HEY THERE! MY NAME IS
Lucy Nguyen is a visual designer who takes her love for storytelling and making things by hand into creating systems and print design. (Print is not dead!) With less access to studio space and printers this past year, her desire to learn has led her to explore web design and multilingual type, where she feels her work can be more accessible. Her work can be described as playful, colorful, and bold, and combines her dreamy, child-like wonder with a research-driven design process. When not in studio, you can find her practicing Kung Fu or running her online pin shop! Eventually, she hopes to create a vibrant and unique Vietnamese typeface, and work abroad!
BORN: Orlando, FL
FAVORITE TYPEFACE: Phoreus Cherokee
FAVORITE HEX CODE(S): #0075C9, #DF8BFA, #FFCF01
ZODIAC SIGN: Pisces
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL:
Night owl for sureee
FAVORITE UFGD STUDIO MEMORY: Every day being Marci's desk neighbor <3 and also that time several of us, on the way to Nashville for the Vox trip, stopped in Atlanta for pizza and then walked around!! It was autumn and so prettyy
DESIGN INSPIRATION(S): Furry Little Peach! I love how her work is super colorful and she creates the world she envisions in her head. I want to maintain the same playful spirit as I continue growing up.
CHECK OUT MY WORK BELOW!
D-2 is a mixtape documenting himself as a 28-year old. As an Asian creative also in their twenties, the lyrics resonated with me as Agust D discusses topics like the imposter syndrome, questioning the world, and fears of losing oneself in adulthood. After designing an album artwork that reflected the pensieve nature of this album, I also expanded it to a lyric website to emphasize the artist's value to make his music accessible to everyone.
One of my biggest tasks of the year as Creative Director for TEDxUF was to create the brand identity for the 12th annual conference, Synergy: Connections & Intersections. Our theme sought to showcase the collaboration of many different parts of the UF and Gainesville communities and I created a vibrant, bold, and flexible visual system that could translate to many mediums and celebrate how lively and fun this year's conference would be.
IS THIS PATRIOTISM?
Looking at the way we teach American History in this country, it’s very clear how white-washed and glorified it is. This book brings to light the racist history of this country by combining text from The Declaration of Independence, Robert F. Kennedy’s “A Speech On Race,” visual inspiration from Russian Constructivism, and interactive pullouts to shed light on the mistreatment of BIPOC and remind people that inhumane practices are not a foreign concept, but ones that have occurred in this country we are “so proud” to call home.
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