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"Don't focus on building a CV, but focus on building a BIO."

This is one of the quotes I’m living by. In the following, I want to share with you a quick recap of my bio so far. Enjoy.

Chapter 01

Vietnam

I was born in Hanoi, the capitol city of Vietnam. This is where I spend my childhood until the age of 4 before I moved to Germany with my parents.

Vietnam Graphic
Karate Sensei Keisuke Nemoto
Chapter 02

Mastering Discipline

I started my martial arts at the young age of 10. At the time, I was growing up in East Germany and my dad thought it was a good idea to learn self defense. Over time, the Karate training became an important part of my life that not only taught me to defend myself but helped me in many other areas of life.

Chapter 03

My Creative Education

After high school, I moved to Munich for my architectural studies. While I don’t practice architecture anymore, it was a great education that set a strong foundation for my creative career. During my studies, I discovered my interest in industrial design that would later lead to the path of digital product design.

Marienplatz Munich architecture sketch
life in japan
Chapter 04

Living Abroad

One of the greatest experiences during my studies, was my semester in Japan. This experience of living in a foreign country kick started my hunger for traveling and learning from different cultures. While living in Tokyo, I was also fortunate enough to become a design intern for Toshiba and Uchida Yoko.

Ausmip scholarship - 8 Months

Living in Tokyo & Chiba

Product Design Intern Toshiba

R&D Intern Uchida Yoko

Chapter 05

My Career

Back from Japan, I decided to change my career to Digital Product Design. After graduation, I joined a small digital agency as a UX Designer. This decision paved my path to later on have the opportunity to work for Frog Design, an industry leader in Design and Innovation.

working at frog
homepage vinabrew
Chapter 06

Creative Entrepreneurship

Besides my design career, I am constantly tinkering with side projects to expand my business knowledge. Besides starting multiple blogs in the past, one of my favorite projects was the re-invention of Vietnam’s traditional coffee filter.

Chapter 07

Location Independence

In 2018, I decided to leave my comfort-zone and travel the world. After years of working in the creative industry, a creative sabbatical was need to recharge my batteries and get inspired. For the last 2 years, I’ve been documenting my journey and share details of my location independent lifestyle.

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