Tina Nguyen

✺ Self

Tina Nguyen is a digital designer interested in making meaningful experiences that are enjoyable, easy-to-understand, and prompt reflection. 

✺ Work

Currently, I am working with a co-founder to establish a small fashion and objects boutique in Brooklyn.

Additionally, I am a freelance product designer. I’m open to short-term or part-time projects in Q2 and Q3 2023. Let’s work together!

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)
• Technology (accessibility, societal impact, and infrastructure)
• Home cooking
• Identity (Californian-Viet and Asian), diaspora
• Writing, film, and art
• Peer mentorship

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