Tina Nguyen

✺ Self

Tina Nguyen is a boutique owner and designer interested in creating meaningful experiences that are universal, welcoming, and prompt reflection. 

✺ Work

Currently, I am the co-founder, ceo, and coo of a small business – a clothing and objects store in Brooklyn called forecast. My domains range from operations, store management, programming, marketing, brand identity, and more.

Additionally, I am a freelance product designer. I’m open to short-term projects and consulting in Q1 and Q2 2024. I specialize in understanding user flows and creating wireframes, mockups, and interviews to improve digital processes.

Previously, I was a lead designer and researcher at Nava PBC, an agency that aims to improve government services. I designed e-commerce at Moda Operandi, and enterprise software at Microsoft (PowerApps). I’ve also spent time at Amazon, startups, and various consulting companies.

✺ Interests

• Entrepreneurship (independent boutiques)
• Photography and writing (art)
• Home cooking and fitness
• Fashion (casual hobby)
• Identity and diaspora (Vietnamese)
• Film and reading
• Peer mentorship
• Technology (accessibility, societal impact)

Education has been one of the most rewarding activities in my adult life. Here are some classes I’ve taken:
Code Societies at SFPC, taught by Melanie Hoff, Neta Bomani, & Emma Norton (2020)
AncestryandMe at SFPC, taught by American Artist and Zainab Aliyu (2021)
Designing Spaces for Humans (architecture) at Index Space, taught by Sharon Leung
Video Creator Course (vlogging and creative process) at ilovecreatives, taught by Rachel Nguyen and Jenn Im
Creative Nonfiction Writing 101 at Gotham Writers Workshop with Rachel Simon
Machine Knitting at Textile Arts Center
Summer Venture in Management Program at Harvard Business School

✺ Projects

tinatalk: irregular newsletter with current musings, collages, fit pics, and introspection
tinatalk tv: rare episodes
tinataste: a collection of my regular recipes
Tina’s 2022 Movie Reviews
Sci Fi Book Club (est. 2019)
• Your House Film Club (est. 2020)
Tina’s Annual Books

Photo by Paula Codoñer