About us


Nokhook design is a small graphic art studio located in a peaceful area of Chiang Mai city near Chiang Mai Gate.
Now, we temporarily move to Leeds, UK, but you can reach us via social media and e-mail

Products are originally designed, creative and very unique. Everything is created by the designer and guaranteed to be very limited, rare to find with no copied pieces of works sold.
Nokhookdesign was founded by Anukun Hamala (Graphic Designer) and Kittiya Moonsarn (translator, columnist and teacher). We run a small shop selling handmade products and open an art gallery in Chiang Mai. Our products are inspired by local culture and art. We usually hold art events with our friends from different fields to mix different kinds of art together.

The concept of Nokhookdesign is to find a balance between traditional Lanna culture, cliched Lanna reproduced arts and culture, and a modern way of how to interpret traditional culture to fit with an alternative modern lifestyle. Although the products may not seem to be obviously Lanna in style as most people would be acquainted with, they carry with them a strong love of their roots reflected through a new style of art. One important principle they cling onto is, ‘culture should be able to change, develop and improve rather than being frozen, kept untouched and forgotten’.

Kittiya Moonsarn (Kwang) : Manager

A graduate of B.A and M.A in English from CMU, she has been working purely as a translator and copywriter for many magazines in Chiang Mai for more than 10 years. Apart from writing for pleasure and money, she is now teaching at one university in Chiang Mai. The position is called ‘manager’, but in fact, she does all the things that Anukun refuses to do (labour work and anything with figures!).

Anukun Hamala (Ken) Artist and Designer

A Chiang Mai native, Anukun has more than 15 years experience in the field of graphic design. He graduated from Ratchamongkol Institute, Faculty of Architecture, and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Department of Architectural Education, Faculty of Industrial Education. Anukun worked at several magazines in Bangkok and Chiang Mai as a graphic designer before deciding to quit and do what he really wanted: open a small art shop. Anukun has proved his outstanding style by winning many awards in graphic design and guest lecturer for the Applied Photographic Art at The Faculty of Fine Arts Chiang Mai University. His area of interest also covers writing fiction and non-fiction, drawing and photography in which you can see the variety of techniques shown in his works.


Anukun Hamala
Born in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 1980
E-Mail: nokhookdesign@gmail.com
Web: www.nokhookdesign.net

Biography Born as genuine Chiang Mai, I worked with books & magazines for 15 years and participated in many writing and graphic design contests in Thailand with few awards.

I have frequently joined graphic design exhibitions both in Chiang Mai and Bangkok. Some of my works were published in several Thai and foreign graphic design compilation books.

Today, I run my small business selling art and design products in Chiang Mai and open a graphic design studio with my friends. Right now, I live in Leeds, UK, but you can reach us via social media and e-mail

2001: Graduated from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in a department of Architectural Education, Faculty of Industrial Education.
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education (Architecture)

1996: Graduated from Ratchamongkol Institute in the faculty of Architecture.

2017 :  Graphic Designer, Sukho., Ltd., Leeds, UK
2016 :  Graphic Designer, Elephant Parade Production Co., Ltd., Chiang Mai
2015 :  Creative Director, Wawee Coffee Co., Ltd., Chiang Mai
2011 : Guest lecturer for Applied Photographic Art at The Faculty
of Fine Arts Chiang Mai University.
2010 :  Creative Director, Plangrang co., Ltd., Chiang Mai
2008 : Graphic Designer, Passport to Suvannaphoum Magazine, Chiang Mai
2007 :  Art Director, www.openchiangmai.com, Chiang Mai
2004 : Graphic Designer, COMPASS Magazine, Chiang Mai
2003 : Graphic Designer, Shopping Computer Magazine, Bangkok

2018: “Kitty and the Gang” Youtube Chanel channel is about Thai students life in the UK, travel, eating, and much more.
2012: “NHD Art Gallery” Mini Art Space, Chiang Mai
2010 :  One of three founders of Plangrang co., Ltd., Graphic & Media Design Studio, Chiang Mai
2007 : One of three founders of www.hodesigner.com, a group of digital artists
and graphic designers in Lanna One of four writers of “Lonesome-cities project”
2006 : Start “Nokhookdesign” Graphic Design Studio, Chiang Maiwww.nokhookdesign.net

Art Projects
2012 : “A4 Art Show” at NHD Art Gallery, Chiang Mai
2010 : “Plangrang Papertoy Project” at 11th NAP, Nimmanahaeminda Rd., Chiang Mai
2009 : “The Jelly Project” at Changsathit Activation Center, The Plaza,
Chiang Mai, www.thejellyproject.com
2008 :  “Nokhook Paper Toy Project” Online Exhibition, Chiang Mai
2007 :  “Nokhook puppet series T-shirts collection” at Nokhookdesign shop, Chiang Mai
“Twin Mix Postcard Project” at Wawee Coffee, Chiang Mai

