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Office Hours: Nikki Chung and Dunjai Pungauthaikan, co-founders of ONCE-FUTURE (audio)

Nov 7, 2018
Produced by Food New York.

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Nikki and Dungjai's interview originally aired on November 7, 2018.

Nikki Chung is a co-founder of Once-Future, a multidisciplinary design studio in NYC. Prior to Once-Future, Nikki worked with Projects Projects, where she designed books and exhibitions. She has done marketing and advertising work for J.Crew, web design at The Barbarian Group, digital design at Travel+Leisure Magazine. Nikki has lectured and taught at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), Rhode Island School of Design, and the California College of the Arts. Nikki holds a BA in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and an MFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design.

Dungjai Pungauthaikan is a co-founder of Once-Future and an award winning designer whose work has been recognized by the Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club, Print Regional Design Annual, the Society of Publication Designers and the Van Alen Institute. Before forming Once-Future Office, Dungjai was the Art Director at Metropolis magazine from 2007-2013, where she led the art department staff in all aspects of the magazine’s publication and subsidiary brands. Dingjai holds a BA in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and an MFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design. She has taught at Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts (SVA).

Food Radio is a radio station started by Food New York. For season one, Office Hours, we took over a storefront in Chinatown and interviewed over 50 artists, designers, chefs, architects, entrepreneurs, and one politician, all to find out how they managed to make money doing what they love. The space was open for anyone to visit, hang out, attend workshops and ask questions. All of the interviews were recorded live. A special thanks goes out to Jelisa Blumberg, Wave Farm, Montez Press Radio and Patrick Nininger.