Welcome to the team, Nai-Dan!

New year, new team member: at the beginning of 2023, Nai-Dan Chang has become part of Silo. Working at the cross-section of spatial and graphic design, her approach is research-driven and focuses on different ways people sense their surroundings. We asked Nai-Dan four questions to get to know her better.

What is your background?

I was born and grew up in Taiwan. After my bachelor studies, I came to the Netherlands for the master’s program at the Design Academy Eindhoven. I have been living in the Netherlands ever since and I enjoy exploring cultural scenes and phenomena in Europe.

While working freelance for Studio Makkink & Bey in Rotterdam, I gained experience with exhibition and space design, and production. For many different exhibitions, I conducted research to create narratives and visualizations of a wide range of topics. In my personal work, I focus on how objects and space interact through different qualities, such as material, color, and light.

Which Silo projects appeal the most to you?

I really enjoy projects such as the one for the Delfland Water Authority. The gigantic textile and graphical drawings tell a beautiful water story with great delicacy. The impressive spatial design for the bicycle parking in The Hague caught my attention too. I like how it transforms historical information into a very stylish visual language, bringing new energy into the space.

I see lots of possibilities at Silo to explore projects from 2D to 3D, from small scale to big scale, and from the visual to the tangible.

What kind of work do you find most rewarding?

The most exciting and challenging aspect of any project is to translate complicated information into understandable messages for everyone. To me, spatial design has the ability to convey messages and experiences to people in an unconscious and immediate manner; a convergence of material, spatial, functional, and conceptual characteristics can spark a connection between people.

Anything else we really should to know about you?

Well, I am a big fan of films. By watching motion pictures, I see how other people observe our world. With their opinions and knowledge, they turn the observations into a well-composed sequence of images and sounds. It is like entering another space and time. The magic it creates brings me lots of satisfaction and energy for my mind. I also love to go to live-music concerts and immerse myself in soundscapes.

Nai-Dan Chang

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