I was born in the scorching suburbs of East Melbourne, though I managed to escape the blasted pit of Victoria under the auspices of my father. I grew up in the milder city of Shanghai under the care of my grandmother. No longer having to deal with the skin-flaying sun and the flesh-eating creatures, I was able to flourish and grow as normal.
I graduated with a BFA in game design from NYU, I specialize in pixel art and pixel prototyping on Game Maker Studio 2 and Unity. Nowadays I tend to my plants at home, far away as possible from the hateful devil-breath summer of Victoria.
I look forward to low stakes sewing, as well as soldering once again. I’m not quite apprehensive of soldering as I’ve already been burnt by the iron, it’s paltry business once you’ve escaped the melting entombment called “life” in Australia.
Hi! I’m Rora, come from China and finished my foundation year in Beijing at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, then I transferred and graduated from the Cleveland institute of Art last year. During my undergraduate study, I have the skill in 3D modeling, rendering, model making, ceramic, glass making and also a little bit with interior architecture. After graduation, I started working at Spectrum diversified design and Tovolo as an industrial designer, you can find my design work at Create & Barrel, Magnolia, William Sonoma, even some grocery store like whole food, target:)
I have a sweet husky girl, welcome to hang out with Chuyi (her name)!!!
Excited to meet you all!!! My Instagram is: roraaa1998
Heyy, I’m Sama! I was born and brought up in the Bay Area, California, but have been back and forth between there and nyc since doing my bachelor’s in the city (also because of covid 😭). I’ve mostly been doing digital art and design, but I’m excited to get back into sketching and making and trying new things like tufting and sewing. I’ve gotten into crocheting over the summer so that was a good start into using my hands again, which I actually really missed! I’ve also become obsessed with super quirky, functional yet useless products and that might be something fun to explore in this class as well.
Before coming to PoD, I was working as a junior product designer at a tech start-up where I quickly figured out it was NOT my cuppa tea. But, I’m really interested in starting my own thing/entrepreneurship so I can make work I really like and not make money for random old men 😬. If you have any advice, I would love to hear it!
I’m a big foodie, so I definitely have multiple lists 0n my google maps of places I want to go to try foods. I’m always down to try something new as well! I started to cook more with my brother this summer, which was fun, but now that we’re not together I need to get used to cooking and eating for just myself. Now, my goal this year, is to learn how to cook Indian food!
Hi everyone, my name is Patrick Lafayette Baca-Chandler. I am from Albuquerque NM, where I studied sculpture at the University Of New Mexico. I enjoy designing and fabricating furniture, exploring materiality, and creating stories for everything I make. I like to eat and cook everything sweet, be it pies or cakes or traditional german sweets. I moved to New Jersey with my girlfriend and dog (beagle) in July and still have a lot to learn about living on the east coast (the humidity mainly). I cant wait to get to know you all and learn as much from you as I will this program.
Hi, I’m Nigel! I’m coming to PoD from Philadelphia, but I’m originally from Annapolis, MD. I graduated from La Salle University in 2017 as an Integrated Science, Business, and Technology major. I worked for 5 years as a sales rep for engineered polymer bearings & linear guides. I love making random things, painting my shoes, ice dying, skateboarding, snowboarding, and cooking from scratch! Some of my favorite foods are Asian, dumplings, noodles, soups :). I’m most looking forward to incorporating rug tufting into a project, and learning to sew. I’m apprehensive about electronics, but I’m excited to get better at understanding the concepts.
Also, this is my dog, Kobe! He’s a super cuddly mini golden doodle. He loves long walks in Prospect Park, and barking at the balls in the dog beach when he can’t reach them without actually swimming.
I grew up in tainan,Taiwan. Since I was young I always have passion on drawing, despite on drawing I also curious about how things works especially products. Therefore , I landed in studying in Industrial design in Shih Chien University. I graduated in 2018, thanks to my colorful life in college, I explore more and more through my projects. I found my passion not only in sketching but also prototyping. Besides that I love boxing, music, surfing, photography and typography. I joined 2018 Pensole Footwear Design Academy and learned about incrediable design thinking and mindset. For now, I’m constantly improving my skills and seeking opportunity in footwear design.
