Huyen Do

HUYEN-DO

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?
Lorelai Gilmore

ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
I try playing the piano, emphasis on try

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
Friends

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth

ANY PETS?
Not now but I’ve always had dogs growing up

LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English, French, Vietnamese

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Amélie

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Ellsworth Kelly

FAVORITE CHARITY?
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?
No

COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Red

TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
Graphik

GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Open-mindedness/Ability to only draw stick figures

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Journalist

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Don’t fuck it up.

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