My career so far

Having worked as a designer, illustrator, web designer, and creative strategist since 2014, I've worked for over a dozen different brands, each with a unique brand and different goals. I've used my skills in graphic design, website design and branding to complement each brand's unique goals.

Graphic design
logo and brandWeb designdigital marketingvideo editingmusic production

Software Skills

Adobe

Photoshop

8 years experience

Illustrator

8 years experience

Indesign

6 years experience

After Effects

7 years experience

Premiere

6 years experience

Acrobat

4 years experience

Web & UX Design

Shopify

4 years experience

Webflow

1 year experience

Wordpress

3 years experience

Wix

7 years experience

Sketch

1 year experience

HTML + Css

3 years experience

Documents & Spreadsheets

Google Docs

8 years experience

Microsoft Office

10 years experience

Education

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts 

B.A. in Art  |  4.0 GPA   |   2013-2016

At UC Irvine, I learned the fundamentals of design, as well as creative contemporary approaches to fine arts that involve thinking outside of the box and incorporating multimedia art into design.

Work Experience

Freelance Designer

Jun 2016 - Present
  • Video editing and motion graphics
  • Music production, mixing and mastering
  • Web design
  • Logo and brand design
  • Packaging design
  • Illustration

Taqtful Toys, LLC 

Creative Director   |   Oct 2018 – Jun 2021
Graphic Designer   |   Dec 2016 – Oct 2018

As the creative director at Taqtful, I manage and execute a wide breadth of design projects for over a dozen different clients, with everything from building brand identity to digital marketing and social media. I started out as a graphic designer, and I was promoted within 2 years for my proactive contributions to the company and its clients.

  • Logo design, asset creation and brand building.
  • UI/UX design for website and apps.
  • Web design using a variety of platforms including Webflow, Shopify, Wordpress, Wix, and more.
  • Product development and packaging design.
  • Point of sale displays and trade show booths.
  • Catalog, brochure, and flyer design.
  • Sales decks, investor decks, and other presentations.
  • Realistic 2D and 3D renderings of products, displays, trade show booths, and more.
  • Video editing and motion graphics.
  • Social media management and digital marketing strategy.
  • Photography and organizing photo/video shoots.
  • Photo editing and realistic photo manipulation.
  • Project management, including leading teams on various projects, outsourcing designers and photographers, and managing interns.

UC Irvine

Communications Assistant   |   Sep 2014 - Dec 2016

As the communications assistant at UCI School of Information and Computer Sciences, I was the in-house designer and video editor for the communications department. I was able to contribute to the school's image and identity through motion graphics and various print and digital collateral.

  • Motion graphics like titles & lower-thirds.
  • Design flyers, posters, booklets & other print material.
  • Design digital banners for screens throughout the building.
  • Edit videos for various faculty and events.
  • Film lectures.
  • Optimize design for print processes.
  • Administrative tasks.

Volunteer Experience

Divercity Productions

Senior Editor  |   Jun 2016 - Jun 2018

Divercity Productions is a small video production collective created by a group of like-minded college students. Their mission is to highlight the voices of marginalized groups, namely LGBTQ people of color.

  • Edit videos of various interviews and promotional material.
  • Create motion graphics and design Divercity Productions' primary visual identity.
  • Check other editors’ work for quality.
  • Compose original music for films.

Asian Pacific Student Association at UCI

Public Relations   |   Sep 2014 - Sep 2016

The Asian Pacific Student Association (APSA) at UC Irvine is a student organization aimed at celebrating the Asian and Pacific Islander cultures and sharing the lived experiences of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, bringing solidarity through education and shared understanding.

  • Design event posters and other digital/print assets.
  • Design and manage websites.
  • Help coordinate events, including summits, speaker panels, etc.

Languages

  • English - Fluent
  • Vietnamese - Fluent
  • Spanish - Conversational

View my projects:

Electronics

SoFlow

Regal Games

Bixbee

remodeez

Say hi!

Now that you've made it this far, I'd love to chat! Send me a message below to inquire about hiring, freelance projects, and anything else. I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

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