Here’s my website if you want to know more about my works.
Hello! I’m Prerna Sharma. I was born in Delhi, India- grew up in Doha, Qatar and came to NYC in 2017. I got my BFA in Product Design at Parsons where I also got a minor in Printmaking. I worked at the American Design Club throughout my senior year and after graduating in 2021 and am now back in school at SVA.
I was the student tech at the ceramics lab at Parsons but spent most of my time in the woodshop, specifically on the lathe. During my time at AmDC I worked 3 tradeshow seasons in Atlanta, Vegas and NY and ended up enjoying sales way more than I thought I would!
I love plants, cooking, going to concerts and making cool stuff. I just got a new electric scooter and am learning how to navigate nyc bike lanes without dying everyday… its harder than I thought it would be.
Anyway, I’m excited for my next 2 years back at school! 🙂
Hi! My name is Jacey. I was born in Guangdong, China, and raised in Vancouver, Canada. I went to Parsons School of Design for my undergrad degree, majoring in Communication Design and double minors in Immersive Storytelling (basically a mix of design and technology like 3D, AR/VR, and UIX) and Japanese Studies. I have a background in brand identity design, editorial and typography, UI/UX, and 3D modeling. I graduated in May 2022 (this year!) and was a design apprentice under a digital marketing company named REQ during the summer. I have a very chonky cat named Chimmy (he’s 3!), a rescued cat that I got when he was 3 months old (^-^*)ノ I look forward to the sewing sections of the class because I have barely done it before ( •̀ᴗ•́ )و ̑̑ and I like random weird (dark humor) memes from Reddit so there’s that as well (´∀｀)
Yeah, that’s me! Let me take you through a brief walkthrough of my 23 years of my life. Don’t worry, it won’t be that long….So I was born in Hyderabad which is a fairly large city in India. I moved to Dubai when I was six months old. The next 17 years of my life was in Dubai. This is the place where I grew up and made connections, it is such a huge part of my identity. I always tell my friends how the city and I grew up together. In a span of twenty years, both of us changed in our unique ways. I don’t think I will miss Dubai that much because of how similar New York is to Dubai.
Fast forward to 2016, I moved to the US at 17. For the next four years, I lived in Richmond, Virginia. I studied Interior Design at Virginia Commonwealth University. During my undergraduate program, I was part of a living-learning program called Globe. Through this program, I got to live and make connections with International Students from all around the world. It made me realize how much I enjoy meeting people from different cultures and getting to know them and learning about their traditions and the food they eat. My life during my undergrad was a combination of highs and lows just like any other college student, but all those experiences have changed me for the better.
Over the years, I have developed a variety of interests. I like to dabble into a bit of everything. I enjoy cooking, baking, photography and reading. I have tried to learn screen printing, jewelry making and this summer I learnt pottery. I also LOVE dogs, I fostered two dogs over the past year and they have absolutely stolen my heart. Here are a few pictures of them.
If you’re reading this, Thank You for staying with me so far. I can’t wait to learn and know about all of you. I once read somewhere that you are a mosaic of all the experiences and people you have met, this journey that all of us are going to embark on is going to add another colorful piece to this beautiful artwork called life. I am looking forward to the future.
I speak out the word “yes” before I realize that I agree with something. I occasionally question whether my consciousness is genuine (I was arguing with my brother about this just few days ago). Sometimes I can’t help but analyze my behaviors and motivations. Till now, II’m still attempting to identify who I am. I hope that by experimenting with a variety of media, I can feel the colliding and blending of the world.
I used to love collecting dirt from all the places I visited, until the last time I moved from San Francisco to Chicago, the jars in the Ziploc bag cracked, causing the dirt to mingle. Their colors, textures, times, and smells all mixed together, and I stopped collecting dirt. I could call them everything, the earth, the cosmos, or even unnamed.
Even right now, I have no purpose for penning this right now, I hope I can introduce myself well. I lived in China until the age of 19, and this is my fifth year in the US. I hope our two years in New York will be amazing and wonderful.
I have a ginger cat, rescued from a barn. A one year old, 13.5 pounds cat, hopefully he won’t get too fat.