Anisa Suthayalai


Anisa Suthayalai is a founding partner of Default, an interdisciplinary design practice and consultancy based in New York City and Bangkok. For over 5 years, Default has helped to create unified systems that address multiple channels of communication for art, design, architecture, fashion, media, cultural, and institutional clients worldwide. They build work from the ground up, getting their hands dirty with methodology that is both conceptual and pragmatic. They believe that concept is particular (to clients) but universal (to audiences), otherwise it's meaningless.

Prior to Default, Anisa had worked with many prestigious studios: Propaganda (Bangkok), Segura (Chicago), VSA Partners (Chicago), Design MW (New York), and 2x4 (New York), which resulted in the adding and expanding new dimensionality to her work. She was a lead designer on Prada New York Epicenter, Miu Miu, Vitra, Takashimaya, Saks Fifth Avenue, Frederick Fekkai, Malin+Goetz, Gmund Paper Company, Otis School of Art and Design, and Pentagon Memorial.

After years of keeping her head down, she was recognized as one of the New Visual Artists by Print magazine, earned numerous awards from AIGA New York, How Magazine, Print Magazine, Type Directors’ Club, and Art Directors’ Club, her work has been featured in various publications, such as Eye Magazine, IDEA Magazine, Plus 81 Magazine, CMYK Magazine. She occasionally judges in design competitions and guest lectures to various universities in the US and Thailand.


BITS MMXII Special Workshop
Anisa Suthayalai
May 25, 2012.
1.45 pm. - 5.45 pm.
Alliance française de Bangkok
Available slots : 10 person


BITS MMXII International Conference
Anisa Suthayalai
May 26, 2012.
Morning session
Alliance française de Bangkok


Living in New York City, one of the most density of population city, personal connection is keeping us from insanity in the daily basis. Forming relationships, learning and accepting characteristic of the individuals is fundamental. This self-initiating project, Type Faces, is to celebrate the friendships by creating typefaces for each friend. The project lends Anisa a deeper understanding of faces/characters by collecting data, creating story telling, developing typographic forms, and the most important—having a big happy toast with her friends when everything is done.