About Chester Ong
Chester Ong is a Chicago-based product designer who uses traditional materials and familiar forms to create approachable objects that are not what they seem.
His background in psychology paired with a user-centered design approach drives his interdisciplinary practice that can encourage behavioral change and combines craft and technology.
At the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chester earned his Master of Design in Designed Objects degree and launched a furniture piece for CB2’s small space living collection.
Chester served as a lecturer teaching Solidworks in the Designed Objects department and Product Design in Continuing Studies at SAIC and designed kitchen, housewares, and furniture for Chicago design consultancy, Studio Murmur.