Trends come and go, technologies get obsolete and replaced, but the process of design - at its heart - is essentially the same. When you put the user and their story at the centerstage, everything else just fade away.
A well-respected professor once told me: over the last 20 years, our job titles changed so much, but the real job requirement stays constant - to be able to empathize with our users. That being said, almost every human being can empathize with one another. But us designers are of a special breed, because we have the ability to put the empathy we have for our users into our everyday's work, in each and every of the humblest decisions we make in our designs.
Start with noise, filter, add sweat, learn to listen, learn to let go, be willing to challenge oneself, aim for greatness, don't be afraid to fail.
Through processes of iteration and refinement, the solution should be succinct, to the point, and beautifully crafted.
Born and grew up in Vietnam, I came to the US at the age of 21. Having dipped my toe in the various fields of study in art (graphics & film) as well as the sciences (math & computer science) I found out my passion in storytelling can only be found at the junction of these two massive bodies.
That's when I found Design.
Associate of Science
Interactive Multimedia Design
Raffles Int'l College of Design
Bachelor of Science
ArtCenter College of Design