. He works on packaging and brand identities for a range of clients, some of which include Kao, Shiseido, Blue Bottle Coffee, KIRIN, LOTTE, Mondelez, Otsuka Pharmacetical, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Hong Kong Maxim’s Group, and 7-Eleven Taiwan. Notable recognitions include: D&AD International Design Award, Good Design Award, Pentawards, Reddot Design Award, and his work has been selected for ARCHIVE 200 Best Packaging Design Worldwide. On 2016, Henry started Topawards Asia; an online packaging design award that celebrates the outstanding packaging designs in Asia.  

About the Speakers:

  • Eisuke Tachikawa, Design Strategist and CEO, NOSIGNER

    Eisuke founded NOSIGNER while he was a student and he continues to pursue a multi-disciplinary approach to design. He has provided a wide range of innovative design – encompassing science and technology, education, local industries and more. His works are internationally acclaimed and have won winning numerous global awards. For example, Design for Asia Grand Award, iF Design Award, PENTAWARDS PLATINUM. He was also appointed as the concept director for the Cool Japan Movement Promotion Council by the Japanese government in 2014. He currently teaches at Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management and Hosei University.
  • Eriko Kawakami, Art Director & Graphic Designer

    Eriko graduated from the Department of Design at Tokyo University of the Arts. She worked at DRAFT Inc. and established her own studio in 2018. In the same year, she was also appointed as the Artistic Director for Automattic Inc. – the operator of She has done branding work for “san grams” and “RURU MARY’S”, and also art direction of the titleback for TV drama “Half Blue”. Applying her graphic design techniques, she undertakes work across a broad spectrum – from product to spatial design. Eriko has also won awards such as JAGA New Designer Award, JAGADA Award and ADC Award.
  • Jonathan Yuen, Creative Director, Roots

    Jonathan Yuen is a graphic designer and founder of Roots, an independent interdisciplinary design studio based in Singapore. He work with clients, big and small, across the field of branding, graphic design, interactive, product ideas and art. His work have garnered recognitions in Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tokyo and United Kingdom, from prestigious international design award shows including D&AD Awards, Cannes Lion, The One Show, DFA Awards, and Tokyo TDC. Most recently, he is the appointed identity designer for Singapore Bicentennial, a national campaign commemorating 700-year history of Singapore.
  • Joshua Breidenbach, Creative Director & Co-Founder, rice

    Joshua is a designer, creative director, and co-founder of rice, the Vietnam based brand consultancy. rice has gained a strong international reputation developing powerful startup brands such as Marou Chocolate, as well as edgy, award winning work for international giants, such as Coca- cola and UBER, and UNICEF. Joshua began his career at global branding powerhouse, Landor Associates. Seeking change and challenge, Joshua moved to Asia in 2006, accepting a role as Design Director for Lowe & Partners Vietnam.With his varied background, Joshua was able to co-founded the multi-disciplinary practice, rice, in 2011.
  • Shun Kawakami, Branding & Art Director, artless Inc

    Shun Kawakami is a branding director, art director, designer, artist, and representative of artless Inc. He is a self-taught designer and artist, conducting comprehensive branding in all disciplines of designs, from graphic design to architecture, through a multilateral perspective with insights in both Japanese and global aesthetics. As an artist, he explores the themes of “recursion to Japanese aesthetics”, creating graphic art and installations expressed through his unique perspective. He has been awarded the NY ADC/Young Guns 6 award, the NY TDC, the ONE SHOW, amongst many others.  
  • Selwyn Low, Director, FARM

    Selwyn is the co founder of cross-disciplinary design practice, FARM. Formally trained as an Architect, he currently leads the firm’s diverse portfolio including Interior, Product, Branding and Curatorial. He enjoys the process of conceptualizing new spatial products from a user experience and perspective; and is actively creating new models of working and living spaces in Singapore and in the region.

Presented by Topawards Asia, supported by the DesignSingapore Council and the National Design Centre. 

This event is part of the National Design Centre’s “Emotive Design” programme line-up for March 2021.

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