TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Thi Nguyen is an MFA communication design student and graduate teaching assistant. Her creative practice focuses on design for social innovation through multidisciplinary and systematic human-centered design. She’s fascinated about defining underlying problems and testing different design methodology to find a new approach or see the challenge from a different perspective. She is passionate about community, design for equity, environmental graphic design, and typography. Thi is currently working on her thesis – Designing for Human Connection – and leading a Design for America (DFA) project, Facilitating Plastic Film Recycling in San Marcos.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Vietnam / Austin TX
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Definitely a morning person
FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Instagram. I prefer face-to-face interaction.
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Design Matters with Debbie Millman
The last book I read was “By The People” by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
I love Christmas movies
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Exploring a new part of town, going hiking, or any outdoor activities.
FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
AREA OF SPECIALIZATION?
Design for social innovation
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Architect, musician or athlete
THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
Working on unfamiliar projects, which helps me figure out what kind of designer I want to be. In addition, I learn from fellow designers who are different and enjoy meeting people who are like-minded. The community, including my teachers, make me feel empowered.
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Open your mind and your heart to all possibilities