"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.