Hello! My name is Pang Kou Chang. As a young child I remember being asked what profession I would like to pursue. My answer would always be the same, to become a fashion designer and a model. However, I always doubted myself because I had no sewing experience, resources, or support. That did not stop me; instead it motivated me to enroll at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I am currently majoring in Consumer Apparel Retail Studies with a concentration in Apparel Product Design. Thus far the best decision I have ever made.
Three words that describe me as a designer are: As a designer it is always important that I envision myself in my designs. I typically enjoy designing a combination of urban, modern and eclectic looks.
What motivates you as a designer?
A few of my motivations are…
– Accomplishing one of my childhood dreams.
– Making my parents proud.
– Inspiring others.
Who are your favorite designers? My favorite designers are not your usual, well known people but someone you can easily approach and have a conversation with. These designers that I am speaking about are my friends, classmates, and teachers. They have been my biggest inspiration as a designer.
I love Goodwill because… Every shopping experience I am challenged in defining myself as an individual and not following society’s expectations.