ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY
Huyen Do is a young nomad with big dreams of making it as a creative. Born and raised in Vietnam, she left home at age 17 eager to see what the world had to offer. A couple of detours and a college degree later, she ended up in San Francisco where she recently received her BFA in Graphic Design. During her time at Academy of Art University, she’s had the opportunity to work in branding, print, and ad campaigns at studios like MetaDesign and Hybrid. Beyond the necessary formal skills, she is grateful for what design school has given her ‒ the deep understanding that there’s a solution to every problem if you pay close attention and go through a process.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Hanoi, San Francisco
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty (but politically a lefty)
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Natural morning person, involuntary night owl
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
I try playing the piano, emphasis on try
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth
Not now but I’ve always had dogs growing up
LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English, French, Vietnamese
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Planned Parenthood! Their work is important and they need our support in this new political climate
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Taking pictures with a camera.
LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
“I would’ve guessed you were a designer”
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Open-mindedness/Ability to only draw stick figures
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Don’t fuck it up.