Fiona Tran is a Vietnamese-American graphic designer specializing in branding, illustration, and digital mixed media. She is finishing off her studies at Drexel University with a BS in Graphic Design to pursue her dreams of owning a design studio one day. At a young age, her love for art and design was just a hobby, but now it has become her passion as she strives to create works to inspire, inform, and motivate others. Fiona considers herself a curious learner, willing to experiment with the materials and resources surrounding her. She integrates bright colors and bold types into unfamiliar environments to enhance stories and highlight identities. Fiona continues to explore her artistic ability by challenging herself to develop new skills and learn what it takes to become a designer. In her free time, she enjoys thrifting, reading webtoons, and binge-watching shows.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
Growing up in a tight knit family, I learned to support others when they are in need. Fostering community is important and my interactions with others allow me to navigate the possibilities of defining ideas and solutions.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
I enjoy the process of designing a system to create unique storytelling experiences.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD? EITHER TODAY OR HISTORICALLY?
Lauren Hom is someone who I really admire. She is a Detroit-based designer and hand-lettering artist who created passion projects which have transformed into a freelance business. She shares her knowledge of design as a professional career to help enhance the works of creatives and brands.