Self Portrait, 2019.
As seen above, in my magnum opus, I am an aspiring graphic and UX designer. I enjoy making art because I got tired of waiting for people to make art that I wanted to see. In an increasingly technological world, there is no room for bad design and poor user experiences. Looking at you, davidson.edu.
My happy place is in bed, shoes kicked off, and looking at clothes. Not always buying, just looking. I like clothes. A little too much actually. I’ve been into fashion for about six years and I think it’s an increasingly interesting hobby. Not just in a physical, materialistic sense, but rather, a human sense. I enjoy learning about the various methods of production, subcultures that emphasize themselves through their attire, the politics and environmental impacts, and the stories of those behind the clothes. At the end of the day, I like telling stories through designs which makes me a great appreciator of cool album art, slick website designs, gripping book covers, and overpriced coffee bags.
My end goal is to be a UX designer or lead editor for a major media company in New York that focuses on culture, technology, music, and fashion. What stands in my way:
- I don’t really know how public transit works in New York.
- I need an internship.
- I need to get better at coding.
- I need to graduate.
- I need to get better at Adobe CC.
ps; on the off chance some major company finds this post, please check out my actual work at tnnguyen.net