Solo Exhibitions
2016 : “Monster Meeting” Painting and toys Exhibition at NHD Art Gallery, Chiang Mai
2014 : “inside out” Painting Exhibition at NHD Art Gallery, Chiang Mai
2012 : “Pug in” Graphic & Illustration at NHD Art Gallery, Chiang Mai
2011 : “Sketch Now!” Nimman Art Fest #1, at Kadnoi, Chiang Mai
2010 : “Nokhookdesignland” at Wall room mini art space, 2BR Space, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Group Exhibitions
2019: “Made in Leeds” Graphic & Illustration at Kirkstall Art Trail 2019, Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds, UK
2018: “Color in Black” Mini exhibition at Minimal bar, Chiang Mai
2018 : “Somewhere Together” Graphic & Illustration at Kirkstall Art Trail 2018, Leeds, UK
2016 : Kua Fai Wall Painting Exhibition, at NHD Art Gallery, Chiang Mai
2016 : Elephant Parade Taiwan and Chiang Mai
2014 : Custom toy Adios, Tokidoki x Central Festival Chiang Mai
2014 : “Graphic Poster Exhibition in Chiang Mai Design Week 2014” Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC), Chiang Mai
2013 : Wall painting in “Read Me Project” at Kad Suan Kaew, Chiang Mai
2012 : “BLACK & WHITE Explorations in Pen and Ink” at Q Pop, Los Angeles, USA
“Wall Painting” at Minimal Gallery, Chiang Mai
2011 : “Thai Illust Exhibition #01” at Banana Family Park, Bangkok
“Tigertranslate” Metropolis Concept, at Melbourne, Australia
“Kamen Rider VS Super Sentai Anniversaries Tribute Exhibition” at Q Pop, Los Angeles, USA
“T-Shirts Exhibition” at Minimal Gallery, Chiang Mai
2010 : “Wallpaperdesign” by Torlarp Larpjaroensook & Nokhookdesign at Sukjai Thai Restaurant, Sydney, Australia
“heART to Heart by Thaiga” graphic wallpaper Exhibition at CentralWorld, Bangkok, Thailand
“Poster Show” Friends & Lovers, Bangkok design festival at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok
“Nokhookdesign X Plangrang” at Nap 11th, Nimmanahaeminda Rd., Chiang Mai
2009 : “Thailand Tomorrow” Duo Exhibition at Café Sovannapoum, Chiang Mai
“Panda Mania! Street Art Exhibition” at Gallery Seascape, Chiang Mai
“Computer Graphic Plus” at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok
“Live @ Wawee” Live painting at WaweeCoffee Panna Place, Chiang Mai
“RIDE a LIFE exhibition” at Gallery Seascape, Chiang Mai
“Copywrites” Five fields of artists at the 10th NAP, Nimmanahaeminda Rd., Chiang Mai
2008: “+iNDi Exhibition” Digital Art Exhibition, Silom Galleria, Bangkok
“Hug” at Minimal Gallery, Chiang Mai
“Ordinary People” Five fields of artists at the 9th NAP, Nimmanahaeminda Rd., Chiang Mai
“Graphicline 01” Five fields of artists at Minimal Gallery, Chiang Mai

Books & Magazines
2018 : “Everywhere is my gallery” Drawing and doodle collection from my sketchbook in the UK, printed in Leeds, UK
2014 : “Today sketch” Sketchbook, Thailand
2013 : “FREE” Free Digital Photobook  Location Chiang Mai Woman Correctional Institution, Thailand
2012 : My Pocketbook “Fossil” Bangkok
2011 :  “Snapp” Free Magazine, for Plangrang co., Ltd. Chiang Mai
2009 :  “Curecarejournal” Free Magazine for Wawee Coffee, Chiang Mai
2008 : My Pocketbook “M.A.D – Mutative Adult Documentary” Bangkok
Pocketbook “LUMP Book” Chiang Mai
2005 :  My Pocketbook “เหตุการณ์กระดาษ” Compass book, Chiang Mai

Showcase & Interview
2018: “Society6 Art quarterly no. 3.3” + Flipside Art Zine, USA
2014 : “Design Showcase in Chiang Mai Design Week 2014”, Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC), Chiang Mai
2012 : “Happening Magazine” Issue May
UNDOMAG+” Free Magazine issue 03

2010 : “New Textile Design” by Feierabend Unique Books, Germany
2009 : “Viziomag” Issue 4, Germany, www.viziomag.com
“Wallpaper Magazine” (Thai edition) Issue July
“Click Magazine” Issue September
“Worldwide GraphicDesign Asia” by Feierabend Unique Books, Germany
2008: “CG+ Magazine” issue 16, Thailand

2010 : 5 Thailand Finalists for the CE Final Battle, CLEA2010 at Siam Paragon, Bangkok
2008 : SVOA Trendy Design Award, Won the first prize in notebook design, Bangkok
2006 : Awarded an honourable mention from www.openfest.net for graphic design, Bangkok
2004 : MBK INDY BOOK AWARDS, Won another prize, Bangkok
2002 : MBK INDY BOOK AWARDS, won prize Most creative story, Bangkok