Tam Hoang

STW2020_TAMHOANG

VIRGINIA TECH

Tam Hoang is a senior graphic design student. While the physical and aesthetic attributes of design were what initially brought her to become a designer, her passion lies in exploring the intersection where design, humans, and technology meet. She believes in the power of design to help make the world a better place for everyone and her work is driven by the stories of people and their heritage. She hopes to make an impact by creating inclusive and meaningful design experiences to help anyone feel like they belong. She is a life-long learner always curious and ready to take on any challenge. When Tam is not designing, you can find her DIY-ing, binge-watching The Great British Baking Show, or learning new songs on her purple ukulele.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Alexandria VA

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Morning person

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Pinterest

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Great British Baking Show

FAVORITE PODCAST?
How I Build This

FAVORITE BOOK?
The Alchemist

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Get Out

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Frida Kahlo

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Children of Vietnam

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Thrifting, DIY-ing, and cooking

FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
Julie Zhuo

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
UX/UI Design

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Pop-up vintage shop

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
My professors!

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax

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