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 of a small business – a clothing and objects store in Brooklyn called forecast. My domains range from operations, creative direction, marketing, brand identity, buying, store management, programming, gallerist, writing, and more.

Before founding a business, I was a designer for eight years in industries ranging from e-commerce to civic tech. I got an itch for entrepreneurship while working weekends at a local boutique; that inspired me to freelance and explore what it would be like to create a physical concept space.

I currently take on limited freelance design and entrepreneurship clients.

✺ Interests

• Entrepreneurship (independent boutiques)
• Photography and writing
• Style
• Film, reading (sci-fi book club)
• Fitness and coaching (crossfit)
• Identity and diaspora (Vietnamese)
• 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
tinataste: a collection of my regular recipes
Sci Fi Book Club (est. 2019)
Tina’s 2022 Movie Reviews (now moved to Letterboxd)
Tina’s Annual Books (now moved to Goodreads)
for parts (2024)