Who is Kocha?
People often ask me to talk about myself during the interview, and I have no clue how—let me fix this.
Hi, my name is Kocha. I am a Product Designer. I’m always curious about how things work and why people do what they do. We can break down my design journey into three parts.
Discovered the design by accident.
Born and Educated in Thailand—bachelor’s degree in computer science/IT, then master’s degree in design. I discovered design while studying programming.
I started my career as a freelance designer a few years before joining the renowned global advertising agency created creative campaigns for Absolut Vodka, Jacob’s Creek, and 100 Pipers.
I’ve learned so much from world-class creative leaders and global winning campaigns.
Go hard or go home.
I relocated to Singapore and joined a boutique agency as a Senior Designer, responsible for end-to-end creative and design solutions.
I got my hand on Louis Vuitton, Unilever, American Express, and the Singapore takeout global campaign.
It was my first time working abroad, and it was a turning point in my life.
I’ve found my place.
I relocated again to Sydney and found a place I called home. My first role was the Lead Designer (UX/UI) for the community guide start-up. I created their product and led cross-functional teams.
Then I moved to Freelancer.com (ASX: FLN) to look after their mobile products as the Mobile Design Team Lead.
After several years as an individual contributor and design leader from different companies and countries, I decided to run my design studio in Sydney.
I help entrepreneurs, start-ups, and tech companies move from zero to one, get funded, or won Good Design Award®.
Assist clients from various tech industries such as FinTech, Construction, Energy, Home Loans, E-Commerce. Social well-being and more.
However, I’ve discovered that I enjoy design more than running a business, so I decided to retake a full-time role and keep my studio aside.
Out of my curiosity and personal interests in meditation, I joined Insight Timer and helped them create the app and communities for millions of meditators worldwide.
Currently, I’m a Principal Product Designer at Finder and helped them create the new mobile app and transform its business into a global Fintech company.
At the time of writing, I helped Finder create a new high yield product, win the FinTech award, secure the first external equity of $30 million and much more is coming from our creative pipeline!
After all, I’m still early in my journey and keen to keep learning as happily as possible.
Thanks for reading; how do I tell a story about myself?
Originally published at https://www.kocha.com.au.