An X. Bui is a 2021 senior pursuing a BS Degree in Graphic Design and a Minor in Interactive Digital Media. An grew up in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and moved to Philadelphia in search of higher education and a new cultural experience. An loves art but also has a passion for science, mainly because of its way of problem-solving. This mix of science and art is why An has a deep love for Design. He has been actively working freelance for small businesses, non-profits and startups to expand his skills and experience. As part of his Drexel Co-op, he worked at Night Kitchen Interactive, a firm specializing in exhibition design. There, he learned a lot about designing digital experience and design as a collaborative process. An is committed to expanding his expertise: from print design, website design and development, to more experimental fields like generative and interactive design. He is eager to try new things to broaden his perspective. In his free time, An loves reading fiction and photography.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born and raised in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. I am currently living in Philadelphia PA.
STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?
I lived near campus, but all my classes are remote
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Definitely a night owl
Get Out by Jordan Peele
FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?
Patriot by Steven Conrad
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
99% Invisible by Roman Mars
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Yinka Shonibare CBE
Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
Coalition for Rainforest Nations
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?
Binging on book series and tv shows.
HAVE THE CHALLENGES OF 2020 CHANGED HOW YOU THINK ABOUT GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DESIGNERS?
In the midst of these turbulent times, I think a Graphic Designer’s social and political influence is more impactful and important than ever before. Also, we need to consider the implication of our creations, not only for clients and collaborators, but for its impact on the world.
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