Don't worry, it's just my journey ever since I was young up until now. Through this, you'll also get to know a little bit more about my skillsets and mindsets.
And of course, as a bonus, I'm also going to share with you a little bit about my vision for the upcoming years.
I was born on March 18, 1996, in an average family in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Because of my family situation, I spent most of my time alone reading books or playing with building blocks, creating cities or landscapes.
Ever since I was young, I've always dreamed of creating new inventions, landscapes, and things that could be useful for people.
But I didn't have any opportunities to touch computers until I was 8.
Windows 98 & The Internet
Windows 98 was my first OS and ever since then, I've always been loyal to Microsoft's products. Combined with dial-up Internet, which couldn't even be compared with the old 3G networks, I started my journey in the digital world.
My first website was a forum
You read it right, my first website, created when I was 9 was a forum created in vBulletin. The same website was also my first experience with HTML and PHP.
Of course, I also won awards as an amateur game developer. In 2008, my first game was featured for 2 years as the prime example of what the old RPG Maker XP could achieve on Enterbrain's old home page.
Through game development, I also get to experience with 3D design and concept arts.
Becoming VinaGame's Partner
At 14, I officially became a partner developer at VNG Corporation (formerly VinaGame). There, I led a development team to work on developing and maintaining then-popular browser games including the hit "Sky Garden."
Establishing connections with Singapore
At 16, I established two professional communities for young game developers and indie game developers in Vietnam, for which I also established connections with design schools in Singapore to build the foundation for Vietnamese game designers.
On September 30, 2014, I left for Japan in pursuit of new knowledge.
Landing in Chubu Centrair Airport, my new journey in Japan began.
I decided to leave behind my game development career in pursuit of knowledge to create real applications that provide more values than just entertainment.
Living in Japan also gave me more freedom to explore new culture and experiences.
An engineer and a professional translator
After being admitted to Shinshu University, I started working toward understanding and harnessing Artificial Intelligence. At the same time, I also started working as a professional translator, for which I joined the JTA and JTF, two professional communities for translators in Japan.
A professional freelance designer
Realizing the power of combining my experiences with new-found knowledge, I started exploring design seriously before debuting as a professional graphic designer in 2018.
In 2019, I shifted my focus to designing, developing brand identities and creating brand experiences. Started from small projects, I gradually increase the scale of my projects before reaching my current level.
After over two years, I have won various awards and have my projects featured on different platforms, with my latest project featured on World Brand Design Society.
But this is just the beginning.
Stepping up as a brand designer
In the near future, I'm hoping to learn more technical skills as well as soft skills to further develop myself as a brand designer, who's capable of helping businesses to connect with their clients.
Building communities and expanding skillsets
I'm also looking to expand my networks and hoping to contribute to building a community for designers, both in Japan and internationally.